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November 2019 Blog Posts (5)

The Value of Mentorship

Mentorship is vital to the future succession planning of the fire service. Everyone can positively benefit from having a mentor. Mentorship is how we bring continuous improvement to our profession. There is value in having an established advisor in your life to offer you counsel and…


Added by Christopher Baker on November 27, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

Solid Foundations vs Decorative Elements

Is your training foundational or decorative in nature? Meaning, are you doing the fun, trendy activities or spending time on what is referred to as the basics?

Driving by a commercial building construction site recently started me thinking about this idea of decorative versus foundational training. The workers were at the rough-in stage of the build. They had laid the first course of block to establish the footprint of the building and were now engaged in…


Added by John Lightly on November 19, 2019 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast

(Photo Credits: Steve Redick).

Listen to Fire Engineering Radio the Future Firefighter Podcast as we discuss the importance of implementing a plan and the process of becoming a firefighter.



Added by Christopher Baker on November 15, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Preparing for Promotion; The Interview

Preparing for Promotion; The Interview

Assistant Chief Nicholas Christensen, CFO, MPA


The time has come to submit for…


Added by Nicholas Christensen on November 4, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What I Learned at “Fire Camp”

What I Learned at “Fire Camp”

Work is work and no matter how good your fire department is, we all are caught up in the daily grind. Stuff does not go the way we want. We have assignments that we are not really into and sometimes we do not see eye to eye with our coworkers. As much as we don’t like it, these are the realities of our workplace, and over time they can impact…


Added by Dennis P Reilly on November 4, 2019 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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