Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:00am
We all advance at a different pace. Sometimes due to us not being prepared, sometimes just being beat out and other times factors we can't control come into play.
No matter what the reason, use a promotion lost as a learning experience. Not only about the process itself, but where to improve.
Use the time to gain more experience, master the craft and to prove you're the best candidate.
No sulking, no complaining and no…
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment
Posted on April 12, 2014 at 9:06am
As many are preparing to make their way to FDIC or are already there, it is important to understand what our roles are as fire service instructors and leaders. Yes, you are both, whether you are an officer or not if you are helping to make the fire service better, you are a leader and instructor at some level.
I was using my knife the other day and it needed to be sharpened. I have an old stone that has sharpened knives for many years. When you learn how to use that stone and are…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
I am one who has had my share of frustrations with the fire service at times. There were times that it would have been really easy to sit back and just glide into a recliner and drift away into the land of complacency and doing as little as possible.
It would have been real easy to become one of those guys that learned all I needed to know at the academy and on the job. I could have been the one who wears the t-shirts and puts the stickers in the back window of my truck to…Continue
Posted on March 1, 2014 at 11:22am