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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…


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…


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

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