First Due Blog Carnival:Wanted: National Fire Chief

The fourth edition of the First Due Blog Carnival is jumping on the recent news that the USFA’s top administrator, Kelvin Cochran, is leaving Washington, D.C. and taking up his old job as Atlanta’s fire chief.

“Grumble…retirement…”
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So, in this roundtable edition, we’re asking you to pitch yourself for the spot. Surely you have to have some notion of what the job entails as well as how you plan to fix all of the nation’s fire problems. It’s not like it’s a leaky oil rig or a war or two. Seriously though, join in and have your say. Express what your platform or first year’s agenda would be and list three priorities you would take on. Remember, the USFA isn’t just about firefighters and line of duty deaths.

Send your submissions or post locations to Backstep by 20 June 2010. The 4th edition will be published Monday, 21 June. We know it’s a close deadline but the vacancy won’t last forever.





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Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
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