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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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Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2018

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 Dee Wesson-France on June 29, 2011 at 11:54am
Chief , i wanted to say that my husband has not shut up about how he loved your class at NYS Chiefs , he actually is using your book as a training guide for our son's scout troop . Thanks, I actually picked it up and started reading it , and all i can say so far i like .
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 Justine Mahley on April 14, 2011 at 11:17am
My College Professor made this mandatory reading for our Fire Admin. Class
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 Matt Maihle on April 5, 2011 at 8:57am

Hey Chief,

    I was wondering if you have any teaching appointments in Ohio coming up in the near future?

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!!

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