Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Captain Rich Goddard

Captain Goddard recalls his days in the fire service when he chose being “salty” over being “safe.” Like many of his generation, he thought dirty equipment and PPE was a sign of courage, experience and toughness. Instead, as his family has grown, Captain Goddard has evolved to believe following safe practices in a responsible manner is his first priority. He has become a 100% advocate of “doing what’s right,” from cleaning his gear meticulously, eating food that is pro-health, exercising, and doing whatever it takes to get home to that family.

“Choosing safety over salty now, brings a whole new meaning to my life. You know, I’ve got four children. I’ve got a wife that loves me.” – Rich Goddard