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Chris Willis posted a blog post

volunteer training soapbox

I keep seeing articles about the downfall of volunteers, and the one recurring theme is that it's too much training and how it costs too much to train guys. Usually, they fall back on the normal excuses: “we are volunteers, so why do we need the training that metro cities need,” or “we make 100 calls a year, I don't need this training.”If this was football I'd throw the red flag to challenge them on this.These statements really get under my craw. You can't say in one breath how the public will…See More
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Michael D. Staats posted a blog post

Lip Service

We all have them. You know, that one person that continually complains about how bad things are. How management is screwing labor, how the Chief doesn't have a clue, how the organization isn't taking care of it's members. Lip Service. Yada yada yada.....You go to the galley to get a cup of coffee and there they are at the table talking about this bad decision, or that percieved slight. You are training and all they do is run their mouth about how this training doesn't apply to te real world, or…See More
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Paul Combs posted a blog post

GOING TO FDIC?

It's only a little more than a month away and I'm starting to get excited! I'm presenting for the first time and I'm hoping to see each of you there. Mark you calenders for Thursday, April 23rd, 3:30 p.m. - Rooms 109-110, for Drawn By Fire: A Decade Of Fired Up' Toons.____Drawn by Fire: A Decade of Fired Up 'Toons Fire…See More
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volunteer training soapbox

Posted by Chris Willis on March 6, 2015 at 4:44pm

Lip Service

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GOING TO FDIC?

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