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Why Aren’t The Chiefs Here

I went to a local fire conference this week. Jim McCormack spoke about developing and delivering training. If you do not know already, I’m signed up to take his course “Fire Combat” in October 2020. He talked to us a little about it. We will respond to 35 fires in the 3 days we are…

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Why Aren’t The Chiefs Here

What is your lack of courage costing you?

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What is your lack of courage costing you?

Mid Rise Drill

Goal: 1. Acting Driver Training to supply FDC 2. Practice gameplan for midrise fire Summary 1. When deploying the minute man load in tight places, use the coil prop deployment method. 2. Sets & Reps matter. 3. The more you do it, the better you’ll be WHAT IF YOU COULD HAVE THE FIREHOUSE YOU WANT…

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Mid Rise Drill

F.O.C.U.S.

Hey! I’m reading a new book about creating better focus. do you happen to know the power of FOCUS? Its incredible. Follow One Course Until Successful We are too distracted today. Being busy is not productive. Emails are not meant to be opened immediately upon receiving them. Do you wait at your mailbox all day…

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F.O.C.U.S.

Get Senior Guys to mentor the Junior Guys

We had a new member of our facebook group ask: “How to motivate the more senior firefighters to train with the new guys” I recorded a short video with my response HERE Its my kelly week and I tied in a vacation day since my wifes friends are in town visiting. So now I’ve got 4…

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Get Senior Guys to mentor the Junior Guys

Create Buy In…

I posted a question this week in our facebook group. It got quite a bit of attention. I asked: What is your department’s professional development plan for the line personnel? You can check it out HERE. A common way to get people to do things is to give them a directive.Why? Because it’s easier. A better…

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Create Buy In…

You Are Fired…..

We are busy today setting up for my daughters birthday party. So i’ll keep this short and sweet. I got word that my department fired a leadership coach that we hired earlier this year. We cut the contract short by 9 months. Why? He was unprofessional and rude. His style was completely different than mine,…

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You Are Fired…..

Predictable Is Preventble

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase predictable is preventable before. Gordon Graham talks about it. He also discusses his high frequency low risk and low frequency high risk matrix. So how do you put in place the predictable is preventable concept in your firehouse? I try to foster an environment where complacency does not exist….

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Predictable Is Preventble

Recliner Cowboys & Missed Opportunities

We’ve had an exciting week at my firehouse over the last week.  A chief let me know about some acquired structures we had access to. So on our facility day, thats where we went to pull some lines and work on some search inside the building. I found out later I wasn’t suppose to go…

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Recliner Cowboys & Missed Opportunities

Do one thing every day that motivates you toward your goals

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Do one thing every day that motivates you toward your goals