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Jarrod Sergi
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Do You Play Favorites?

For as long as I can remember I have heard people say, as a person in a leadership position you are not supposed to play favorites. That by doing this it causes distrust and damages your credibility. Not only that, it is an unfair way to lead. I will agree to an extent. I think there is a fine line we have to walk when it comes to playing favorites with the firefighters in our stations. So, do I play favorites? I sure do! My favorites are the ones that come into work every day and bleed passion…See More
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The Company Officers Role in Community Risk Reduction

As a Company Officer you set the tone for so many things in your firehouse. You contribute to the cultural norms, attitudes, and other acceptable practices. As someone once told me, if it’s not important to you, it won’t be important to them. So where do we, where do you, fall in the responsibility of community risk reduction? I recently took a class at the National Fire Academy and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going up there for it. I was worried it was going to be a…See More
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You Can't Save Them All

           Today I was having some conversation with a good friend of mine and a fellow company officer. We were exchanging ideas and issues about dealing with people and how to motivate ones that don’t seem to have any motivation. We discussed different techniques, approaches and even the behavior we have to demonstrate as officers to have a positive impact on the individuals that just lack motivation. We further discussed how to make hardheaded individuals see themselves less as individuals…See More
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May 8, 2016
Jarrod Sergi posted a blog post

Dear Supervisor, I'm Confused.

Dear Supervisors, I have started to grow increasingly confused and frustrated. This frustration ripples throughout our fire service. It is something I hear from firefighters who work in all parts of the country. It seems lately that more attention is being shifted to those who are putting themselves out there and bleeding with passion for their careers. Why are you having conversations with some of your members about training too much or how they need to slow down? Are you having the more…See More
May 6, 2016

Profile Information

Lives in:
Virginia
Department:
Norfolk
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
11
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
The content of my posts are that of my own and may or may not reflect the views of my current organization. The are solely my opinions, thoughts, and observations based off of my experiences.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Company Operations
Truck Company Operations
Firefighter Survival
Forcible Entry
RIT Programs
Elevator Operations
Custom Programs
Web site:
http://www.realfiretraining.net

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Do You Play Favorites?

For as long as I can remember I have heard people say, as a person in a leadership position you are not supposed to play favorites. That by doing this it causes distrust and damages your credibility. Not only that, it is an unfair way to lead. I will agree to an extent. I think there is a fine line we have to walk when it comes to playing favorites with the firefighters in our stations.

 

So, do I play favorites? I sure do! My favorites are the ones that…

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Posted on January 7, 2017 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

The Company Officers Role in Community Risk Reduction

As a Company Officer you set the tone for so many things in your firehouse. You contribute to the cultural norms, attitudes, and other acceptable practices. As someone once told me, if it’s not important to you, it won’t be important to them. So where do we, where do you, fall in the responsibility of community risk reduction? I recently took a class at the National Fire Academy and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going up there for it. I was worried it was going to be a…

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Posted on November 3, 2016 at 4:00pm

You Can't Save Them All

           Today I was having some conversation with a good friend of mine and a fellow company officer. We were exchanging ideas and issues about dealing with people and how to motivate ones that don’t seem to have any motivation. We discussed different techniques, approaches and even the behavior we have to demonstrate as officers to have a positive impact on the individuals that just lack motivation. We further discussed how to make hardheaded individuals see…

Continue

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 5:00pm

Dear Supervisor, I'm Confused.

Dear Supervisors,



I have started to grow increasingly confused and frustrated. This frustration ripples throughout our fire service. It is something I hear from firefighters who work in all parts of the country. It seems lately that…

Continue

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

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At 11:58am on March 20, 2014, Bobby Halton said…

Thanks for sending me the invite. your friend Bobby 

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Thank you for the add!  Loved you "Stretch Some Lines!" blog!  Hits home.  Be safe out there!

 
 
 

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