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At 2:59pm on February 11, 2010, Jeff A. Carlson said…
Hi John, heard you speak last spring in Alexandria, MN. last year, anyway I have a question that a firefighter brought to me and I kind of drew a blank. The question was how many diffrent uses are there for the spanner belt? Thanks for your help.
At 1:46pm on December 31, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Wanted to wish you and yours and the Brothers at FDNY a Happy and Safe New Year in 2010. Hoping to see you when you come up here again. Try to promise you a bear sighting...LOL

Please tell your Marine thanks for serving and to come home safe with everyone else!

Take care Brother


Here's a something to help you ring in the new year!

At 7:50pm on October 21, 2009, Mark Quill said…
Just wanted to comment and thank you for an excellent presentation at the NYSPFFA Health and Safety conference earlier this month.
At 11:11am on October 7, 2009, Rick Fritz said…
The new Basics book looks great!
At 9:41pm on July 23, 2009, Gary Barham said…
I would like to say first and for most you are an inspiration to many like myself and you are on of the true leaders and the real deal to the fire service. I am currently reading your book " First in Last out". I am very pleased with the book and look at it in ways of making me a better fireman and person. Ol go RED SOXS
At 1:03pm on May 9, 2009, Debora R. Lewis said…
Got your new book, "The Engine Company" yesterday! Thanks again for passing on your knowledge and experiences.

See you in Myrtle Beach...

At 6:18pm on April 23, 2009, Debora R. Lewis said…
Congrats on the recent graduation of your newest Marine!

Semper Fi!
At 10:23am on March 15, 2009, Don Huneke said…
Chief the class in Pompano Bch was GREAT. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!! Go Big Blue (Giants) Thanks for all the tips. Stay safe !!!!
At 3:17pm on March 9, 2009, Joshua Horton said…
Hey Chief I hope your flight was uneventful and every "checked" the things that needed to be checked. See you in April.
At 3:15pm on March 9, 2009, Kelly Lowery said…
Hey Chief!! Checked out the site and LOVE it!! Class was great this weekend! I hope to see you in Myrtle Beach!!! Hope your flight was decent!! Thanks again for everything!!
At 6:12pm on January 31, 2009, Doug Price said…
Chief, Hope you had a safe trip home. Just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for today. I really enjoyed the class. I picked up alot of good stuff to use. Thanks again.
Take Care.

At 6:25pm on December 23, 2008, john hall said…
Read your book last week. Lots of great info, passed it on to others at station.
Merry Christmas

At 10:56am on December 17, 2008, Doug Price said…
Thanks Chief for the add. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas! Getting ready to read your book Firsrt In and last Out. Take Care!

At 6:38pm on December 15, 2008, Brad Hoff said…
Hey Chief!

How is the Chief cook and bottle washer? How's your weather in NY? We are getting snow right now. How is your son getting along in Iraq? Let him know we are wishing him and fis fellow Marines' a Merry Christmas and to stay safe. We have a lot our our fellow soldiers from here over there too chewing the same dirt.

Take care and Merry Christmas to you and yours from the North Pole!

At 8:27pm on December 14, 2008, Randy Jones said…
Chief Salka,

I am in the process of reading your book on leadership titled First In, Last Out. I have to say that you have a unique perspective on things that one would normally not think of. Your book has been a great read so far & I look forward to finishing it soon. I would very much appreciate if you would consider adding me as a friend. Thanks for your time, & stay safe.
At 12:02am on December 8, 2008, Dustin Miller said…
Hey Chief,

Been busy but wanted to just say a quick thank you for taking the time to write back in regards to dealing with inexperience. I read your book First In Last Out a couple of months ago and took allot of things away from it, so it meant allot that you took the time out to give me your thoughts on it. Look forward to talking with you again soon. Thanks again.

At 5:28pm on December 5, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Hey John,
Just wanted to say hello, I've been so busy with Common Sense Firefighting on this site that I haven't been around the rest of it. Did you get to LA with the IAFF? I'm too busy with things and the holidays are comming quick. I just saw Doug Sloan from Total Fire here in Chgo and he showed me a pic of his boys serving with yours overseas. He said hello also.
Take care
Merry Christmas (Is that ok to say here? Ha)
Jim Mason
Chgo FD
At 3:21pm on November 24, 2008, John Barrett said…
I just got done listening to your recent podcast with Chief Lasky...and I would like to ask you for a few minutes of your time to learn about our organization, HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES, website
At 11:05am on November 3, 2008, Brian Meroney said…
Hey Chief, Enjoyed chatting with you & Chief Rick Lasky in Fort Worth. I have finally the Elevator company to work with me on my class. Thanks for the advise.
At 7:46am on November 2, 2008, Barry Aptt said…
Chief, I had a question about SOC training standards. How many hours initially and how many continuing hours do SOC members use in FDNY per year and how much do they devote to each discipline

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