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March 2014 Blog Posts (44)

Can Your Administration Team Hit The Target?

By Billy Schmidt



Are you building your fire department administration strategically? How do you find and position the cornerstone members who will ignite interest, introduce new ideas and development, and achieve a dynamically talented team? Can they hit the target?…

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Added by Billy Schmidt on March 6, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

Pro-Safety is all the buzz. If fact soon we will be so safe that we won’t even respond to incidents because it is just too risky. A friend recently told me that he replaced the word “safe” with “smar…

Pro-Safety is all the buzz. If fact soon we will be so safe that we won’t even respond to incidents because it is just too risky. A friend recently told me that he replaced the word “safe” with “smart” in all his SOP’s. I think that is OUTSTANDING. The word “safe” is defined as:

adj. Safe

1.…

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Added by David Rhodes on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

No More Mr. Nice Guy!

How many times have you heard someone follow up a sentence with: but he is a nice guy, or she is nice person? How many times have you heard people make excuses for other Firefighters? I completely understand that we have all sorts of nice people in the Fire Service, but the Fire Service needs Firefighters more than it needs nice people.

He is a horrible EMS provider, but he is a nice guy.

She can’t perform her job, but she is really nice.

He shouldn’t be in this…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on March 4, 2014 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Are You an Unconditional Firefighter?

I am one who has had my share of frustrations with the fire service at times.  There were times that it would have been really easy to sit back and just glide into a recliner and drift away into the land of complacency and doing as little as possible.  

It would have been real easy to become one of those guys that learned all I needed to know at the academy and on the job.  I could have been the one who wears the t-shirts and puts the stickers in the back window of my truck to…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on March 1, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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