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We Are Still The Good Guys

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Over the Christmas holiday, a drive-by gunman shot and wounded a Jacksonville, FL firefighter. With the recent law enforcement killings and given the hate that has been fueled in the past weeks, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me. All of the incidents in recent years toward firefighters are going to start becoming more commonplace […]

Contradiction

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If I asked you to determine if someone was having an MI by looking at one lead of a cardiac monitor, could you do it?

Happy Independence Day! And Here’s What Your Firefighters Are Doing Today…

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In light of recent actions by our elected officials and the trolls who support their draconian “cost saving” efforts, I wanted to present to you a little slide show of what your local firefighter might be up to over the holiday.

Taking Risks When There Is Nothing To Save

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Every day it is something else: Staffing cuts, furloughs, pension systems under attack. And now, if all that isn’t enough, the politicians would like to go after the benefits allocated for our loved ones if we die in the line of duty.

Here’s Something To Be Mad About

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For all of you who scream insanely when a firefighter is missing his gloves on a Dave Statter video, why don’t you get mad about this?

It’s Official- Our Government Is Broken

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Here’s news for you: You all screwed it up. WE screwed it up.

You Can Quote Me On That (Before 2010)

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I was driving down the road the other day and thinking, you know, I too could have a list of quotes, just like the real writers have. So in the interest of filling up a page of useless knowledge, I did.

The Antidote To Road Rage

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Who among us has not experienced anger at the inconsiderate moron who fails to pull to the right when we are well behind them, permitting us a free lane on the way to some emergency?

We Try Harder

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“Zero defects” is a pretty lofty goal, but in our business, zero defects may be the difference between life and death.

The Way of The Chief

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What constitutes the next leader of the fire service? Which qualities break someone out from the pack?

Shut Up

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Perhaps part of the problem in anonymity is that people feel compelled to say what they think, which in this and more than a few other cases, isn’t much.

The Capacity Building Exercise To Change All Exercises

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The KSAs we need to emphasize are our greater connection throughout the entire emergency services industry, how we need to get past the things that divide us and unite about things we can agree on and change.

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

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If we really care about leaving a legacy, we should consider the culture we develop as a result of our leadership of others.

Missionary Work

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Is the message of enlightened leadership actually getting out to the leaders of our emergency services?

I’m With Stupid But Not Right At This Moment

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I’m afraid my strategy for capturing the interest of the uninitiated has fallen through, so I’m going to have to return to preaching to the choir.  I guess it’s just as well; I’m not sure I want the lunatic fringe stalking around on my site anyway. It just so happens that I’m in the heart […]

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