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August 2014 Blog Posts (44)

The Coordinated Attack: Stealing the X’s and O’s from Football’s Playbook

If you have ever sat through one of my lectures this will not be new.  But as the high school, college and professional football players begin to get back to their practice fields, I thought this lesson in coordinated tactics was relevant.

Many comparisons can be made between American Football and Firefighting. …

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Added by Jim Silvernail on August 2, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

BS is NOT an option!

In a time when we are under public or political scrutiny, the fire service as a whole cannot accept the Barely Satisfactory firefighter. Barely satisfactory may make the…

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Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on August 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Building Leaders for the Fire Service - Part 1...........By Dan Shaw

Leadership is a quality we seek and desire in every level of our trade. Most of us are fortunate to be exposed daily to leadership models through our mentors, books we read of leaders from all walks of life (military, religion, politics, etc.), and the challenges we face in our own lives. Inherently, the more inspired, driven, and dedicated individuals are, they typically seek and find more opportunities to reap the rewards of leadership lessons than their more passive counterparts. This…

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Added by Dan Shaw on August 1, 2014 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member:

“As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski

This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get away from you without adding much value to it.

Since you can directly impact the quality of the shift and influence the crew, DO “IT” RIGHT!

Make it the RIGHT way! All of…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on August 1, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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