We've seen coverage by Dave Statter over at the STAT911 blog on arsonist firefighters, and discussion on Firefighter Nation in light of a post by Tim Sendelbach about the type of people that firefighting draws in.
Do we want the adrenaline junkie or do we want to find a mature individual who takes the oath to “prevent and protect” against fire to heart? Who among us doesn’t have at least one story about a member who was just a little too zealous for his/her own good? Wouldn’t you rather enter a building with a firefighter whose nickname was “Crusty” rather than the one whose nickname is “Whacker”? Talking about it over at Firehouse Zen.