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Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek J Sinesi Mar 17, 2014. 7 Replies

Why is it so hard to make changes within Fire Departments? This is a question that I'm trying to answer because it seems that there are a lot of companies out there reluctant to change for various…Continue

How important is a 360 scene size-up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oldman Jan 13, 2014. 23 Replies

Here's the question I have for the experience firefighters and probies. How important is a 360 scene size-up?Continue

 

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Derek J Sinesi replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Good point John."
Mar 17, 2014
Chief Mike replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Bullet point answer: Lack of Leadership - it's easier to maintain status quo. Lack of Training - it's easier to maintain status quo. Lack of Discipline - it's easier to maintain status quo. Lack of Humility - it's easier to…"
Mar 17, 2014
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Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?

Why is it so hard to make changes within Fire Departments? This is a question that I'm trying to answer because it seems that there are a lot of companies out there reluctant to change for various reason. So I'm putting this discussion together to get the opinion of others to help me so that I may look at this in a different perspective and possibly get an answer.Since I've become a fire fighter almost 15 years ago I've noticed significant changes being made within the fire service and…See More
Mar 17, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Depends on the REASON to change. Is it to change just for the sake of change? Is it to upgrade training and techniques? Is it to upgrade equipment? What really is the crux of the issue. Change is all around, even in those deeply rooted traditional…"
Mar 17, 2014
Norm Tindell replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"I also think you hit the nail right on the head. Tricking departmental leaders into presenting an idea as their own is often a successful strategy. We must have an incredible amount of patience to see significant change. I've seen some changes…"
Mar 17, 2014
Jeff Vaden replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Derek, high five brother. I like the the let them think it was their idea bit. I cannot tell you how many times an idea was dismissed only to reappear 6 months later as a new idea by the Chiefs as the greatest thought to hit the fire service. Never…"
Mar 16, 2014
Derek J Sinesi replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Jerry, You stated it WE ARE COMPLIANT AND FULL OF TRADITION AND STUBBORN. We have the same problem. I have seen a lot of change in my department though. There is strength in numbers. You have a couple of choices to make changes (just my opinion).…"
Mar 16, 2014
Jeff Vaden replied to Jerry Corson's discussion Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?
"Jerry, great question and 1 that affects the career world as well. In fact I believe it affects the career more than the volunteer world. Change is tough because you have both comfort zone issues as well as ego issues. The ego issue is obvious…"
Mar 16, 2014
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Why is it so hard to implement change within the Fire Department?

Why is it so hard to make changes within Fire Departments? This is a question that I'm trying to answer because it seems that there are a lot of companies out there reluctant to change for various reason. So I'm putting this discussion together to get the opinion of others to help me so that I may look at this in a different perspective and possibly get an answer.Since I've become a fire fighter almost 15 years ago I've noticed significant changes being made within the fire service and…See More
Mar 16, 2014
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"Why is it so hard for companies to accept change that is positive and beneficial to them and to others?"
Mar 16, 2014
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Profile Information

What State do you live in?
NJ
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor)
Years in Fire/EMS:
17
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company
Years With Department/Agency
10
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
currently an active EMT with Sea Isle Ambulance Corp
My Training:
FireFighter1/2 EMT, Haz-awareness,Haz-ops,ICS 100,200,300, NIMS 700,800, Vehicle Extrication awareness,Vehicle extrication ops, Vehicle extrication technician, wildland firefighter, Confined space awareness, CISD, CPR Instructor
About Me:
I've been a firefighter and emt for quite some time and am in the business to learn more of the industry and to teach the new members.
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To follow the tradition of my father and to make him proud and to Serve the True Father (GOD)whom I live for.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the adredelin and helping people
Top Issues Facing Responders:
getting people to join volunteer organizations.

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At 4:55pm on January 10, 2014, Lynn Mihalich said…
My phone and the auto correct!!! I really hate when it does that. (:
At 4:53pm on January 10, 2014, Lynn Mihalich said…
I am sorry that was as well. The fire service is great. I really enjoy being a Firefighter and an EMT. Hope everything is going well Werth you as well. (:
At 4:51pm on January 10, 2014, Lynn Mihalich said…
Thank you and Happy New Year to you add well. (:
At 10:52am on January 10, 2014, Rebecca T Foster said…

Thanks Jerry!  NC has made some changes to our certifications.  Before there was a firefighter 1 and a firefighter 2.  Now they have done away with them and it will be one title.  So now I am required to have all the 1 and 2 classes completed by 01/2015.  Having a full time job being a volunteer FF, don't know if I will be able to complete all of them in one year.  Wish me luck!

At 11:47am on December 30, 2013, Mike Turano said…

Good Morning Jerry. It's actually Commissioner. Recruitment seems to be the "Monster" of all departments. I live in a rural community now, but in the past I've been a member of departments that had 250-275 members. It always seemed as if there was an influx of younger guys/girls looking for some excitement. It's a tough nut. I'll need a little time to get back to you.

At 1:41am on December 29, 2013, Victoria said…
Great I will let you know!
At 12:49pm on October 22, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Jerry.  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- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

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