Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Deputy Chief Tim Cowan

In this episode of Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Deputy Chief Cowan stresses that a firefighter’s safety, health and wellness (and those of colleagues) depends on a career-long commitment to training and education. From the very first day a recruit enters the academy until retirement, firefighters must never conclude they have learned all they need to know to be safe on the job. This endpoint of knowledge does not exist. As Chief Cowan notes, “learning is more of a journey than a destination.”

“The time that you think you know everything is the time you become dangerous. Always keep learning. Never stop moving forward. Progression is always where you want to be.” – Tim Cowan