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What about the "E" in VEIS?

What about the E in V.E.I.S?

With all of the arguments regarding VEIS versus VES, it seems that we have forgotten about the “E”. Let’s talk first about mnemonic's. I’m not the biggest fan of them because my personal belief is that if you need a checklist to do your job you should probably become more engaged in your job. Do you need a checklist to do your side…


Added by Sean Gray on October 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Stop Believing Start Knowing

Stop Believing Start Knowing- What does this mean?

 By, Sean Gray


After sitting in several days of meetings with some of the greatest minds in the fire service. I started thinking about the current cultural divide in the fire service. I came to a conclusion that it’s not just in the fire service it’s in our…


Added by Sean Gray on September 21, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

C O U R A G E to C L O S E the G A P

C O U R A G E to C L O S E the G A P


As a follow up to the “Revenge of the Nerds” blog from November, I wanted to clarify my position because there have been some out there in the Social Media world that have been critical of the blog and many others that took offense to it. It was not written to offend anyone or to drive a wedge between the two sides. In the past there have been many one-sided comments made on current fire service culture. It’s…


Added by Sean Gray on December 9, 2014 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Revenge of the Nerds; Why do we have firefighter cliques?

While perusing several of the social media sites, I’ve noticed that there seems to be some nerd-bashing going on in the fire service these days. What do I mean by nerd bashing? Maybe not complete nerd bashing but definitely some separatist bully-like behavior between the jocks and the geeks. While recently attending my wife’s 20 year high school reunion and meeting many people that my wife had given me the scoop on, prior to introducing me to them. I started to notice that many of the geeks…


Added by Sean Gray on November 2, 2014 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

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