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Are we Upstream? Community Health, Sprinklers, and Logging?

There has been a great focus placed on "upstreamist" thinking in the medical field. An "upstreamist" is one that focuses on preventing people from falling into the river of medical system over-use. They don't focus on only treating their patient's condition, they look at what caused it and what they can do to help remedy the situation so the patient can live a happier and healthier life. This in return lessens the burden placed on the medical system and allows attention to be focused on truly… Continue

Added by Devon Wells on January 3, 2015 at 3:57pm — 4 Comments

Finding Joy

I'm of the belief that success is a result of happiness.

Unfortunately, there are many that seek success so they can be happy. That is backwards. Simply due to the fact that success is never enough, so you keep pushing to get that next goal, so you can be happy again. Ultimately, you will rarely achieve that happiness, since you keep pushing past your previous…


Added by Devon Wells on December 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Attached Garage Fires - Read the Smoke

Smoke conditions on your arrival at an attached garage fire will tell you a lot about interior door positions. Excessive smoke in the home indicates an open door between the garage and home. Little to no smoke in the building says the door is closed. Sounds simple! However, it's what you do with this information that makes a difference to firefighters and the homeowner.

With fire in an attached garage and no smoke in the home, crews should attack the fire through the garage.…


Added by Devon Wells on May 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Taking the Lid Off Training

What is stopping you from thinking differently about how you deliver training? Is it fear of rejection, fear of humiliation, or some other fear?

Some of the best training delivered is done in a different manner than the norm. When you stretch people's imagination, they tend to think more open and engage in the learning process better.

You have great ideas on training and how to deliver your message in a new package. Try it out! Be brave! Take the lid off of your training… Continue

Added by Devon Wells on April 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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