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David Rhodes's Blog – September 2014 Archive (3)

Hump Day SOS - The Checklist

Don’t Lose Site of the Purpose of Checklist

I had a few conversations with some folks that really push the use of the “checklist”. This is not a bad thing but I see it getting misapplied in many departments. I once saw a safety officer circling the building with a clipboard busy filling…


Added by David Rhodes on September 24, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Is The Mission Lost

More on the Mission Statement or Mis-Statement

Earlier on the Hump Day SOS we looked into the mission mis-statements and how far away we have drifted from our original mission “To Save Lives & Property”.  Many of you responded with your own stories of mission creep,…


Added by David Rhodes on September 17, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - To Be or To Do: Your Fork in the Road

To Be or to Do? Your Fork In the Road

Here you are in the middle (or later) of your career in the ole’ fire department. You grew up with an understanding from your parents and grandparents that the harder you work and more you accomplish the more successful you will be. Then…


Added by David Rhodes on September 10, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

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