Archive for August2014

Twelve Quotes Worth Quoting About Teamwork

1.         If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. – Mark 3:25 2.         One step by 100 persons is better than 100 steps by one person – Koichi Tsukamoto 3.         We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall […]

Life’s Most Important Lessons

If you open it, close it. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you unlock it, lock it. If you break it, fix it. If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can. If you borrow it, return it. If you use it, take care of it. If you make a mess, […]

Quotes – Stories

Can you tell me what you can remember as to what is really important in our life? Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize Name the […]

“Training Drives Operations in Your Organization; Good or Bad”

Those lessons that are learned in recruit school ingrain action in your mind that teach the brain the right and safe way to perform a specific task. The specific process to accomplish a task also require you to be able critical think through the process and make a judgement based upon the facts at hand. […]

The Importance of Training to be a Good Firefighter

You must possess discipline, self-respect, pride in the department, pride in yourself, a sense of duty and obligation and the physical ability to perform. The mission of the training division is to develop firefighters who achieve results on the fire ground by making the right decisions and completing skills and maneuvers proficiently and consistently. Learning […]

The Price of Teamwork

The price of teamwork Sacrifice Time commitment Personal development Unselfishness   Are you a “we” or “me” kind of person? We persons make great team players and leaders. WE thinkers are the opposite of ME thinkers. You can usually tell the difference within the first 10 minutes of meeting them in how they describe activities. […]

The Impact of a Weak Link

No matter how hard leaders try, communicate, persevere and motivate there will be persons who don’t fit and therefore: Not everyone will take the journey. Not everyone should take the journey. Not everyone can take the journey. There are weak links on every team. The impact of a weak link. The stronger members identify the […]

Complacency Kills Firefighters

Been here done that, not a problem, I know my job. Lackadaisical attitude about the problem creates a dangerous mindset. Making decisions with inadequate information and preparation about the building, size of the fire resources, water supply, the size and location of the fire and many other factors contribute to a lackadaisical attitude. Preparation, planning, […]

Envisioning Success

Just as important as establishing a realistic set of goals is envisioning success. If a person cannot envision being a winner, he never will. As a whole, most people find it less stressful to “not lose” than to win. To most people, losing is easier than winning. Winning is a complex process that involves preparation, […]

Situational Curiosity

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