firefighter

You Know What Makes You Different

Lesson of the Day: Praise what you want to see more of and correct what you do not want to see.  Key Points: Feedback from one of my guys  

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Fishing With My Nephew

Lesson of the Day: Everyone is someone’s child. Key Points: 1.) Take the Opportunities 2.) My Son Dressed Up Like A Fireman  

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Station Transfers

Lesson of the Day: Simple plans reduce anxiety and overthinking. Keep it simple. Key Points: 1.) Transitioning 2.) My Plan

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Observations on Overtime

Lesson of the Day: We are products of our environment. Change your surroundings. Key Point: Different Crews Have Different Cultures

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Losing Half My Crew

Lesson of the Day: Making a positive impact on a firefighter’s career is one of the most rewarding accomplishments.  Focus on growing everyone on your team. Key Points: 1.) Another Year, Another Change 2.) Learning From Each Other 3.) Spread the Good Stuff

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The Best Job in the World

A recording of my presentation for the 2020 Orlando Fire Conference.

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Stepping Forward

Lesson of the Day: The more you challenge yourself, the more fun you’ll have. Key Points: 1.) Playing Games on Easy 2.) Learning New Things 3.) Step Up Your Game

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Why Aren’t The Chiefs Here?

Lesson of the Day: If it makes you happy, it’s healthy! Key Points: 1.) Developing and Delivering Training with Jim 2.) My Visit to a New Restaurant 3.) Importance of a Story

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I LOVE This Sh*t!

Lesson of the Day: Be strict in your principles and flexible in your methods. Key Points: 1.) Brad’s Back 2.) Facility Day 3.) Training on Sunday… OMG

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I Don’t Pay Taxes, So This Is For You…

Lesson of the Day: Be careful about what you choose to focus on. What we focus on can consume us. Key Points: 1.) Double Pulling 2.) Being Flashed 3.) Birthday Parties

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