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Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich's Blog – February 2011 Archive (5)

Cursing the Curse of Social Media

Blog Note: Another public sector employee has been fired for posting disparaging remarks about their employer. Is it a freedom of speech vs. employee conduct issue?

Read the article here: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110224/NEWS/102240313

Good or bad; the explosion of the use of social media for its velocity and reach comes with some…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 27, 2011 at 11:44am — 4 Comments

Ante Raised On Anti-Sentiment?

Edit Note: I wrote that "protesters are getting doctors' notes". It should have said "teachers". I apologize for the error.

In addition, the Taft-Hartley Act outlawed the closed shop in 1947, but allowed for union shops. The errors have been corrected.

February 23; this just in:…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 25, 2011 at 9:05am — 8 Comments

Public Safety. Private Funding.

With the mid-term elections behind us, we now need to look forward.

With a nation concerned about the economy and our growing deficit that was created by out-of-control spending, it should come as no surprise that spending cuts are a reality that we must face.

As a push to limit federal government begins to kick in, I believe that less federal money will be made available to local government and in particular; local fire service.

Local and state governments will be asked…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 17, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Challenging the Winds of Change

I have been in the workforce full time since I was 19 years old and now, I am 58.

I have been fortunate for almost 40 years to change jobs at my own volition. That is to say that circumstance dictated that a change was wanted/needed and I made that decision.

The same held true with my fire department. It was always my decision to change it up, move up and finally, to move on. I didn’t feel any pressure to do so; in my mind, it was time to change my focus, so I went from fire…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 13, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

Getting to the Same Place

Blogger Alert: Joe; thanks for resurrecting this: http://community.fireengineering.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1219672%3ABlogPost%3A251410. You have inspired more thoughts.

Where it comes to the strategies that are employed at an incident scene that gets everyone back to quarters safely, are we coming from different corners?

Does this place somewhere in the…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on February 7, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

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