Billy Schmidt
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Billy Schmidt posted a blog post

Your Fire Department is Your People

… Not your fire trucks, fire houses, not your service. It’s your people. Often we forget this.Photo by Artie Werkle.Sure, you may know tactics and be a master of…See More
Apr 8
lutan1 commented on Billy Schmidt's blog post Controlling Email Chaos!
"Depending on your system, I prefer to archive it as oppose to delete it. The only items I delete is actual spam. Archiving has saved me many times now when I've gone looking for stuff."
Mar 12
Billy Schmidt posted a blog post

Can Your Administration Team Hit The Target?

By Billy SchmidtAre you building your fire department administration strategically? How do you find and position the cornerstone members who will ignite interest, introduce new ideas and development, and achieve a dynamically talented team? Can they hit the target? Your fire department’s administrative team is just as…See More
Mar 9
Paul Strong and Billy Schmidt are now friends
Dec 28, 2013
Billy Schmidt liked Paul Strong's profile
Dec 27, 2013
Billy Schmidt liked Dave LeBlanc's blog post The Greatest Risk, Taking No Risk At All on Backstep Firefighter
Nov 13, 2013
Billy Schmidt's blog post was featured

Our Fire Department Challenge

From my blog at FireGroundWorks.We often talk of the challenges we face in the field; the ambiguous, complex, and confusing incidents that attack our senses and tax our ability to beat them. Instead of all the talk about “what” we face, why not focus on “how” we can successfully win against it.…See More
May 10, 2013
Billy Schmidt posted a blog post

Our Fire Department Challenge

From my blog at FireGroundWorks.We often talk of the challenges we face in the field; the ambiguous, complex, and confusing incidents that attack our senses and tax our ability to beat them. Instead of all the talk about “what” we face, why not focus on “how” we can successfully win against it.…See More
May 8, 2013
Don Catenacci commented on Billy Schmidt's blog post What One Important Thing?
"I would have told myself to stop coming up with excuses for not finishing my bachelor's degree and just get it done.  I believe that is the biggest change I would have made."
May 4, 2013
ENGINECREW CAPT. aka Pres.FHMC commented on Billy Schmidt's blog post What One Important Thing?
"I would tell myself it's just a job and I must detach myself personally from the BS politics that the elders and the brown nosers thrive on. "
May 4, 2013
Billy Schmidt liked Dave LeBlanc's blog post THERE IS NO PROFILE FOR THE WHITE ELEPHANT IN THE SMOKE FILLED ROOM on Backstep Firefighter
Mar 22, 2013
Billy Schmidt's blog post was featured

What One Important Thing?

If you could go back 5, 10, or 20 years in your fire service career, what's the one important thing you would tell yourself?I believe the one thing that really counts is, "knowing that everyone is watching." Throughout our careers, beginning on day one, everyone is watching what we do; why we're here and how we handle ourselves in…See More
Mar 11, 2013
Billy Schmidt posted a blog post

What One Important Thing?

If you could go back 5, 10, or 20 years in your fire service career, what's the one important thing you would tell yourself?I believe the one thing that really counts is, "knowing that everyone is watching." Throughout our careers, beginning on day one, everyone is watching what we do; why we're here and how we handle ourselves in…See More
Mar 1, 2013
Timothy John Dodson liked Billy Schmidt's blog post Dr. Kimberly Alyn Made The Fire Service Better
Feb 14, 2013
Billy Schmidt's blog post was featured

Dr. Kimberly Alyn Made The Fire Service Better

Sometimes the most important lessons we learn come to us from unique people who are not firefighters. The fire service is continuously searching for new knowledge, and we discover it from a variety of people coming from diverse backgrounds.I just learned today that Dr. Kimberly Alyn recently passed away unexpectedly. Dr. Ayln played an intricate role in the education of the fire service. She didn’t teach tactics or fire behavior. She coached us on firefighter behavior. She talked about people…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Billy Schmidt posted a blog post

Dr. Kimberly Alyn Made The Fire Service Better

Sometimes the most important lessons we learn come to us from unique people who are not firefighters. The fire service is continuously searching for new knowledge, and we discover it from a variety of people coming from diverse backgrounds.I just learned today that Dr. Kimberly Alyn recently passed away unexpectedly. Dr. Ayln played an intricate role in the education of the fire service. She didn’t teach tactics or fire behavior. She coached us on firefighter behavior. She talked about people…See More
Feb 14, 2013

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
28
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
28
Dept. Web Site:
http://pbcfr.org
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http://firegroundworks.com

Billy Schmidt's Blog

Your Fire Department is Your People

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:33am 0 Comments

… Not your fire trucks, fire houses, not your service. It’s your people. Often we forget this.…

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Can Your Administration Team Hit The Target?

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments

By Billy Schmidt

Are you building your fire department administration strategically? How do you find and position the cornerstone members who will ignite interest, introduce new ideas and development, and achieve a dynamically talented team? Can they hit the target?



Your fire…

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Our Fire Department Challenge

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 7:41am 0 Comments

From my blog at FireGroundWorks.

We often talk of the challenges we face in the field; the ambiguous, complex, and confusing incidents that attack our senses and tax our ability to beat them. Instead of all the talk about “what” we face, why not focus on “how” we can successfully win against it.…

Continue

What One Important Thing?

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:23am 2 Comments

If you could go back 5, 10, or 20 years in your fire service career, what's the one important thing you would tell yourself?

I believe the one thing that really counts is, "knowing that everyone is watching." Throughout our…

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At 3:15pm on November 25, 2011, Joyce said…

At 2:18pm on November 23, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Billy, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 

At 12:07pm on November 23, 2011, Dave Galka said…

welcome to the nation Billy, stay safe

 
 
 

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