Category Archives: administration-leadership

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 […]

Our Kids

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*Image from Uniform Duds for Kids.   Everyone got there cahffee? Grab some diamond plate. This one might stir up some lively discussion. So the other night I was listening to an on-line podcast over at FirefighterNetCast that is hosted by Christopher Naum entitled "Taking it to the Streets, The New Fireground and the First-Due." If […]

New Training Opportunities

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  Everybody got some regulah? Grab a seat. Today I want to talk about some new training opportunities that will be coming our way. And by "our way" I mean close to home. There's a new fire and EMS training company in the market and they are looking to revolutionize the way training is given […]

The Best Damn Department In The Fire Service

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  Everybody got they're cup of regulah? Everyone comfortable? Good. So I'm sitting on the tailboard the other shift with the rest of my crew and we're talking about general happenings and scuttlebutt around the department. Soon the conversation turns to the general problem-solving and saving of the planet. Of course, me bein' me, I […]