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January 6, 2019

2018 was a busy year for the Texas LODD Task Force.  We have been honored to serve the first responders, agencies, and families over this past year.  We have truly been blessed by those that serve as our volunteers, those that have supported us through financial and in-kind donations, and to those...

January 5, 2019

The Texas LODD Task Force honors our Texas fallen first responders from 2018.  Each of these lives respresents a community, an agency, and loved ones that have been left behind.  We would also like to pay tribute to those first responders who have fallen due to cancer or suicide. We have been hono...

December 4, 2018

“Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I’m running behind” – Jackson Browne, “Running on Empty”

Burnout was something I believed myself immune to. It was for people who weren’t as tough as me, for people who couldn’t work as hard as me, and for...

November 30, 2018

When someone close becomes ill, by means of any kind of mental instability or disease, it’s incredibly difficult to comprehend what you are witnessing; as they begin to deteriorate.

To be honest, it was like waiting for the show ‘Punked’ to come running out, because there was no possible way that...

November 26, 2018

While Thanksgiving is over, the season of giving is not — and there’s an entire day dedicated to it. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been known as Giving Tuesday since 2012 and falls on Nov. 27 this year.

The movement started in New York City and aims to encourage people around the world to gi...

November 13, 2018

The holidays are fast approaching.  With Thanksgiving knocking on the door and Christmas and Hanukkah not far behind, it's easy for us to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season. 

For those that have experienced a loss, whether the loss has just occurred, or it has been years, th...

July 15, 2018

Choosing an effective mental health and/or addictions counselor is a lot like choosing a good undertaker: nobody wants to need one and by the time you do; you’re probably in no shape to go shopping for one.

The process can be confusing. There are a lot of options and simply navigating the alphabet...

July 11, 2018

Taylor Fire Department Honor Guard Academy
September 10-13, 2018

The Taylor Honor Guard academy teaches firefighters the fundamental elements of honor guard duties and includes instruction on the following topics:

Traditions and history of the honor guard

Basic facing movements and drill

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