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At 5:52pm on October 6, 2008, John Aldrich said…
I look forward to hearing you in Oregon in January. It will be the first time I have had a chance to see you in person. Thank you for coming to the west coast.
At 7:22pm on September 14, 2008, Barry Aptt said…

Thank you for accepting my inviteas a friend on this page. I am honored to be in such great company. Stay safe down there
At 9:14pm on August 27, 2008, Robert E. Shelton said…
Chief, I will be teaching WMD at the Rock again this summer for the IAFF. Hope to get a chance to say hi
At 3:42pm on August 6, 2008, Scott Thompson said…
Howdy Chief:
The boys and I are heading out to watch the Rangers beat the Yankees tonight...again, and I thought about you and just wanted to take a minute to say hi. Hope all is well and we will see you in Texas soon.

At 2:10pm on July 4, 2008, Rob Bergerson said…

Just wanted to say I read First In, Last Out a few years ago when I first made Lieutenant. I have reccomended your book to countless other officers in several fire departments. It is the best source for no-nonsene leadership. As a captain, I always refer back to it for insight. Thanks for writing something better than 90% of what is out there.
At 11:34am on June 23, 2008, Richard Michitsch said…
I wanted to thank you for writing your book “First In, Last Out. Outstanding book so far. I am a new officer in my Volunteer Department and have found that your book can be applied to both the fire service, as well as, my regular job.
Thank you!
DON’T be the next one, BE safe!
At 8:19pm on June 13, 2008, Ron Becknell said…
I just learned you will be speaking at the SC Firefighters' Association Conference. I am hoping to get a chance to meet you there. I am thrilled that the SCFA has finally elevated its conference to the level it is this year, I only hope it continues.
At 6:04pm on May 11, 2008, Barry Aptt said…
Chief, welcome. I have seen you many times and met you once in MA and RI during training seminars. I am looking forward to seeing your seminar in August in Duxbury, MA. I own your book already .. but looking forward to getting it signed.
At 7:52am on May 6, 2008, Brad Buck said…
Wanted to tell you that your book has helped prepare alot for leadership and promotion. Thanks Chief.
At 4:02pm on April 29, 2008, John Aldrich said…
CHIEF, just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the support you have given fire departments from coast to coast. good luck with all you do in the future.
be safe out there!
At 8:41pm on April 28, 2008, Tom Fentress said…
I just picked up your book, I am enjoying it. I hope to pick up some ideas, I am young in my department for holding the training officer position. so I take all the advice I can. Thanks Again.
At 6:57am on April 26, 2008, Shane Furuta said…
Chief, you put on another great class in Indy this year. I'll be sure to keep in touch. Hopefully we can get you down here soon!

Aloha -Shane
At 8:11pm on April 15, 2008, David Rhodes said…
John, missed you at FDIC I guess I was buried in the logs warehouse. I am working on a Smoke Diver document that we can release that will give you an idea of the multitude of skills and drills. Keep in touch.
At 8:55pm on April 12, 2008, Rob Gaylor said…
Chief again I wanted to say thanks. I attended a couple of classes this year at FDIC. I told you about the email a couple of years ago. Thanks maybe some of that information will give someone enough knowledge to keep them a little safer.
At 8:19pm on April 3, 2008, Rich Thode said…
Chief, Don't let Halton see that loaner car. It's smaller than his. Thanks again for the Bridgeport class.
At 7:39am on April 3, 2008, Jake Oreshan, III said…
I was in the Chief Officer class last week in Colonie. As usual, you hit the mark. I was very pleased to see you again(although I'm sure you don't remember me). I hope to keep in touch, and give you a shout when I am teaching near the city again. Thanks again.
At 8:31pm on March 30, 2008, Stephen Mickiewicz said…
Chief, joined up, hope to see you at indy.
At 7:39pm on March 29, 2008, Joel Thacker said…
Are you interested in speaking to my department one night during FDIC?I know you are busy but if there was a night that you had available we would love to have you. We are located approx. 15 minutes due south of downtown Indy. If interested, let me know what night and a cost.


At 5:52pm on March 28, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Hey Chief

Sorry to hear about the High-rise fire that sent 30 of yours to the hospital. Hope all ends up well.

God Bless
At 5:59pm on March 26, 2008, Shawn Russell said…
Ill be at FDIC hope to meet you while there I'm hoping to attend yours and Chief Laskys class.

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