As I am sitting here at my desk after finishing up daily round of paperwork, daily tour log and browsing the interwebs to kill some time, I sit here and ponder the job. How much I love it, how much I want other brother and sister…Continue
Added by Ian Schulte on February 22, 2015 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Why Are You A Firefighter?
I was recently invited to speak at the Angola Fire Department Symposium. During the last class of the day which was Leadership: Trust, Love and Thermodynamics, I started off by asking those…Continue
Added by David Rhodes on February 18, 2015 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment
VENT LIMITED TEAMS
“It takes two flints to make a fire.” Louisa May Alcott
What’s the condition of our team?
Is our team incipient, smoldering, vent limited, ignited, developing, heavily involved, fully involved or…Continue
Added by Warren Cersley on February 17, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Too much? Nah! Who doesn't like a little pop culture parody - and Fifty Shades of Grey was just too juicy to pass on.
So, what crazy or embarrassing calls have you been on? Share - but please, let's keep it PG rated - just the facts, ma'am.
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Added by Paul Combs on February 17, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments
After recently reading Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational, and his use of this quote, I pondered if this quote from the feared Communist leader Joseph Stalin could help reduce our line of duty deaths and the answer is YES! While Stalin’s quote was most likely intended for more sinister purposes it does…Continue
Added by Dan Shaw on February 5, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments
Penciling is for Drawing a Nozzle Fully Open
When recruit firefighters are told one thing and then shown something different they end up applying what they were…Continue
Added by David Rhodes on February 4, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Leading Without Rank
Joseph L. Kitchen, Fire Chief – Bath Township (Lima, Ohio)
Shiny collar brass, gleaming white helmet, command vehicle, right front passenger seat, forty hour week. Do any of these make…Continue
Added by Joseph Kitchen on February 3, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment
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