John Lovato

Its the strongest thing you can have

Lesson of the day Relationships are everything Questions Answered 1) My challenge is getting the firefighters to work with me as I am a new Chief to them and new to the Department. 2) My #1 challenge is securing a career position

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It was a good day

Lesson of the day Doing the job is the solution Questions answered 1) Trying to change the culture of, “we’ve always done it this way.” 2) Chief will not implement new policies due to fear of upsetting other groups and morale is low  

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Leadership Equity

Lesson of the day Do More Questions answered 1) Becoming a better leader 2) the money sucks I can go be full time on ambulance for alot more money

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I missed it by one

Lesson of the day Do what makes you happy Questions answered: 1) How to keep the drive for the job you had when you started. 2) Time management

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Its Over

Lesson of the day: “It is what it is” Questions answered: 1) How to motivate line officers? 2) How to keep a great department great.  

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The TEST has been announced

Lesson of the day: Have a plan Questions Answered: 1) I’m being micromanaged. How do I accept it or change it? 2).Reaching the one guy that knows the fire service inside out but bitches about all issues and backs out when empowered and given the tools to correct the issue

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Take Care Of Yourself

Lesson of the day: No ones coming to save you Questions Answered: 1). As a new company officer I’m having issues with just the day to day planning of trainings and making sure that I fit them in. 2) We don’t see a lot of fire, our challenge is keeping our eye on the prize…

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Be Replaceable

Lesson of the day: Train others to take over for you Questions Answered: 1) Morale and motivation among the department 2) How to bring the department into the 21st century. Not looking to over throw the old way, but help make changes to suit todays way of fire fighting.

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4 Rules

Lesson of the day: Assume less and ask more questions. Questions Answered: 1) Confidence and teaching people that it’s okay to be into the job 2) sparking the passion I have, in my firefighters

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The Decepticon Variant

Lesson of the day: Everybody is fighting a battle you cannot see Questions Answered: 1) Complete task management 2) How do you handle new guys who don’t want to listen and don’t seem to want to be a part of the career.

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