Archive for July2015

Mentoring Moment – It is about the people not all about the work.

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Most people in the workplace are used to working for bosses who care only about the work that gets done, not about them as human beings.  Fortunately that is less the case in the fire service.  Most of the officers (bosses) have a passion for the job and the brotherhood that comes with the business. […]

Reviewing the Waldbaum Fire & Collapse

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            You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn vicariously about a history making fire.  Join Doug Cline, Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as they have special Guest Chief Vinny Dunn and Jerry Tracy on “Taking it To the Streets” as we take multi-demnsional look at this incident […]

Fire and Training on FE Talk Radio

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Join me on Wednesday evening 7/22/15 at 7:30pm for the next edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Joining me will be colleagues Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as we explore Training and Operations for Today’s Main Street fires. The discussions will include building construction, renovations or lack thereof, structural stability, re-appropriated […]

Two Dates and a Dash in the Middle…What are you going to do with the “Dash?”

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   Two dates and a dash in the middle…that equates to your day of birth, your life and your day of death. The middle component is symbolized by a dash (-). So what does that dash mean? Well let’s be honest it divides the dates on the gravestone and it is symbolic of your time […]

Mentoring Moment – Defining Moments

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Over the years it has become evident to me that the way leaders handle opportunities and crises defines them.  I have had many defining moments over my career.  Many of which were when I was in key leadership positions.  One particular moment that is boldly etched in my mind was when I was aspiring to […]