When I was in the military I use to hear two principles reinforced over and over again. I first started hearing these principles after my first promotion. I can remember many chiefs and officers walking up to me and congratulating me. They would offer their congratulations and then they would say two things to me. I will continue to hear these over the next few years that I spent at that command. I heard them again at my next promotion, I heard them…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:22pm
Have you ever heard the following? I have several times:
Any monkey can stretch a hose line.
It takes no brains to ride an engine.
Engine work is not rocket science.
Well from what I occasionally see, I would say that is not…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment
Posted on February 5, 2018 at 5:44am
Many of you may have heard the saying that there are drivers and there are operators. A senior captain once said to me that we didn’t have very many operators left and we needed to get back on track. A good operator is critical and we all need to ensure that’s what we are putting on our rigs. So, let’s take a look at a few differences. For this entry, I will focus on the Engine Operator.
What is a driver?
Being a driver…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2017 at 1:00pm