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Journal Entry 49: What a Year

Brothers and Sisters,What a perfect day to sit down at the keyboard and write about this year. It’s December 7, Pearl Harbor day. Thank you all veterans for what you’ve done for our country.As most of you know, I battled prostate cancer this year (surgery in March) and am very happy to report the blood tests are coming back clean. Like the folks who lived in Pearl Harbor and persevered through the attack and never saw it coming. I was back in the O.R. three times since March due to…See More
Dec 8, 2017

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Lives in:
CONNECTICUT
Department:
MOHEGAN TRIBAL FD
Title/rank:
CHIEF
Years of public service:
34
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
SAFETY IS JOB 1
TRAINING
PREVENTION
Professional Qualifications:
34 YEARS OF COMBINED VOLUNTEER AND CAREER SERVICE. 2 MASTERS DEGREES, ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR
Topics you provide training for:
LEADERSHIP, FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS, FIREWORKS, LODD PROGRAMS, FIRE & ARSON INVESTIGATION, FIRE PREVENTION, HAZMAT, EMERGENCY MGMT
Areas of expertise:
SEE "TOPICS"
Bio:
FDNY, Merck & Co,. Inc., Mohegan Tribal FD

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Journal Entry 49: What a Year

Brothers and Sisters,

What a perfect day to sit down at the keyboard and write about this year. It’s December 7, Pearl Harbor day. Thank you all veterans for what you’ve done for our country.

As most of you know, I battled prostate cancer this year (surgery in March) and am very happy to report the blood tests are coming back clean. Like the folks who lived in Pearl Harbor and persevered through the attack and never saw it coming. I was back in the O.R. three times since March…

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Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:30am

Journal Entry 48: Random Cardiac Thoughts from a Fire Chief

I have deferred my blog page this month to a good friend with a great message. I mentioned Rob (not by name) in Journal Entry #45 “Cancer.” He’s the chief that put off his cardiac testing and went to play golf because he was told there is a 10% chance of a false positive so he couldn’t possibly be sick! He’s in great shape! Well, here’s the real story. I thank…

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Posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:29am

Journal Entry 47: Command Process Interferences

When considering the command process, there are numerous interferences that do not allow the Incident Commander to fully execute his or her battle plan. Let’s look at the ordinary every day citizen. When bad things happen, “people” usually band together and want to help. (The first major human behavior study for a large fire was performed by John L. Bryan after the MGM Grand hotel fire in Las Vegas in 1980) His theories have proven themselves time and time again, e.g. the WTC bombing in…

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Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:07am

Journal Entry 46: Fight the Fire, Not the Building

First and foremost, thank you all for your good wishes, thoughts and prayers regarding my cancersurgery. It went well and it looks like they got it all.

Hopefully, you looked at the subject title and asked yourself, “what is he talking about?” which caused you to read on. I’ll be presenting this class at FDIC 2017 so come by and see precisely what I’m talking about. (…

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Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:17pm

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At 10:23am on February 22, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Welcome Chief!

Look forward to you posting NFA Alumni info on here.
 
 
 

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