If you are pushing the envelope and doing extreme things, you will have a target on your back. Not everyone will embrace you and/or your ideas. Some will actually go against what you stand for and the direction you want to go. Not everyone will be open to the culture you desire or even the Nozzle, radio strap, helmet, hoseload, or whatever it is you believe in. Some will think you are crazy for giving any extra time to the Fire Service outside your duty day. They will not understand why take classes that are not resume classes for extra pay/promotion. Some are ok with the minimum and that’s ok, because you will carry them on their worst day. Keep Pushing and Never Give Up! Remember it’s not a popularity contest when trying to be your best.
Embrace the Target!