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Jason Hoevelmann's Blog – January 2015 Archive (4)

My Take Away From 2014

Since the end of 2014, I have been reading and listening to year end thoughts and data related to the fire service. There has been discussion on types of calls, near misses and, of course, line of duty deaths. Numbers are broken down and categorized for each type of injury or death that is fire service related and then scrutinized. In many cases these are supposed to be used as lessons and to determine the effectiveness of different messages from different mediums about the prevention of…


Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P: Simplified

As I was going through a journal book that I just filled up and was looking through I ran across something that I wrote about being an officer and leader. I will expand more on this later, but I wanted to share it.


Listen and Learn

Expectations-set them

Accountability--be it

Desire--have it

Evaluate--fix it



Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 15, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Company Officer Daily Journal

This is a basic template you can use for daily journalling as a company officer. I am working on a full print version which will have additional resources included later on. Use this template and add what you need.

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 12, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Opposing Forces

A common question that is posed from current and prospective officers along with engaged firefighters is "how do you deal with superior officers or an organization that doesn't want to move forward?"  

First, it's not always the organization or the superior officers that are the sole problem. I've seen good, engaged, enthusiastic  firefighters circumvent the chain of command, rush into projects without regard to organizational needs and just plain and simple ignore the need to be…


Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 2, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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