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Help Me Celebrate My Birthday!

Posted in Choices, Education, Family, Inspirational People, Leadership, Life and Lifestyle, Relationships with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by firefighterselfrescue

On 9/20/12, I’m turning 36. And this year, I don’t want presents or drinks. I want clean water.

Women and children in Rwanda walk for hours every day, up and down mountains, just to collect water from rivers. And the worst part? The water they collect can make them really sick.

Terrible right? Well, we can actually do something about it. Just $65 can give someone in Rwanda clean water.

So I’m asking everyone for my age in donations. Give $36 or $360 or any amount that you can afford and help me give life’s most basic need.

The best part is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund water projects in the Rwanda, and when those projects are complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the impact we made. I can’t think of a better birthday gift. Join me!

Please watch all videos and be inspired like I was!

Thank you! Please click this link to donate!



Posted in Life and Lifestyle on November 8, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

MOvember is upon us and I’ve decided to join the cause. I have chosen; like thousands of proud men around the world to donate my face to raise awareness of prostate cancer in men! Since my grandfather passed away from Prostate cancer; I think it’s a fitting tribute! If there is anyone who would like to donate or if you would like to join my team I would be honored to have you!

I wish I could grow one like this beauty!

But sadly this is what mine will probably look like!

Start Something…

Posted in Choices, Inspirational People, Leadership, Life and Lifestyle on October 25, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

I just finished reading Blake Mycoskie’s “Start Something That Matters” and I wanted to give you my take on it. I know that I’ve talked about him and his company Toms shoes in another video, but the book had some really good points that I wanted to mention.

Building a Base

Posted in Life and Lifestyle on June 14, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

I’m currently on vacation in Hawaii.  My kids and I were building a sand castle that kept getting destroyed by the water.  I quickly realized how important it was to have a solid base.  Not only have one, but I had to continue to add to my base, so that when the water came in; the castle could survive.  I can only hope that some day my kids will be able to learn this lesson.  I thought that this would be a great metaphor; so I did a quick video on it!  Aloha!

Book Recommendations

Posted in Life and Lifestyle on April 8, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

After getting lots of requests for book recommendations, I decided to take some time to tell you about the books that have influenced me.

Welcome to Firefighter Self Rescue!

Posted in Choices, Education, Family, Inspirational People, Leadership, Life and Lifestyle, Relationships on March 17, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Firefighter Self Rescue!  It is my hope that this site will help those of us in Firefighting and in other service fields to think differently about how we train ourselves for the work we do.  Take some time to look through the videos, and please comment!  I welcome feedback, and I hope this space can also be a place for discussion of the work we do!

– Justin Lewis

Thanks for all of the support and patience with this book. it is finally out and you can get your copy here.

Please leave a review when you are done reading if you don’t mind!

What Do You Fear?

Posted in Life and Lifestyle on March 9, 2011 by firefighterselfrescue

Is fear holding you back from taking the risks that might be the best decisions of your life?


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