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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 David Jones on August 14, 2009 at 1:05pm
We are constantly working to put keep the tradition alive in our fire department. This has been a great reference and thank you for sharing all of your information with us.
Comment by Erick Mohn on August 1, 2009 at 6:43pm
Chief, Thanks again for signing my book. The class today in Raleigh was great and really hits home. Thanks again, Be safe Erick.
Comment by Jordan A. Guilliams on May 14, 2009 at 10:26am
Just joining up. Love the book Rick!
Comment by Steve Koning on May 10, 2009 at 11:10am
I am looking for a little direction. In Dennis Smith's "Report from Engine Company 82" he mentions the term 'first whip'. This got my brain going. I am looking for ways to help some of our guys get fired up a little and cool titles might be a little way to get em going. Anybody know any more of these cool monickers that come from the old days of wooden hydrants?
Comment by Steve West on April 27, 2009 at 4:59pm
Just joined. Love this group, Looking forward to sharing and benefiting from all the brothers ideas and information they have to offer. Great Book .
1 Question where do I purchase a "pulling ceiling" bumper sticker.
Comment by Lance Langer on April 19, 2009 at 3:32pm
Absolutely Awesome Class in Monroe Yesterday!!! You re-affirmed what we are all trying here and where we want to go. Thanks Brother
Comment by steven mcgilbery on April 5, 2009 at 12:40pm
Great class this weekend in Stafford!! Thanks again chief
Comment by Joshua Horton on March 10, 2009 at 2:54pm
Hey Chief, it, again, was a pleasure having you and Chief Salka with us this past weekend! See ya at the beach. "Check it! CHECK YA BAG!!!"
Comment by Jim Vejvoda on February 2, 2009 at 8:08pm
Chief, I have read your book twice now and had the priveledge to see you speak a couple years ago in Hanover Park IL and you actually taught my Instructor I class years ago in North Aurora with Chief Enright. Your book is excellent and I try to instill on myself and my guys daily the pride and tradition in this job. Now if I can get my Chief to have some pride in us we will be doing great. Thanks for the wisdome. This is the greatest job in the world.
Comment by Scott Mensing on January 26, 2009 at 5:24pm
How about "Leave the job a little bit better then when you started". "We are our brothers keeper"," There are two shifts in the fire service, (insert shift) and everyone who wants to be on (insert shift)".

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