Day 24 may not be so easy for some of you, especially you fire wives.  I know, trust me, I get it.  Training often takes up large portions of time and it can feel like it is stealing time away from marriage and family.

I know I have dreaded trainings that required my husband to drive two hours to the State Public Safety Training Center and stay for a week… but I also know that he wasn’t always thrilled about being gone either.  Some training only takes a few hours at their department, while others may require them to be gone for a week or even longer.  

Either way, no matter which side of the training you’re on, be grateful for every bit of training.  

Every training.  

Every class.  

Every trip away from home.  

These training hours are what keep you, your spouse and/or their crew safe.  Knowing there are safety precautions being carried out on scene is something to be truly grateful for.

Remember a few days ago we talked about Close Calls?  Think about those close calls and how training likely played a part in keeping them safe. The next time you’re felling robbed because you or your spouse has to give up time for training, remember to be grateful for those opportunities.

Now, Train for your Marriage!

05FireTraining9-MTraining does take a lot of time away but it offers so much more.  Peace of mind is what it personally offers me.  Let’s take training a step further and Train for your Marriage.  Yes.  Fires will come that you need to be prepared for.

The 24-7 Commitment Communities honor, uplift, strengthen and support fire marriages and families.  We encourage one another to not only be proactive in keeping our marriages in top shape, but fighting for them tooth and nail when fire does come.  We offer many programs and resources to help you train for your marriage.
The Fire Wife Sisterhood for women married to, engaged to or dating a firefighter and The Honor Guard for men devoted to their spouse.  Check them out today, if you enjoy what we have to offer and want to become a Supporting Member, you can downgrade or upgrade your membership at any time.  You have nothing to lose.
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Jessie -

A small town girl from Southwest Georgia who happens to value your marriage as much as she does her own. She is married to a firefighter who was a volunteer for several years, then transitioned into a career fireman the same month they married in 2008, and he is now a Captain at his full-time Department. They have two daughters, have been in the FFW family since 2012 and know marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.