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Frank Ricci's Blog – December 2014 Archive (5)

Mentoring is a key part of Leadership

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…


Added by Frank Ricci on December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Leadership and Why the Cemetery Matters

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…


Added by Frank Ricci on December 26, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Hating Up Close, What Leaders Need to Know

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…


Added by Frank Ricci on December 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

"Why North Korea Attack Should Matter to Firefighters"


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…


Added by Frank Ricci on December 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Throwing Sand!

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.  …


Added by Frank Ricci on December 15, 2014 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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