STUCK ON SMALL
What became of Fire Service leaders who were innovative problem solvers? Their big coat pockets were full of common sense and they pulled the trigger on problems. Isn’t that what we came here to do?
Large leaders are out there, probably closer than we know. Look for them; look at them, look like them. Don’t fall into the morale trap.…Continue
GET THE BATS
In my youth, baseball was the only game in town. The fields were built and maintained by caring parents. Umpires and coaches volunteered their time and each kid learned how to handle a rake and to pick up rocks.
Since my Dad and my older brother were left handed pitchers, with high leg kicks and wicked curve balls, someone had to catch. So it was that I put on…Continue
Added by Warren Cersley on January 19, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
WHEN IT’S GO TIME
I was asked to write this account some time ago for the benefit of young people and I have honestly found it difficult to write. The difficulty in telling the story comes from my wish to teach and to make IN THESE BOOTS about the learning and never about me. I’ll focus on that and share some of my random thoughts on go time.
Readiness in the Fire Service…Continue
Added by Warren Cersley on January 7, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments
SEARCHING FOR THE WIZARD
Sometimes in life we spend an inordinate amount of our time searching for the wizard; that something or someone in our life or our work that we hope will provide us with that something or that everything that we feel we need to go on, to be successful, to become a part of the team, to score, to win, to get home.
I think I can, I wish I had, I do…Continue
We’re coming for you.
“The Mayday – Firefighter Down training for tomorrow is cancelled by the Captain, no reason given.”
Such was the similar message of April 14, 1912 when Captain Edward Smith of RMS Titanic cancelled the life boat drill. At 1140 PM that same day, Titanic struck an…Continue