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

Many Died For Your Three Day Weekend

Blogger Note: My dad, Staff Sgt. Walter (Gotch) Goodrich is standing in the middle of the back row.

I must admit that I have been a selfish pig when it comes to Memorial Day weekend. I have been so consumed by HOW I was going to spend it that I forgot the REASON. Did you?

When I…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 27, 2011 at 8:41am — 9 Comments

Job Interviews-Articulating Introspection

I used to sit on the sidelines and watch discussions that centered on the interview portion of the hiring process for firefighters and wonder what was so problematic.

 

After-all; at my last three jobs, I was hired based upon the strength of my resume. There was no grueling grilling; just a few questions for clarification.

 

But now, I can say that I am not fond of job interviews and it is for one, simple reason: I don’t do well at them.

 

As my…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 17, 2011 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Negative Pressure

Yeah; it is used to suck the smoke and heat from structures, but it’s also used to suck any promise that many future leaders will offer new perstpective to the old hard-line ways of a traditional fire service.

 

I read on fire discussion boards about concern that the “old guard” isn’t passing it down to the new guard. Along with that come complaints that the new guard isn’t interested in old stuff. They want new stuff; that is, unless it deals with the same old approach to…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 11, 2011 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

Conflict Resolution – LEO vs. FD

Well, everything was just dandy until our long time village police chief retired.

Not only did our fire department get along with Jim, but many of us had developed a real friendship with him.

The irony of this dust up between our fire chief and the new police chief is that we have terrific relationships with our county sheriff’s department and our state police.

Here is the situation that was described to me:

Our fire…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 9, 2011 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

If We Can Find bin Laden, Then Why Can’t We…

Like most other red, white and blue-blooded Americans, I savored the news that Osama bin Laden had been found and shot dead by a U.S. SEALs Team.

Blogger Sidebar: Has anyone else noticed that the mainstream media has been spelling “Osama” with a “U” instead of an “O”? I think you know why.

I have no doubt that bin Laden is dead. I have no reason to question the validity of our President’s claim. Therefore; I need no other “verification”, but I would view the “official”…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on May 4, 2011 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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