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Are you a Firehouse Politician???



 In the present time, it is hard to ignore the national politics as we gear up for 2016 presidential elections. The republican and democratic parties are waging an all-out media assault, while trying to persuade the American people that their candidate is best for the position. The beginning of the mudslinging campaigns have started, and opinions of what will become of America are at an all-time high. Can this be related to the fire station life? I mean,…

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Added by Justin Arnold on October 19, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Deploying with Efficiency – Basics and The Backup Firefighter

When we train for responding to structure fires, the focus is often on hose deployment and nozzle advancement. While doing this, the goal…

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Added by Justin Arnold on September 19, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Seeing is Believing - Command Presence During Training Evolutions



 

"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury, when substituted for insight and understanding."  Marshall McLuhan

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Over the last week (and most of the year), I have witnessed some disrespectful commentary on social…

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Added by Justin Arnold on September 10, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Overcoming Suppressive Leardership in the Fire Service

"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are, to where they have not been." Henry Kissinger



I can imagine that all of us have seen the movie Forrest Gump. One of my favorite parts in the movie is when Private Gump's internal monologue is discussing the types of rain experienced while in the Vietnam jungle. That scene ends with an incredible gun battle as Forrest and his brothers are ambushed.



If you can remember from that scene, the ambush created… Continue

Added by Justin Arnold on September 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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