RescueDigest Resources: Building Blocks of Brotherhood

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.


The Building Blocks of Brotherhood: Putting the pieces in place.

A culture of brotherhood doesn’t happen by itself. Like anything else worthwhile it is built with the right tools from the right building materials through hard work. The work, of course, has to be yours, but rescue digest is going to give you the tools and materials you’ll need to start building brotherhood in your service.

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Some say that brotherhood can be hard to define in words, but after 9/11, no one needed to.

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

While many words may be associated with the concept of brotherhood in emergency services, we like to think that they all come down to three core building blocks, Pride, Honor and Heritage. For those of you joining us on this month long series on exemplifying and expanding brotherhood, we offer you the following resources to help you in your efforts. RescueDigest wishes you applauds you for your efforts and thanks you for your service.


What Is Pride? – Backstep Firefighter

The Grapevine: Emergency Services Pride: ‘Do We Wear It Well?’

Police Pride | Law Enforcement Today

Police Pride Quotes

Pride Not Pay | Leadership content from Fire Chief

An Interview about Pride and Ownership : Rick Lasky




Fire Service Honor | The Company Officer

The Fire Service Code of Honor – Fire Engineering

What is the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor?

EMS Honor Guards – JEMS Connect – EMS Emergency Medical Services


History & Heritage 

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via