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Chris Langlois's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

Never Out of the Fight: Hiring for Values

   The biggest investment any fire department makes isn’t stations, apparatus or equipment, its people. When we spec out a new apparatus, we don’t just buy an engine because it has hose, a pump and a tank of water. We spend months, even a year or more, making sure it’s going to be just the right fit for our department. Compare that to how most departments hire or…

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Added by Chris Langlois on October 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Situational Awareness for the Leader

By Chris Langlois

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four, calling the tail a leg does not make it a leg”.- Abraham Lincoln.

            On the fireground, we are always gathering information. We need to know what is going on…

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Added by Chris Langlois on October 11, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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