John Lovato

How Much Time

Lesson of the Day: Fight for your right to sweat. Key Points: 1.) 1st Day Back 2.) All Hands On 3.) What’s with all of the computer work?  

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My Experience with Fire Combat

Lesson of the Day: Let the drill be the teacher. Key Points: 1.) Engine boss main objective 2.) Make it happen 3.) How to make it “Advanced”    

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My Thoughts on Power

Lesson of the Day: Power can create a false sense of importance. Focus on what’s right not who’s right.  Key Points: 1.) A Day As The Battalion Chief 2.) I’m Not That Good 3.) Gate Keepers  

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Biggest Problem in Communication

Lesson of the Day: It’s easy to mess up communication. We interpret messages differently. Keep this in mind when miscommunication happens. Key Points: 1.) The neverending task book 2.) Audibles 3.) Packaging Matters

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Checks and Balances

Lesson of the Day: Show others how good you are. Key Points: 1.) Testing Out 2.) How good are we?  

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Oops… I’m Stuck

Lesson of the Day: Ask for help, no one person has all the answers.  Key Points: 1.) Help from a stranger 2.) Rollovers in the city 3.) A phone call from one of my guys

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Working on My Patience

Lesson of the Day: Be hard on yourself but have patience with others.  Key Points: 1.) Handing Off The Tool 2.) Live Rescue  

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Saying Goodbye To A Friend

Lesson of the Day: Show up and start working. Key Points: 1.) The Hebrew Hammer 2.) Receiving His Coin 3.) Just Show Up

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Giving Experience

Lesson of the Day: Experience matters, but we can bridge that gap with quality drills. Key Points: 1.) The calls are not coming in. 2.) How I chased experience. 3.) My plan for my acting captain candidate. 

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Who’s Command

Lesson of the Day: There is a good chance you caused some of your own misery. Key Points: 1.) Flair up after 3 weeks. 2.) Being a fish out of water.

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