Bruce Monson was born on February 22, 1967. He is a firefighter-paramedic
for the city of Colorado Springs, CO, which he calls "fundyville!"
As of 2001 he has been a firefighter in the Springs for ten years. He
has an AS in Fire Science from Rancho Santiago College, CA (1990), and EMT-Paramedic
training from Columbia-Swedish Medical Center, Denver, CO (1997), as well
as numerous college and professional certifications relating to firefighting,
EMS, forensic sciences and critical-incident stress management. He is the
founder of a new organization called "
Freethought Firefighters International
" (FFI), and a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Freethinkers
of Colorado Springs, American Atheists, People For the American Way, American
Red Cross, and MDA. A USCF National Master, Bruce has written a book on
chess, The Complete Guide to the Belgrade Gambit (Dearborn, 1997),
and multiple articles on chess for various chess publications in the U.S.,
Germany, Yugoslavia, Ireland, and the Netherlands (cf.
Belgrade Gambit & Other Knightmares
). He also has an avid interest in Biblical archaeology, ancient Egyptian
history, the ancient Near East, and comparative world religions & mythology.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
An unbelieving firefighter puts a challenge to the Christian God, using a perspective through the eyes of a profession where the disconcerting tragedy of child deaths cut to your core and, unfortunately, is dealt with all too frequently.