John Lovato

Bullies of the Fire Service

Lesson of the Day: “It’s not what you preach. It’s what you tolerate.” -Jocko Key Points: 1.) My Story Growing Up 2.) Adult Experiences: Backing Down 3.) The Movie: “The Principal”- ‘no more’

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First Things First

Lesson of the Day: We get done what we prioritize. Everything else is an excuse. Key Points: 1.) Operationally Ready and Rig Checks 2.) Ladders

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Is It You Or Is It Me?

Lesson of the Day: “It triggers us because it reminds us.” Key Points: 1.) Being different makes you a target 2.) Your triggers are a reminder of what you need to address 3.) Swim lessons with the kids

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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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