Resiliency in Life & Leadership for Seattle Fire Department’s Executive Leadership Academy graduation
“For each call that comes to your firehouse, you not only have the ability to save lives, but also the power to bring people and community together. You educate people about community service and inspire others to treat everyone as humans first – especially as you often risk your own lives trying to save others without thinking about the victim’s race, religion, or sexual orientation, for example.
Though I can’t imagine the challenges you face, the trauma you carry, and the sacrifices you make, I can indeed relate to the passion you have and the pride you feel serving others. And I am confident under your command, and with the executive leadership training you’ve now received, you will lead your houses, your departments, and your communities with even more distinction.”