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The Value of Endurance

Endurance is a discipline worth mastering. Those who do are often the same ones who succeed in life. Most of us have experienced the battle between the inner voice and the physical body. Take jogging for example. At some point in your life you had made the decision that you needed to get in better shape. Perhaps you drove down to the local sporting goods store and bought some running shoes and a fancy jogging suit. You may have even purchased some sort of timer or distance calculator because…See More
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Culture Creators versus Yes Men

I would rather have one frustrated culture creator in my inner circle than 10 yes men. Yes men tell me what I want to hear. They make me feel smarter than I actually am because they are afraid of my response to opposing points of view, or they are too insecure in their own abilities to speak up or take a chance. Frustrated workers are often misunderstood. More times than not, they are the people who care the most. They are change agents who have been beaten down to a point where they say things…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Toms River, NJ
Department:
Kearny Fire Department
Title/rank:
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
20
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Tour Commander, Training
Professional Qualifications:
Level 2 Fire Instructor, grant writer, fire service author.
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership, Team Building, Officer Development, Fireground Command, and Customer Service.

I am the author of Step Up and Lead and co-author of "Fireground Operational Guides". I'm also co-creator of www.FireOpsOnline.com (a website providing FREE training and tips for career and volunteer firefighters. We cover a variety of topics for everyone from probationary firefighters, to aspiring officers, and leaders of all ranks.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Team Building, Officer Development, and Customer Service.
Bio:
I am the author of 6 books including 'Common Valor: True Stories from New Jersey's Bravest'. I am an FDIC instructor and keynote speaker who provides specialized leadership and officer development training for organizations throughout the country.
Web site:
http://www.frankviscuso.com

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At 8:34pm on March 20, 2012, Mirel O said…

Va multumim pentru bun venit, cu nerăbdare să citesc articole şi schimbul de opiniile dumneavoastră.

At 5:16pm on November 16, 2011, Ned Hickson said…

Great to meet you, Frank — I look forward to reading your books!

At 12:27pm on September 27, 2011, Tom Brown said…

Hey thanks

 

At 6:37pm on September 24, 2011, Joseph L. De laura, jr. said…
It will be an honor to be your friend.  Joe De Laura
At 6:33pm on September 24, 2011, Joseph L. De laura, jr. said…
Thanks for the welcome. Contemplating the purchase of your book "Fireground Operational Guides". Although I'm not an officer any more I think I can still offer my thoughts to the IC. Your book covers some interesting topics to ponder.  Joe De Laura
At 12:53pm on September 12, 2011, Jeremy Richardson said…

Hi Frank,

 

Thank you for the invite. I have a ton of questions about grant writing. My Dept Chief has just put me in charge of researching grants for our department and I don't even know where to start. Any advice would be very helpful.

 

Jeremy

At 3:30pm on August 25, 2011, Gary Schlotterbeck said…
Thanks Frank for the invite. Years ago my "day job" was driving 18 wheelers and I've been to and through Kearny many times. I'm originally from Hagerstown Maryland, and served in the combination department there. My service goes back to the old "tailboard riding, cast iron lunged, leather headed kick the door down and get after it days" Thankfully I've learned a few things since then; mainly due to guys like you from larger departments who takes the time to share their experiences with guys from a small six company combination department like me. Thanks again Frank!!!
At 12:02am on July 20, 2011, Baburaj kulakattil said…
 

Hi ,Thanks for your invite you have lot of knowledge about the subject  I really happy to hear from you more . In addition we have a vacancy here in Qatar if you like to work with us its great pressure for me if you’re interested please let me know.

Regards

Baburaj

At 2:35pm on July 17, 2011, Craig Nelson said…

Frank,

I just read your article on department morale and thought it brought up a lot of good information.  I've seen my current department go through a lot of what you talked about. Thanks for getting this important message out there.  Take care, Craig

At 6:52pm on July 12, 2011, William L.Tanks said…

Hello Frank,

Glad to be your be your brother. I have intentionally avoided establishing a facebook account because I rarely have time to do web based socializing. I consider this...however networking and I honored to be a part of the community.  We will talk shop in the near future.

Regards

Willie

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Frustration and desperation are two of the best motivators for change.

One of the questions that I am often asked is, “I’m am a newly promoted officer and I want to make some changes but I am encountering a lot of resistance, what should I do?”

Resistance can come in many forms – a micromanaging boss, a lazy or complacent culture, a core group of over inflated egos with “inner circle” mentality, and the all too common “because that’s the way we have always done it” mentality. Each…

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Posted on January 30, 2017 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

The Value of Endurance

Endurance is a discipline worth mastering. Those who do are often the same ones who succeed in life. Most of us have experienced the battle between the inner voice and the physical body. Take jogging for example. At some point in your life you had made the decision that you needed to get in better shape. Perhaps you drove down to the local sporting…

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Posted on April 14, 2016 at 2:28pm

Culture Creators versus Yes Men

I would rather have one frustrated culture creator in my inner circle than 10 yes men. Yes men tell me what I want to hear. They make me feel smarter than I actually am because they are afraid of my response to…

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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

"It's Lonely at the top" is a myth

Posted on December 28, 2015 at 11:30am

"This is going to be a piece of cake." (and other things firefighters shouldn't say)

The following story was told to me by one of my Mentors, Mike Terpak, when I interviewed him for a book more than ten years ago. This was my first attempt at writing so I know it may be a little sophomoric, but I'm okay with that because 'the message' is the important thing. Mike was my academy instructor and today he is a great friend who I have collaborated with on several projects. I hope you enjoy the story.…

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