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Assume Positive Intent: Helping to Crush the US vs. THEM Mentality

I was having a conversation with a firefighter the other day and he was expressing some frustrations he was having at work. They were easy issues to talk about and work through, but something came up that I have heard before. The Us vs. Them mentality or mindset. Us being the firefighters and officers on the line and Them being the chief officers or executive staff in your departments.There are many things that can contribute to the Us vs. Them mindset or problem within a fire department. Lack…See More
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Lives in:
Virginia
Department:
Norfolk
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
16
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
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The content of my posts are that of my own and may or may not reflect the views of my current organization. The are solely my opinions, thoughts, and observations based off of my experiences.
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership
Engine Company Operations
Firefighter Survival
Forcible Entry
RIT Programs
Elevator Operations
Custom Programs

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Assume Positive Intent: Helping to Crush the US vs. THEM Mentality

I was having a conversation with a firefighter the other day and he was expressing some frustrations he was having at work. They were easy issues to talk about and work through, but something came up that I have heard before. The Us vs. Them mentality or mindset. Us being the firefighters and officers on the line and Them being the chief officers or executive staff in your departments.

There are many things that can contribute to the Us vs. Them mindset or problem within a…

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Posted on April 8, 2021 at 9:30am

High Rise Fires: Tips for the First Due Engine

 

Its visibly clear that high rise fires offer a special set of circumstances and challenges that we will have to overcome and be prepared for. Just look up; elevation alone adds to the complexity. Now pile on building systems, multiple stairwells, complex stretches and floor layouts that will easily drain your resources. All these things are going to have to be controlled throughout the…

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Posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:30am

The Golden Rules for a Small Unit Leader

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…

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Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:22pm

Building a Strong Engine Company Culture.

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…

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Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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At 11:58am on March 20, 2014, Bobby Halton said…

Thanks for sending me the invite. your friend Bobby 

At 2:55pm on February 27, 2014, Joshua J Augustine said…

Thank you for the add!  Loved you "Stretch Some Lines!" blog!  Hits home.  Be safe out there!

 
 
 

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