Bobbie Scopa is a storyteller. She recently retired from her 45-year career in fire. So she’s now sharing her stories via her blog “BobbieOnFire” which features podcasts. “Many of them have decent leadership lessons,” Bobbie says, “but my favorite stories are the funny ones.”
Here is one of the many ones we like:
#11 – The Federalies are Coming! (A Little Humility is Always a Good Thing) — BobbieOnFire
Hi everyone. The picture here is a good depiction of the fire that this story describes. Although the story isn’t about fighting the fire, it’s about the interactions between the firefighters who are fighting the fire. As I look back on things, fighting the fire was routine. The interactions with my co-workers and others involved was the challenge and what I remember most of all. The point of this story is how important it is to walk humbly. The fire where this story takes place wasn’t particularly difficult or challenging but it definitely wasn’t going to go out by itself either. What I had to pay the most attention to was the human element. And as you can imagine, dealing with human emotions is probably more dangerous and risky than fighting fire. So… I hope this one makes you giggle a little. As you will hear… it still makes me giggle.
To hear a recording of Bobbie telling her story please follow the link below: