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Ron Ayotte
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  • Marlborough, MA
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Ron Ayotte shared Paul Combs's blog post on Facebook
Sep 23, 2012
Ron Ayotte and Bill Carey are now friends
Sep 15, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post TUBA TROUBLE
"Perfect! If whining, complaining, b******* and kvetching were an Olympic sport... firefighters would take the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals every time!"
Mar 26, 2012
Ron Ayotte shared Paul Combs's blog post on Facebook
Mar 26, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post MORE WITH LESS!
"Balls on accurate!"
Feb 23, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post Valuable Asset
"Actually, Paul.. those should be the attributes of every fire chief still on the job. We have far too many that have forgotten where they came from, far too many who refuse to listen to anyone because they say "I am the Chief" and far too…"
Feb 19, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post FEBRUARY MAGAZINE CARTOON: Back To Basics
"As usual... a balls on accurate commentary!"
Feb 14, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post THE FIRE LINE: Adjustment Period
"Turn it to the straight stream setting!"
Feb 10, 2012
Ron Ayotte replied to Aaron Edwards's discussion Questions about Standard Operating Procedures(Guidelines) or whatever your department calls them?
"While having a good set of SOPs/SOGs is essential, some of those who write them make them far too complex. Some "adapt" exsiting versions without really reading them, some have no correlation to a Department's operations. My version…"
Feb 10, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post THE FIRE LINE: Adjustment Period
"Classic! I'm getting closer to that day...."
Feb 10, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post Snake In The Grass
"Unfortunately, some of the "snakes" are Chiefs of their Departments..."
Feb 6, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
"Everybody said something had to be done. Anybody could have done it. Somebody should have stepped up to the plate. In the end.. nobody did anything.. and the problems continued. Change has to come from within.. it can start with one firefighter and…"
Jan 9, 2012
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post OY! WHAT A YEAR!
"Very fitting illustration... and there are those who would cut FD budgets even further..."
Dec 28, 2011
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post DECEMBER MAGAZINE EDITORIAL CARTOON
"The last time I had this conversation with my personnel,  I asked them to take out their wallets and look at the pictures of their wives, lovers, significant others, children and grandchildren... and told them that they are not…"
Dec 13, 2011
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post THE FIRE LINE: OFF DUTY RULE #1
"That should have read "cartoon".... sorry!"
Nov 11, 2011
Ron Ayotte commented on Paul Combs's blog post THE FIRE LINE: OFF DUTY RULE #1
"That cartton fits a lot of my Brother frefighters!"
Nov 11, 2011

Profile Information

Lives in:
Marlborough, MA
Department:
Marlborough Fire
Title/rank:
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
30+
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing levels, adequate funding, training ( one can never be too rich or train enough, yet firefighters can't always be or do both)
Professional Qualifications:
I have risen through the ranks. 7 years as a firefighter, 12 as a Lieutenant on an Engine company, 6 years as a captain on an Engine company and 5+ years as a Deputy Chief. I also work in the Support Services Division of the Masachusetts Fire Academy an also per diem for an ambulance company.
Topics you provide training for:
Fire training, public information and communications
Areas of expertise:
Public Information and Communications, Firefighting.
Bio:
I am a 30+ year veteran of the Marlborough Fire Department, rising through the ranks to my present position as a Deputy Chief.

Family stuff: Married for 30 years to a wonderful woman, 1 grown son looking to follow in the old man's footsteps. three dogs, two cats, and a "pony" ( my toy... a 2006 Mustang GT)

My hobbies are writing, photography, flying (I am a student pilot), driving and auto detailing (cheaper than therapy and it pays for vacations and flight lessons).
Web site:
http://www.marlborough.gov www.iacoj.com

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