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“Pride and Ownership”


“Pride and Ownership”

What are you and your department doing to get your firefighters to take ownership? Grab a cup of coffee and let’s visit! …and don’t forget to check out our Pride and Ownership show on Fire Engineering Radio.

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Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job

Tell us…
...what ceremonies you’re conducting to get them fired up.
...what traditions you have in your fire department.
...about the history of your department and your department’s heritage. you expect your new firefighters to treat the job. you expect your company officers to treat their men and women.
...what chief officers can do to boost morale and create that atmosphere of ownership.
...what issues we’re facing in today’s fire service.

Discussion Forum

Pride / Tradition / Morale / Public Relations

Started by John Fischer Jul 2, 2014.

Probationary training, are we getting it right? 8 Replies

Started by Dan Rice. Last reply by Dan Rice Dec 30, 2011.

Chief Lasky is coming to NJ! 1 Reply

Started by Mike Carestio. Last reply by Mike Carestio Jul 6, 2011.

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Comment by Kevin Lanford on August 17, 2011 at 4:17pm
Chief, Great Session @ the Alabama Fire Chief's annual meeting!  Your stuff is like "chicken soup for the firefighter"!  Thanks for the inspiration, hope we can get you back here again soon and spread the word...
Comment by Rick Lasky on August 17, 2011 at 3:14pm
Thanks Kipp!!  It's all about passion brother!!  Be safe pal!
Comment by Kipp Rix on August 8, 2011 at 11:28pm

Chief, was so pleased last tour to find on of our new rookies sitting in the back of the station reading your book. It started a conversation and his eyes lit up when I showed him my cook book with your foreword in it you had written for me. Thanks for the inspiration, hope to see you soon.


Comment by Mike Carestio on July 7, 2011 at 12:49pm
Don't miss out on Chief Lasky's Pride and Ownership Seminar in New Jersey next month!!  Details are here:​D%20Registration.pdf
Comment by Kelly Saunders on May 22, 2011 at 7:16pm

We are looking forward to you coming to Alberta in October Chief

Comment by Rick Lasky on April 12, 2011 at 4:58pm
Not at the moment but I have a couple in Ohio inquiring.  Be safe brother!
Comment by Rick Lasky on April 2, 2011 at 10:34pm
Thanks all!!  FDIC was great as always and it's great to be back on the road teaching again!!
Comment by Kevin Lanford on March 30, 2011 at 11:11am
Just heard that Chief Lasky is coming to Orange Beach, Alabama for the Alabama Fire Chief's Association annual meeting - time for a little "recharging" of the soul!
Comment by Shawn Anon on January 30, 2011 at 5:26pm

  Chief, I think your  "Pride and Ownership, a firefighters love of the job" presentation should be reviewed by every firefighter in America annually until we bring the Brotherhood and Tradition in the fire service back to where it should be.

     I love our heritage. I love the brass poles, dalmations, shined up boots, riding backwards, washing trucks, sitting around the dinner table talking fire, playing pranks and joking with the guys. That since of pride on my boys face when he tells his friends that his dad is a fireman, and  priviledge to put that uniform on in the morning every third day. Your presentation inspires me and takes me back to that feeling I had on day one. Thanks again.

Comment by Michael D. Wilson CFEI, MDI on October 11, 2010 at 7:07am
Chief Lasky,

The Chief and I are looking to create some ownership into our department with a ceremony of promotion or new hired firefighter. We are looking for a "Oath of Office" to be used as the procedure, to build the ownership and the pride into our department. Our Police Department has one the Mayor uses, but am looking for something fire related. Any ideas? Please forward a copy. Thanks!

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