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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 Jesse Hodorowski on January 21, 2009 at 12:47pm
Darin, find and read the book, "It's Our Ship". It has amazing advice and great one liners.
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 8, 2009 at 11:55pm
Hey Darin, on the tail piece reflector of my coat in small sharpie I wrote...

"Semper Vigilante"
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 8, 2009 at 11:51pm
What an amazing book!!! I also have been following all the podcasts

It has given me a whole new inspiration and direction in the fire service!
Comment by Marnie Price on December 25, 2008 at 2:49am
Sloppiness breeds inefficiency!
Comment by Chad Snyder on December 21, 2008 at 7:56am
Check out . Hope this helps!
Comment by Darin Keith on December 5, 2008 at 8:35pm
I am looking for different inspirational (I guess you would call them that) sayings to post around the station to build pride amongst our guys.

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