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

Is Aggressive a 4 letter word?

Lately I have heard a lot of negativity toward the use of the word aggressive in our fire service vocabulary. Whether in casual conversations, seminars or online learning outlets I have heard a sense of dismay for the use of this word. I heard one fire service member say that it should be removed from our dictionary because it is going to get someone hurt; that is a macho term that has no place in our profession. Some tend to associate this word with being reckless or careless on the…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on April 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

We Are More Than Just Employees!

Lately I have started to notice an increase of the word “employee” when describing a firefighter. I have heard it in casual conversations about evaluations, physical assessments, management etc. Why do we use this term? I know we are all employees of an organization in the eyes of council members and politicians, but shouldn’t we be more than just employees? If we refer to Merriam-Webster we see that an employee is defined as: “a person who works for another person or for a company for wages…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on April 3, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

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