Tag Archives: Chief Concerns

Mentoring, Part 2 – Dep. Chief Ron Ayotte

Entry Img

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

A Bit of Compassion

Entry Img

  The little things can mean so much.  Ron Ayotte

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

Entry Img

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

Knowledge is Power

Entry Img

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

Brotherhood

Entry Img

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

Safer Buildings

Entry Img

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

Entry Img

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 […]

Passing The Torch

Entry Img

  In order to know where we are going, we have to know where we have been

The Fire Service’s True Enemies

Entry Img

Fire is just one of the battles we face daily.

Stepping Up

Entry Img

Take care of your personnel and they will take care of you.

Page 1 of 3123
background image Blogger Img

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

Comments
Jeff chandler
44.7 Percent
Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
44.7 Percent
Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
44.7 Percent
Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
44.7 Percent
spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
44.7 Percent
“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
AFTDIMage
BostonFireGearImage
Plugin from the creators ofBrindes Personalizados :: More at PlulzWordpress Plugins