Seventeen pax gathered in the gloom around three shovel flags to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave of themselves so as to save others.
THE THANG (All pax wore 40 lb packs to simulate firefighter gear).
- Run to stairs at church, split into two groups.
- Stair climb x 25 (skip a step every other ascent)
- Run back to lot.
Stations (bench step ups or plank if waiting)
- Hose Drag Simulation: Tire Drag Sprint x 50 yards, tire pull 50 ft.
- Forced Entry Simulation: Sledgehammer an SUV tire across parking lot x 100 ft
- Ceiling Breach Simulation: car tires on lead poles x20, 25 lb dumb bell hanging pull x 20
- Equipment Carry Simulation: 50 lb bucket carry x 100 yards
- Search and Rescue Simulation: 50 yard bear crawl
- Victim Rescue Simulation: Tractor tire drag x 75 ft
- The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men. ~Henry David Thoreau
- Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11).
- As we reflect on the heroes of the day, let us also set our mind to humility, obedience, sacrifice and service; yet not for our exaltation, but for His.