Confidence is something built, not given to us. Having confidence in ourselves is a struggle for every human. Having confidence in our tools, should not be a struggle if we all give 110% between calls to ensure our equipment is Combat Ready. Lack of confidence because we are unsure of whether the chainsaw will start, the pre-connects are in working order, or our SCBA’s are working and full is something we can all correct through caring. Next time you are watching re runs of Rescue Me at the station, take a walk out to the truck in between commercial breaks and check your equipment. Take the time to refresh your confidence as well as pass it down to the newer members. You will thank yourself in the long run!