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Mark Wadsworth replied to Justin Lewis's discussion I'm doing research for a new training that I'm doing...Please read and help out if you can!
"Justin, I am sure you could find many well written articles on this site and others about being and affective leader.  Being a leader is not necessarily based on your rank.  Leadership comes from experience and as you promote in the…"
Aug 5, 2011
Mark Wadsworth replied to Dan Rice's discussion Safe and Aggressive?
"This is a frustrating subject for sure. You can't take all of the risk out of our profession.  However some of our leaders are trying to do just that.  I understand their point of view of course, there is no reason to risk our…"
Aug 5, 2011
Mark Wadsworth commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Thanks for the comments from everyone.  Weather sure makes a huge impact on operations...no matter where you are.  Snow in the forcast again for tomorrow....blah.  We are now facing issues with above ground propane tanks that are…"
Apr 6, 2011
Jack Wesson commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Mark , when i was a trooper yes we dealt with , But here in the eastern part of the state , 1ft is a hazard. Art we were at 58 degrees took the Bike for a ride on Sunday"
Apr 4, 2011
Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Well, it got up to 84 here in central Illinois yesterday. And if that wasn't bad enough, the wind was blowing at 30 mph sustained with gusts up to 45. Thank God, we made it through the day. Temp set a new record for this time of year."
Apr 4, 2011
Mark Wadsworth commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Jack, About 6 feet from the all time recorded record. Don't ever remember a winter like this since I have lived up here. I bet western NY sees some heavy snowfall also...mother nature sure is letting us know who's boss for sure. I am…"
Apr 3, 2011
Mark Wadsworth commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"holy cow Jeff,  that is a lot of stuff going on with you.  So glad to hear that you are on the mend and are going to return to duty.  I would be interested in exchanging numbers so we could talk some more.  All the best to you…"
Apr 3, 2011
Jeff Schwering commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Mark, all is going well now. The last couple months have been tough to say the least. Broken leg in Jan, surgery, then two separate brain bleeds, I'm lucky I'm still here. Best news is I beat this and will be able to return to full duty,…"
Apr 2, 2011
Jack Wesson commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Interesting, have not seen Snow like that in while , sorta looks like the Snow belt in western NY , when i was stationed there as Trooper , Old Mother Nature , just does not want to give up"
Apr 2, 2011
Mark Wadsworth commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"Jeff....good to hear from you.  Been away from the site for a while....lots of snow and the problems that go with it for sure.  Hope all is well with you."
Apr 2, 2011
Jeff Schwering commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Is it spring yet?
"All I can say brother is No Thanks! I thought Missouri ice storms were bad. Be Safe, Jeff"
Apr 2, 2011
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Mark Wadsworth posted a blog post

Is it spring yet?

                   I had to share this and certainly think that this is something most departments don't see on a regular basis. Something different to discuss from a training standpoint and definitly presents new and difficult challenges to an already difficult job.  Heavy snowfall year in the Sierras of California with 20 foot…See More
Apr 1, 2011
Mark Wadsworth replied to Ben Marler's discussion BROTHERS
"Great article and well said. The fire service family is exactly that...family. Nice job, Brother."
Aug 15, 2010
Mark Wadsworth commented on Mark Wadsworth's blog post Nice Guy vs Not so nice Guy.
"J.J. Thanks for your advice."
Jun 29, 2010

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Lives in:
Truckee, California
Department:
Truckee Fire District
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
21
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Training
Professional Qualifications:
Confined Space Operations
Haz Mat Specialist
Paramedic
Dive Rescue Team
Trench Rescue Technician
Topics you provide training for:
Assistant Training Officer for the District
Areas of expertise:
Hope to have something to list by the time I retire but not counting on it.
Bio:
I am a Captain with Truckee Fire District/Assistant Training Officer. I have been with the District since 1996. Truckee is a small mountain community of about 20,000 just north of Lake Tahoe in California. Most of our busy periods are centered around tourism especially durning summer and winter months when our population can swell over 100,000 during the holidays and weekends.
I have been in the fire service for 21 years in one form or another, Sacramento City, CDF (Cal Fire), USFS and a Paramedic since 1994.
Worked private ambulance out of Reno,NV and Chico, CA.
Web site:
http://www.truckeefire.org

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Posted on April 1, 2011 at 11:33pm — 9 Comments

Nice Guy vs Not so nice Guy.

First time so go easy on me. I am a relatively new company officer (3 years now) and I am looking for some advice. I am a nice guy and feel lately that it is hurting me as a company officer. I frustrated to the point that I don't want to be that "nice guy" anymore, but that is not who I am. I know that I am well respected by members of my own department and members from the agencies around me but I get the feeling that it is almost expected that I should be this "not so nice guy" and that… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

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At 8:30pm on October 22, 2009, Eric Hankins said…
Hey Bro,

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I got your post and called Newquist, then never got back to ya.

Yes Davey is still here in the good ol Yubadoobadoooo. He is a Captain on the "A" on Engine 4. He and I are business partners in a catering gig as well. He remembers you well and said.... Well nevermind what he said. I'll let him tell you... Call him sometime at 4's (530)822-4802.

Be safe Bro. And Have fun!!!
 
 
 

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