"Demands and Solutions"
By Frank Ricci & Mark Starzecki
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Hitler Takes A Position on the Latest Tactical Debate
"Really This is Your Advocate For Change"
I am not offend by the recent YouTube Clip. We have enough of that in our political debates. However I do know bad taste when I see it. One of this Nations founding pillars is the freedom of Expression. It is one of our…Continue
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ContinueTonights Show:Steve Whitehead FDIC Instructor, Firefighter, medic from South Metro Fire Rescue will cover the hidden rules that govern human influence. We will discuss the power of non-verbal communication. He will tell us how to recognize what we say before we ever say a word and explore the language of rapport. We will talk about how…
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Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood, and Jim Rascati about employee assistance programs (EAP) and mental health issues.…
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Check out our last show on Leadership and Mentoring
By Frank Ricci, Jason Hoevelmann & Jim Moss…Continue
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By Frank Ricci (Politics and Tactics)
Mentoring is one of the keys to our service, conferences like FDIC and organizations such as the International Society of Fire Services Instructors (ISFSI) are great places to find direction, professional development and a mentor.
Mentors must realize that the…Continue
Added by Frank Ricci on December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As a leader and instructor do not take yourself so serious. If you teach on the national level you should ask yourself who have you elevated to the next step? It is your responsibility to build your team.
We all are replaceable that is why it is critical to train our replacement. Thats is why we train and build others up. Its about continuing the work! In return you will build your own legacy without even…Continue
Added by Frank Ricci on December 26, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments
Hating up Close
By Frank Ricci
It has been said that it is hard to hate up close. Many times we often avoid situations that make us feel uncomfortable to our own detriment. I learned this lesson the hard way once I got promoted. One night I was detailed to another fire station. Not…
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By Politics & Tactics Host Frank Ricci
The rallying cry "Millions for Defense, Not One Cent for Tribute" was first attributed to Robert Goodloe Harper a proud Federalist in response to the French attacks on American ships. It was latter made famous by Thomas Jefferson after America's first brush with Islamic…Continue
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Taking a few minutes can save days of lost time from a needless injury. When ever father winter knocks at your door, be it a medical or fire throwing down ice melt or sand can make a hugh difference. Injury prevention starts with attention to detail. …
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A tactics class, not a data class! This program reconciles the new science with proven tactics to keep your members safe. Tactical implications with lessons learned from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, UL, and Yale studies without losing our identity are covered, as are command, size-up, fire attack, ventilation, and search. This new understanding is not as scary as it seems. What is considered new is based off tactical…Continue
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Politics & Tactics Blog
The Awkward Divide
We fail as leaders and followers when our own mostly unjustified insecurities defeat us. We see this happen every day yet most fail to act. When you walk into a room of strangers or a stranger approaches in a group setting do you step up and introduce yourself? If not you should strive to do better.
Added by Frank Ricci on July 15, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments
Understanding Potential Out-of-Air Operations for the Mayday
P.J. Norwood & Frank Ricci
Preparation, training, and understanding our equipment is the key to success. The fire servicer service has come a long way in preparing for…Continue
New Haven Fire Fighters responded to an activated alarm that turn into a 3 alarm fire in a 19 story building. The fire was on the 14th, 13th, 12th and 11th floor. Fire extended up and down electrical conduit causing multiple electric rooms that were stacked on top of each other and became fully involved in fire.