Tag Archives: Chief Concerns

Studie$ and Report$

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The complicated issues surrounding what you need to do the job

The Dirtiest Job in The Fire Service

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  The ‘salt’ that comes from fighting for your men

The Career Exit Ramp, Just Ahead

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  “I am proud to say that everyone under my command went home at the end of their tours.”  Ron Ayotte

Mentoring, Part 2 – Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

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  Take the time to share your experiences and words of wisdom with others.

A Bit of Compassion

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  The little things can mean so much.  Ron Ayotte

Crew Resource Management for the Fireground by Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

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Safety for the fire service begins in many places, converging at an incident

Knowledge is Power

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Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte on the responsibility to share what you know

Brotherhood

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  Despite the difference of language and 4000+ miles, Brotherhood endures. – Ron Ayotte

Safer Buildings

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Deputy Chief Ayotte looks at a common public misconception I could not attend the funeral of Lieutenant Ed Walsh because I had jury duty. On my way home after doing my civic duty, I stopped in at my local Starbucks to grab a Cafe Americano. Someone in the store was using Starbuck’s Wi-Fi connection and […]

Evolution

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Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte says if you love the job, keep it growing When I got on the job with 4 other probies back in November of 1981, one of the first things we were told by the senior guys as we walked in the door was “you (expletive) new guys are going to ruin […]

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Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
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