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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.

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 […]

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 […]

You Can Teach a Monkey…

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Everybody got their regulah? Ya' comfortable? Good. Ok, ok. I know. That's a gorilla, not a monkey. Koko, the gorilla, actually. The one they taught sign language to and how to read and a bunch of other stuff. But it was a good picture to illustrate my point and I couldn't find a monkey pic […]

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The Craziest 10-Minutes in Firefighting
I pay a quick visit every day some websites and information sites to read articles, but this webpage provides quality based posts.
2013-12-13 20:32:49
The Craziest 10-Minutes in Firefighting
Taking the Engineer off the pump panel during heavy fire fighting operations is a dangerous call, small dept or not.  That water supply is the life blood of the firefighters in the IDLH.  Ideally while this engineer is running around the building doing what he thinks are critical tasks everything operates perfectly. No harm, No…
2013-12-04 19:54:56
Cal Fire FOBS
On Training and Taking Personal Responsibility
In my opinion, what you described is on the Training Bureau and participating company officers.   If the stage isn't set during the classroom portion of the drill, and the desired outcome fully briefed, you get what you paid for.   Somewhere in your department it became OK to take a less than serious view…
2013-08-15 14:27:05
Just a bit on the hazards of lightweight construction. . working to get this message out. . Tks Keep safe. .
2013-02-28 07:57:19
Rltr. John R. Petalcorin
Have You Been “Departmentally Institutionalized”?
I am a new think-tank of an organization that is very strong but has not accomplished it's 40+ year old mission. I was searching the net on how to put my mesage in a capsule. The term Organizational Paralysis is just the right term I need. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. You are immortal.
2012-10-18 18:57:42


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