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No explanation is needed for this month's editorial illustration, and I'm sure we've all had to deal with bad attitudes before. The question I'd like to pose to the forum is; what have you done (or would do) to deal with this type of firefighter? Because if left unchecked, they will literally swallow-up the morale and spirit of the firehouse.

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Comment by Ron Ayotte on February 6, 2012 at 8:02pm

Unfortunately, some of the "snakes" are Chiefs of their Departments...

Comment by Mary Ann Hooton on February 6, 2012 at 6:04pm

Where is a hawk when you need one ;)

Comment by Paul Combs on October 22, 2010 at 7:37am
My Department's leadership is pretty strong, Dan - yet we have our occasional "trouble-makers", too. However, most situations are solved not by a trip to the Chief's office, but by piers who speak their minds to set the firefighter back on course. Positive pier pressure can be a powerful tool, if applied correctly. Everyone gets disgruntled from time to time, but when your bad attitude becomes habitual and begins to effect others - it's time to intervene, before it becomes infectious!
Comment by Dan Prater on October 20, 2010 at 10:51am
I think we all have these people and would like to hear from others how they deal with them.

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