John Lovato

Pass The Buck

Lesson of the Day: Use the style of leadership needed to get the job done. Some can work autonomously, while others need direct supervision.  Key Points: 1.) The Best Public Relations 2.) Outwork the Probie 3.) Turn Negative Things Into Positive Experiences  

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Knowing Is Not Doing

Lesson of the Day: “Avoid fights if you can, cause there is always a friend.” – BJJ Class Key Points: 1.) Captain Cooks 2.) Crew Lead Training 3.) The Unexpected Twists

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Family First

Lesson of the Day: Simple. Cherish those close to you. Life can change in an instant.  Key Points: 1.) Micromanage the process, not the people 2.) Firefighter Down Drill 3.) Everything that goes wrong in my firehouse is my fault.

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Where’s The Fire?

Lesson of the Day: When issues arise, the leader must look at themselves first to see what caused the issue.  Key Points: 1.) Daily Training: Drags 2.) OODA Loop 3.) Hidden Fire

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Direct Attack

Lesson of the Day: Understanding situational leadership. There are times where you can delegate and there will be times where direct supervision is needed. Do not be afraid to adjust your settings.  Key Points: 1.) Always Learn From a PIA 2.) Working on Being Direct 3.) My Thought on Succession Training

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Be Where Your Feet Are

Lesson of the Day: We live in a world where we always want more. When is enough…enough? Ask yourself, “What do I want to spend my time doing?” Key Points: 1.) Probie Test 2.) A Sneaky Ego 3.) Make Training Personal

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Stressed Out Over A Radio

Lesson of the Day: The more prepared we are the less stress we will have to experience. Key Points: 1.) Truckie Saturday 2.) Got My Cage Rattled 3.) Rolling Too Rough

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Thank You Lt. Hamilton

Lesson of the Day: Reruns, Repeats, and Redos – Senior Captain Most challenges we face have been dealt with before by others, learn from them or risk learning the hard way. Key Points: 1.) Takeaways From 20,000 Alarms 2.) 7/8 Day Videos at Dinner 3.) Go With The Gut… A Sleepless Night and A Curveball…

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Being Present

Lesson of the Day: We follow actions more than we follow words. When in doubt, show people how the work should be done.  Key Points: 1.) Show Me, Don’t Tell Me 2.) No Pressure In The Present 3.) Purpose Drives Performance

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Healthy Competition

Lesson of the Day: People will meet your standards whether they are low or high, you just have to help them.  Key Points: 1.) Multi-company Drills Spread Best Practices 2.) Raising The Bar 3.) What I Am Learning From A 40-Year-Old Book  

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