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Nick J. Salameh
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Communicating for Positive Results

Positive communication, why does it matter? Whether oral or written, we’ve all seen examples of effective and ineffective communication. Each example usually speaks for itself. Much of this article will focus on written communication and how to leave your audience with a positive impression, but also speaks to effective verbal communication. Many of us have seen examples of work related documents and emails that have contained numerous spelling and/or grammatical errors, or a single paragraph…See More
Jun 14
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

One Fire Service Family

Over the past year I’ve been contributing to the Stop Believing Start Knowing (SBSK) blog https://www.facebook.com/StopBelievingStartKnowing, a professional firefighter page dedicated to helping firefighters learn and understand modern fire attack principles, based on the modern fire dynamics science studies provided through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL).   SBSK has a…See More
May 14
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

Operational Risk Management: How To Make Good, Defendable Decisions On The Fly

Standard operating procedures (SOPs), rules and regulations, departmental orders, and other policies and training procedures serve as the basis for operational risk management and the decision-making process that occurs within fire departments. These guidelines are established for events which can be identified in advance, for example, having procedures in place that address when an employee is late for work, identify company response assignments, or to identify the steps to take when treating…See More
Apr 16
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

The Culture of Negativity

The culture of negativity within an organization is, and will continue to be its demise if each member of the organization does not take ownership to influence (Lead) a more positive and optimistic work environment.Over my 36 year career in the fire service, I noticed an underlying common thread of negativity that seemed to appear frequently regardless of the topic at hand. This seemed to be a common trend among other departments I was acquainted with. You may be familiar with the saying from…See More
Mar 16
Nick J. Salameh posted a blog post

Leadership by Example

Leadership by example is often a concept that is easier said than done. We may hear the phrase often, but how often do we see leadership in action? Who among us is setting the example, Chief Officers, Company Officers, Medics, Firefighters, Recruits, Civilians? The fact is, regardless of the titles we may wear or where we may fit within an organization or within society, each of us has the ability to lead by example, to positively influence others.LeadershipLeadership enables an organization to…See More
Feb 16
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Virginia
Department:
Arlington County, Va. Fire Department
Title/rank:
Fire/EMS Captain II, Retired
Years of public service:
36
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing vacancies with increased overtime and frequent mandatory holdovers.

Cultural differences in the workplace.
Bio:
NICK J. SALAMEH is a 36 year veteran of the fire service. He was a Fire/Emergency Medical Services Captain II and previous Training Program Manager for the Arlington County (VA) Fire Department, with which he served 31 years. He is a former Chair of the Northern Virginia Fire Departments Training Committee. Nick is a contributor to Fire Engineering Magazine www.fireengineering.com and Stop Believing Start Knowing (SBSK), https://www.facebook.com/StopBelievingStartKnowing/.

Nick J. Salameh's Blog

Communicating for Positive Results

Positive communication, why does it matter? Whether oral or written, we’ve all seen examples of effective and ineffective communication. Each example usually speaks for itself. Much of this article will focus on written communication and how to leave your audience with a positive impression, but also speaks to effective verbal communication.

 

Many of us have seen examples of work related documents and emails that have contained numerous spelling and/or grammatical errors, or a…

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Posted on June 14, 2018 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

One Fire Service Family

Over the past year I’ve been contributing to the Stop Believing Start Knowing (SBSK) blog https://www.facebook.com/StopBelievingStartKnowing, a professional firefighter page dedicated to helping firefighters learn and understand modern fire attack principles, based on the modern fire dynamics science studies provided through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL).   SBSK has…

Continue

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 2:29pm

Operational Risk Management: How To Make Good, Defendable Decisions On The Fly

Standard operating procedures (SOPs), rules and regulations, departmental orders, and other policies and training procedures serve as the basis for operational risk management and the decision-making process that occurs within fire departments. These guidelines are established for events which can be identified in advance, for example, having procedures in place that address when an employee is late for work, identify company response assignments, or to identify the steps to take when…

Continue

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 11:20am

The Culture of Negativity

The culture of negativity within an organization is, and will continue to be its demise if each member of the organization does not take ownership to influence (Lead) a more positive and optimistic work environment.

Over my 36 year career in the fire service, I noticed an underlying common thread of negativity that seemed to appear frequently regardless of the topic at hand. This seemed to be a common trend among other departments I was acquainted with. You may be familiar with the…

Continue

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 11:42am

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At 2:21pm on May 12, 2011, Bobby Halton said…

Nick,

Please add your last name to your profile. Thanks Bobby

 
 
 

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