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Chief Anthony Kelleher's Blog – July 2013 Archive (3)

HOW EFFICIENT CAN YOU MAKE YOUR COMPANY? "GETTING OUT THE DOOR"-

As the old saying goes, "you make up time getting out of the door (firehouse) on an emergency run, not on the street (driving fast)".



To compare todays "turnout" times to those of times past, a few different stories come to mind. The first is of Engine Company No. 4 in the (Washington, DC) District of Columbia Fire Department.…

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Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on July 31, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

DO YOU REMEMBER WHY WE ARE HERE?

Politics, attitudes and every other negative thing you can think of is in and around our firehouses at any given time. Its an unfortunate, yet true fact of our culture/life.



But, through the thick of this negativity, do you ever take a minute to step back and remember WHY WE ARE HERE? Why do or did we have the passion that a…

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Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on July 24, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Basic Fundamentals... A Mindset

The internet, is a great tool. In-fact, if you're reading this, you're most likely on the internet right now. But, for every good thing the internet is used for in the fire service, their is certainly just as many negative things. One topic that comes to mind is the amount of valuable, basic, hands-on experience our newer firefighters receive. Due to the…

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Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on July 1, 2013 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

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