Tag Archives: Chief Concerns

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 […]

Passing The Torch

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

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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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Bill Schnaekel
If Not Us, Then Who?
Chief Ayotte, Thank you, not only for your kind words but your informative response. You had stated that it was a judgement call as to whether or not the initial arriving company officer conducted a quick primary search on marked vacant buildings. I'm curious, would that same officer face disciplinary actions if that were the…
2015-03-23 18:19:02
Steve Yelich
Some Saw Bullshit, Volume IIShared Post from CMD-FD
Gabe- This was a personal pet peeve of mine when I was on the Truck. All you have to do is read the instructions for Warthog blade care and a little pride in your equipment. I always took a trash bag and laid it flat; sprayed WD-40 all over it. Laid the blade on it…
2015-03-19 22:52:36
Ron Ayotte
If Not Us, Then Who?
Bill... your article is definitely something that should be brought up in every firehouse, whether it be in a formal class setting or an informal firehouse kitchen table discussion. I was my Department's liaison to and a member of the City's Code Enforcement Impact Team. Part of what we did was marking abandoned properties with…
2015-03-18 06:28:13
mike clark
Our Riding List
Ric Jorge: Brother, if you could grow a mustache like mine we would look like twins. I had the opportunity to teach with Eric "Tatter"Hankins, E.J. Mascaro, Bobby Haas and Rusty Ricker. Your name came up and the success that you have realized with the SIT program and enlightenment it has provided to America's Firefighters.…
2015-03-18 01:03:20
Ken Hanks
The Dirtiest Job in The Fire Service
When moving up through the chain of command, one better learn the politics of the department and community without playing politics.
2015-03-17 23:38:33
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