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Greatness is never measured by a single act... It is declared by commitment, selflessness & action. Continued prayers for the souls of the Dearly Departed...and for those of us who mourn their loss.

Still missing you, my friends.  See you on the other…


Added by John Alston on September 11, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

FOTRUST Interview FDIC2013 BC John Mittendorf

#fireofficertrust Check out an impromptu interview with BC John Mittendorf of LAFD @fdic

Added by John Alston on May 1, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments

The Chameleon Fire Officer: Mentor, Menace or Medocre - Which One Are You?

The Chameleon Officer: Mentor, Menace or Mediocre: Make up your mind!

A chameleon is…

Added by John Alston on October 16, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

The 5 Failures of Command

Click Here:  These are not all of them.  These are the five that came out of a great skull session.

Added by John Alston on October 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Box vs. Out-of-the-Box Thinking

Which type of thinker are you?


Listen to this episode


Fire Officer Trust



Added by John Alston on September 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thermostat or Thermometer...Which one are you?

Click on:  Thermostat or Thermometer

"Thermostat or Thermometer" which one are you?

How do you know??? How do you change???

Added by John Alston on September 19, 2012 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

The Six C's of Fire Officer Trust

#fireofficertrust - The Six C's of Fire Officer Trust, - Commitment, Competence, Confidence, Communication, Courtesy, Courage…

Added by John Alston on September 15, 2012 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

One to Grow on: Training

Healthy and Productive Competition During Training

Check out the video at:

Fire Officer Trust

Added by John Alston on September 7, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

Dum Spiro...Spero

In response to a friend's recent posting on a social network; where he stated that he was lowering his expectations of people. 

I responded:
Dum Spiro...Spero. (Latin for: "While I breathe, I hope.)

While I breathe, I hope that I and others have the capacity, wherewithal and…


Added by John Alston on September 4, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Every Fire Officer is an Instructor

Every Fire Officer is an Instructor.  Like it or not.. Believe it or not.

Added by John Alston on August 31, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

It's a Service and a Commitment

A Service and a Commitment


Added by John Alston on August 28, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments

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