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Jarrod Sergi's Blog – March 2014 Archive (2)

Its all about credibility.

As another promotional process creeps up on the horizon I am reminded of something. On the last day of a recruit class I recently taught I had a recruit ask me: How can I prepare to become an officer in this dept.? My first thought was, how about finish probation first!! I didn’t say that to him, but it really made me think about something.

 

Every couple years we have a promotional process in our department. You are all aware of them. That time of year when productivity seems…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on March 19, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments

No More Mr. Nice Guy!

How many times have you heard someone follow up a sentence with: but he is a nice guy, or she is nice person? How many times have you heard people make excuses for other Firefighters? I completely understand that we have all sorts of nice people in the Fire Service, but the Fire Service needs Firefighters more than it needs nice people.

He is a horrible EMS provider, but he is a nice guy.

She can’t perform her job, but she is really nice.

He shouldn’t be in this…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on March 4, 2014 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

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