On Training and Taking Personal Responsibility

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I’ve seen an awful lot of lackadaisical, ho-hum, here-we-go-again plodding through training lately.

Thought This Was Good

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Found this on a brother's Facebook page. Given the argument Joe and I are in I thought it was appropriate, lol.

Let’s Hear It For The D.C. FEMS!

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  I hope you all have a strong cup of regulah this morning. It's cold outside, I didn't sleep real well last night and this morning we learn of the official end of an era. In case you've been living under a rock lately I'll just fill you in that the D.C. FEMS are not […]

“Risk a Lot to Save a Lot” is B.S.

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Along with its sister-sayings of “risk a little to save a little” and “risk nothing to save nothing” , “risk a lot to save a lot” has been bastardized to justify some actions or to crucify others.

Things I’ve Learned

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    Everyone warming up with their cup of regulah? It's cold out there today. Let's just sit and chat for a while until we warm up a little, shall we? The following is a partial list of things I've learned or have come to believe are true over my career. These are my beliefs, […]

Have You Been “Departmentally Institutionalized”?

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  Oh man. Not feelin' it today for some reason. I definitely need a cup of regulah to get me going. Grab yerself some too and have a seat here with me. Teaching gives someone a unique opportunity that not everyone else in a given field has. It gives a person the chance to look […]

Does It Really Matter? Really?

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    Hello boys and girls. This might be one of those ramblers so I'll apologize in advance. When I sit down to write I very rarely map something out, read it and re-read it, tweak, adjust or otherwise do much in the way of editing. I usually just go off the top of my […]

Top-Notch Training Opportunities

Good morning jakes! Got your mug full of regulah? I promise that these two upcoming training events are ones you won't need to be all loaded up on the regulah for. I've mentioned the new Go>Forward Fire and Leadership Training venture before and I just wanted to remind you that there's still time to get […]

Simple

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This is it folks. Noting big. Raise your cup of regulah, say a prayer and honor their memories. There's nothing else to say. ~TK

The Craziest 10-Minutes in Firefighting

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*Image from Bayonne, NJ Fire Department website   Whew! Well after that blow we all deserve a break on 'da tailboard and  a nice hot cup of regulah. Everyone got one? Let's just have a nice chat then shall we? When I first began driving fire apparatus I had been on the job about 3 […]

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