TAKE STOCK OF YOUR COURAGE
Be forewarned….you may take grief about trying some of the things you find in this guide. Just
be prepared for that. Steel yourself to the idea that you may be stepping out into a Brave
New World alone. And anyone—ANYONE—who doesn’t like what you do to your own
personal tools, can suck on it. They’re your tools, after all.
If you work for one of those uptight fire departments, I’ll make just two suggestions before you
consider modifying their tools:
1 – It’s better to beg forgiveness, than to ask permission.
2 – Admit nothing (“I dunno”), deny everything (“It was like that when I found it”), make counteraccusations (“I heard you did it”).