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Take 30

There are 1,440 minutes in each day, let that sink in for a second.  Now obviously there needs to be time for work, for family, and for sleep.  Let’s try to make a realistic breakdown of the regular day.540: It takes roughly 540 minutes out of your day dedicated towards work (1440 - 540 = 900)240: Average person spends roughly 240 minutes a day with their Family (900 -…See More
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Good Things Are Hard, but Hard Things Are Great

A mentor once told me “Good things are hard but hard things are great.”  It always stuck with me, sadly though he passed away before I could put his great mentorship and guidance to use.  I often think of him in a lot of my daily interactions and regret losing touch as my career took me on a new path.  I share this because I feel his message warrants a larger stage, so with that I’ll keep this as short and to the point as I can.When you’ve failed a test, missed out on a career, didn’t get the…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Carlisle, PA
Department:
West Point Fire Dept. (USMA)
Title/rank:
Training Chief
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership, Motivation
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 3, Fire Instructor 3, Fire Inspector 2, Driver/Operator Pumper, EMT, HMT, HMIC, CSR Technical Rescue
Topics you provide training for:
Motivational Leadership Development, Practical Skills, Engine Company Ops, On-boarding new employees, Building Training Programs, Networking.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Engine Co Ops, Training Program Development
Bio:
Dave McGlynn has over 18 years of experience in Fire & Emergency Services in both Municipal & Federal Fire Departments where he has served as a Firefighter, Driver/Operator and Company Officer. Dave served as a Station Captain for the Carlisle Barracks Fire Department at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA before being promoted to the Chief of the Training Division for the West Point Fire Department at the US Military Academy, NY. He is the Lead Instructor for “Passion in Leading” & “Building a Training Network.” Along with being a Fire Instructor and Public Speaker Dave is also the host of the Fire Engineering Podcast “Networking for Success” as well as a regular contributor for Fire Engineering and one of the Featured Presenters at FDIC International.
Web site:
http://www.facebook.com/passioninleading

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Take 30

There are 1,440 minutes in each day, let that sink in for a second.  Now obviously there needs to be time for work, for family, and for sleep.  Let’s try to make a realistic breakdown of the regular day.

  • 540: It takes roughly 540 minutes out of your day dedicated towards work (1440 - 540 =…
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Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

Good Things Are Hard, but Hard Things Are Great

A mentor once told me “Good things are hard but hard things are great.”  It always stuck with me, sadly though he passed away before I could put his great mentorship and guidance to use.  I often think of him in a lot of my daily interactions and regret losing touch as my career took me on a new path.  I share this because I feel his message warrants a larger stage, so with that I’ll keep this as short and to the point as I can.

When you’ve failed a test, missed out on a career,…

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Posted on May 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

Networking for the Future Firefighter

Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition…

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Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:00am

Are You Inspiring Them?

Look at your Fire House right now, look at the people that make it up. Are they being inspired? Do they appear to be a goal setter, the person that gets it or do they lack passion and are just there. Inspiration is an important thing in life, it is a psychological fact that human beings work harder and set goals for success by being inspired.

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Let’s start with you first; are you inspired? What inspires you? Do you find inspiration in something or from…

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Posted on February 3, 2019 at 9:22am

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