Tag Archives: #firefighters

TITLES!

TITLES What is in a title? A title defined by the dictionary is; a descriptive or distinctive appellation, especially one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment. It’s something that can give a person power and authority or it can mean you have achieved the most elite status in a sport profession. In all instances the word ...

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Mentoring, for a better future…

Webster’s dictionary tells us that a mentor is, ‘an experienced and trusted adviser.’ Mindtools.com describes mentoring as, “ an essential leadership skill. In addition to managing and motivating people, it’s important that you help others learn, grow, and become more effective in their jobs.” So the questions are, do you have a mentor and are you being a mentor? Neither ...

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Motivation from The Bull

Hooligans, especially our younger or aspiring firefighters, lend me your ear for a moment as I share a little advice. Remember the movie Backdraft? Of course you do, we all do right? The movie gave us so many great lines that we can recite at the right moment when they fit our own situations. “You go, we go!”, “I was ...

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Want your kid to be a firefighter?

I was recently at a dinner party with several of my wife’s co-workers (veterinarian pharmaceuticals). Several of the guys (all veterinarians) were standing outside and reminiscing about their days in vet school and early days in veterinary practice. The conversation between them got around to, “Would you encourage your kids to become veterinarians?” It was interesting to hear them say ...

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Firefighters In Marion County, Florida Battle A Different Kind Of Fire!

Firefighters are heated up while battling for an increase of wages.  Professional Firefighters Of Marion County Local 3169, lined the street in front of the County Commission building on Tuesday asking for an increase in wages. The department has lost over 60 personnel in the past year and still have many positions vacant.   Firefighters are asking for a $2.00 an ...

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