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Warren Cersley
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  • Mechanicsville, VA
  • United States
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Lives in:
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Department:
Richmond Virginia Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Title/rank:
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
41
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Communications
Generational training issues
Aging fleet
Professional Qualifications:
Supervisory training since 1980
Various National Academy courses
All Hazards course at National Fire Academy
Staff and Command through the University of Maryland
Leadership - the Richmond Way
Topics you provide training for:
Teamwork
Leadership
Morale
Structural Firefighting
Inspirational and Motivational writing.
Areas of expertise:
Structural Firefighting
Fire Department Management
Leadership - Best practices.
NIMS
Bio:
Married with four wonderful children and two grandchildren.
Joined the Richmond department in June of 1974. Advanced through the ranks to my current position of Battalion Chief which I have held since 1986.

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COMING THROUGH

COMING THROUGH

“If you don’t hustle, I don’t accept it. If a player shows up the club, I show up the player.” Billy Martin.

NY Yankees Coach Billy Martin said this after making a pitching change and sending Paul Blair to right field to replace Reggie Jackson. Boston’s Jim Rice had poked…

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Posted on September 24, 2017 at 1:29pm

COBWEBS, COWARDS AND COWBOYS

Cobwebs, Cowards and Cowboys

“If you never saddled up and entered the arena, your opinion about cowboys lacks matter and merit.” I said that.

I had the privilege recently to hear all of the details of what I consider to be a difficult grab. It was shared first-hand with me because I am…

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Posted on July 3, 2017 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

PLAYING HUBCAP

PLAYING HUBCAP

I’m thankful for my childhood friends and the lessons we learned together. As I found my way out of high school and into the Fire Department, somehow I ended up hanging out with the same kind of “got your back” kind of special people. I am THANKFUL for every one.

When I…

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Posted on April 10, 2017 at 2:19pm

UPSTAIRS WITH MR. BIBBS

Upstairs with Mr. Bibbs

The cold winds swirled down the cobblestone streets and alleys as if they were always following me, and they caused me to step up my gate and on most dark mornings to hurry past people who seemed better prepared for the elements and in no particular hurry at all.

I could tell that I was poor by the work clothes that I wore and by my shoes that this…

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Posted on February 5, 2017 at 1:35pm

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At 12:01pm on January 7, 2014, Bobby Halton said…

Warren,

I think you have a great style and I'm so happy that you've continued to contribute your thoughts and wisdom here on fireengineering's community site. Always enjoy reading your thoughts.

Your friend Bobby

 
 
 

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