Core Values

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  This episode we discuss the importance of core values when creating your mission plan for progressing and improvement. The core values are our cornerstone about what we are about and who we are. They are not negotiable. Below is an example of some core values.   Core Values Professionalism: In and out of the […]

Ground Ladders: A Quick Discussion Podcast

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This episode is a discussion about ground ladders. It’s a basic piece of equipment that has such a huge value to us on the fire ground, but in many cases, get’s forgotten.  They’re forgotten until they are needed, and then it could be a life and death situation for firefighters and victims. We talk briefly […]

Balloon Frame Video

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Here is an old video I did inside an old balloon frame house.  It’s kind of old and simple, but a good look at the inside of this type of construction.  

5 Week Company Officer Development Course

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    We are taking registrations for the next 5 Week Company Officer Development Course. It will start January 25, 2016 and will run five weeks. This class has been very popular and well attended for the last two years.  The video lessons are recorded, so you can watch them on your time.  The group […]

Have a Vision!

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  In this episode I discuss the importance of having a vision. We must have a vision to be able to get where we want to go in life and in our professions.  It is imperative that we see where we want to be and create an actionable plan for getting there. That starts with […]

Winter Operations Checklist and Podcast

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      Attached is an outline we used for a quick winter operations class at work. I ran across this the other day and thought it would be appropriate to post now.  The podcast is here for this topic as well.  Feel free to add and use this as you see fit. If you […]

The Road Map: Give Some Direction

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        As the company officer we have an obligation to ensure that our crew stays safe. Wearing seatbelts, traffic vests, headsets on the apparatus and making sure that our PPE is worn appropriately are all important, no doubt. But, imagine being given a map with no starting point and no idea where […]

FREE Webinar–Five Steps for Promotion

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Get registered for this FREE webinar on how to increase your chances for promotion. There is no magic bullet and it takes work, but, there are few things you can do in any career to help you on your path to promotion. Click HERE to register and share with your friends!

Episode 7: Be Thankful for the Hard Things

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  In this episode we take fall in line with the season of Thanksgiving and discuss being thankful for not only the things that are good and enjoyable in our lives, but also the things that are challenges or perceived failures. We can learn and grow so much more from the hard things than the […]

To Be Up or Down

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  In my years as a younger firefighter, both as a volunteer and during my career training, it was driven home that we enter building fires with a low profile.  More specifically on our hands and knees.  I was never going to question my instructors, the books or the more veteran firefighters that mentored me. […]

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