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Douglas K. Cline's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

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Cancer is the most dangerous and unrecognized threat to the health and safety of firefighters. Multiple studies have demonstrated the connection between firefighting and cancer.

Join host Douglas Cline and a diverse group of fire service professions as they discuss the scary realities of firefighter cancer risks, their personal experiences, how to protect yourself, looking at the need for protective legislation and changing the culture in an effort to minimize the potential exposures… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on October 28, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

We the Fire Service...

We the Fire Service have a debt of gratitude. One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. I know that as a fire service member I have a large debt of gratitude to many people who have paved the way for me and others like me to have the opportunities we currently have. There have been many fine brothers and sisters who have given their hearts and souls to the fire service, working tirelessly to make it better, stronger and safer. For all of you whom… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on October 25, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Thank you to the Brotherhood

I want to take this time to personnally thank the fire service brotherhood. It is amazing how many phone calls, emails, text messages, facebook messages and comments that I received during our recent flooding disaster and firefighter death. It was so amazing what these messages did for the Horry County fire rescue Department and me personnally. The friendship, compasion and support shown is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.

We are returning to normal and expect the… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on October 20, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

The Dynamics of Leadership: Putting the Organization First

As I reflect back over the years in my career there is one lesson I remember that resinates from my mentors, “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it is always about the orgainization first, your suborindates second and you are last.” Well I have to often think just how previlant is this in fire service mentality …especialy the leaders. This mentality is reenforced everytime we hear the “what is in it for me” comments.

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Added by Douglas K. Cline on October 20, 2015 at 7:44pm — No Comments

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