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At 11:13am on March 10, 2009, Frances C. Thorpe (Missy) said…
Thanks Chief. I am looking forward to the conference in July. See you there.

At 12:48am on March 2, 2009, Marnie Price said…
Hey Chief!!
It's your favorite Sis in NC! (Haha)Working in the ER tonight and it is snowing outside like a blizzard. We aren't accustomed to getting snow like this! I'm sure tomorrow will be a busy day at the firehouse! Just wanted to touch bases with you. I taught another fire history class last week at Oak Hill Fire and Rescue. It went well. How did you get so comfortable speaking in front of groups? Have you always been that relaxed talking in front of people or did it take time? I get so nervous sometimes! Do you have any advice? Hope you and yours are doing well! Stay Safe Brother!
Luv Ya Mean IT!!
At 2:09pm on February 20, 2009, Tim Kelahan said…
Did I hear you may be making the Trip to Alaska again this fall?
At 6:56pm on February 11, 2009, Eric Hankins said…
Chief, Brother,

I saw that you were on line and I just wanted to say thanks.

Thanks for being a Chief Officer that we can all be proud of. Your personal mission is something that every firefighter in the world should strive to acomplish.

Thanks for being a friend of the FOOLS.

See you in San Diego next week????

Be safe Brother,

At 3:19pm on February 7, 2009, Marnie Price said…
Good day Chief!!
Unfortunately, I was unable to see John Salka as planned. My son fell ill that morning and I stayed with him. My husband did get to go and said he was funny as s***!! I did order his book and look forward to reading it. Thank you for letting him know we were coming. Stay safe Brother!! Luv ya!!
At 11:35pm on January 25, 2009, Marnie Price said…
Hey Chief! Hope you and yours are doing well. Tell your buddy, John Salka that we are coming to see him in NC Jan 31st. I wish you could hop a plane and we would all go out have drinks, play darts, and talk fire. I would love to pick your brain, haha! My Chiefy Wiefy will be with me too. I just love him! He's a pretty straight up guy like you! Stay safe. Love ya!
Your Sis,
At 1:46pm on January 17, 2009, Marnie Price said…
Hey Brother! Have your ears been burning? I did a presentation last night to my local FOOLS chapter (Tablerock FOOLS) on history of the fire service. I think it got a lot of the Brothers thinking. We showed your DVD and I think it hit home. I have been asked to come to some of the other departments in the county to make my presentation and to make it at our Firefigher's Association. It is my goal to try to reach every department in our county and share the pride and ownership for the job. You have paved the way for this country's firefighter's to take pride in their history and tradition.Even though the pride has always been there for most of us, I think brothers were held back from showing it by some. For that, I thank you. And I thank you for being a down to earth guy who hasn't forgotten where he came from! I have a tremendous amount of respect for you, Sir!! Please send our condolensces and prayers to the Travolta family in the tragic loss of their son. Everyone was deeply saddened by the news.Thank you again!!
At 9:10pm on January 15, 2009, Joel Whitmore said…
Hey Rick,

I still owe you a phone call about our 2010 seminar. We need to get you back for another trip to Tony Packos.

Stay Safe.
At 1:07pm on January 14, 2009, Jeff Parsons said…
Chief Lasky, from all your brothers in Southeastern Idaho, we look forward with great anticipation to you coming our way and lecturing, as well as the time we can spend in your house at the KTA Conference this year. We are the Eastern Idaho FOOLS and the IFFD Pipes and Drums. See ya in Lewisville & we'll buy ya a beer!!!
At 6:11pm on January 10, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Chief Lasky,
I wanted to say thank you for your commitment to the fire service leadership! I have been listening to your podcasts and just finished your book... both have truly inspired me to understand why my superiors approach issues a certain way. You have also LIT my FIRE for PRIDE, and OWNERSHIP to find myself in the fire service as this looked down upon "Gamer Generation" firefighter.

I thank you again and keep the information coming!

With Respect,

-Rob C.
At 11:47pm on January 5, 2009, Stephen Hill said…
Chief Lasky, I've enjoyed your Pride and Ownership series. Everytime I listen to the series it reinvigorates my desire to be a better leader. Thank you for the passion that you give our profession.
At 12:03pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…

At 12:02pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…
hello my name is laurent so french paramedic fire figther,i search for trade uniform's and helmet's for my collection ,thank's for your reponse my blog :
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happy new year for you and your family ,so long .laurent
At 4:27am on January 3, 2009, Marnie Price said…
Happy belated New Year to you, sir!! Hope this year finds you with health, wealth, and happiness!
At 9:28am on January 2, 2009, David Rhodes said…
Thanks brother,
Times are bad in Atlanta again but we are trying to hold on. I hear you will be in town soon at Gwinnett? Let me know when you get in.
At 8:33pm on January 1, 2009, Rich Collins said…

Happy New Year from Florida. Wishing you the best in the new year and look forward to seeing you at FDIC. Take care and stay safe, Rich
At 2:53am on December 25, 2008, Marnie Price said…
Merry Christmas, Chief!! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

At 7:29pm on December 19, 2008, John Morrison said…
Thanks for being my one and only friend on the website. How are things for you. Things are well in CDA (except the 30+ inches of snow on the ground). How are things for you?
At 5:14pm on December 5, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Hey Rick, Just wanted to say hello. I've been so busy with Common Sense Firefighting on here that I haven;t gotten around the rest of it until now
Take care buddy
Jim Mason
Chgo FD
At 11:13pm on December 2, 2008, Mark Lee said…
Also, thanks for the dvd of this years banquet video and stories.
Sure miss you guys...

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