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Lives in:
York, PA
Department:
Harrisburg Bureau of Fire
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
25
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Doing more with less and maintaining the integrity and safety of our personnel while doing so.
Professional Qualifications:
Lieutenant at Squad 8 on the A Battalion. served 8 years on an engine company and 8 years on a truck company prior to being promoted to Lt. I have also served from Firefighter to Chief in several suburban volunteer fire and EMS organizations. PA State Fire Academy Field Instructor.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Co, Truck Co, Rescue Co, and Officer Training
Bio:
Daddy, husband, fireman and photographer living in South Central, PA.
Web site:
http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-A-Battalion

Brian Bastinelli's Blog

Integrity And The Cultural Decline

Integrity and personal accountability are two individual level traits that challenge not only interpersonal relationships and the brotherhood but the overall trust in departments as a whole. 

These certainly are not new issues to us. Any time you have human beings involved in making choices of any kind there will be some who make decisions that offer no legitimate benefit to them selves, their relationships or the larger works of their organizations.

So why then is this…

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Posted on December 22, 2015 at 8:20am

A Few Thoughts On Leadership…..

In the fire service in a similar way to the military we’re in a very long campaign. Obviously our enemies are vastly different but we still partake in many skirmishes and occasionally some all out battles.

Where our services are quite similar is in the need for effective leaders. 

Leaders who can step up and show us the way in an ever evolving environment both on and off our respective battlefields. 

Someone that people will look to and believe in and follow with…

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Posted on September 10, 2015 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

1/250th Of A Second

A photograph is a technological wonder, a moment in time captured, frozen and recorded so that it can be viewed again and again. A viewable memory.

 

To me this is one of society’s most amazing accomplishments. The advent of this capability has lead to countless advances in everything known to man.

 

For example, movies and video. The rapid capture of many photographs then played back in series to imply movement and action.

 

It’s incredible to think…

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Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:25pm

General McAuliffe And The Siege Of Bastogne

On December 18, 1944, US Army General and acting Division Commander of the 101st Airborne, Anthony Clement McAuliffe was faced with a decision placed upon him by opposing forces.

He and his troops were defending the town of Bastogne, Belgium surrounded by German forces during what would later be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

The Germans who surrounded this pivotal town wanted the General and his men to surrender and allow…

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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 7:30pm

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