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Firefighter Death Announcement

It is with deepest sorrow that The Little Rock Fire Department

Administration reports the death of one of our Fire Fighters; Fire Fighter

Dustin Werner, Engine 15, was found unconscious and efforts to revive him

were unsuccessful. He was at home and went for a jog. He made it back to

his driveway and collapsed. He was in his 30's and leaves behind 2 children

and his wife is pregnant. Dustin was also in the military. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.… Continue

Added by Mike Walker on October 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Fire Service Leadership - Micro Managing

Micro Managing

The dictionary defines Micro Managing as- "To direct or control in a detailed, often meddlesome manner". To me that pretty well sums it up but lets break it down. Being detail oriented is usually not a bad thing as attention to detail sometimes makes a difference between a mediocre situation to an excellent one. Where is the line that denotes how far is too far? Have you ever driven an officer that is constantly telling you "Go left", "Slow down",… Continue

Added by Mike Walker on October 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Fire Service Leadership

What kind of Leader do you want to be?

In my 18 years in the fire service I have learned a lot of useful information. I had no formal leadership training yet made my way through the ranks to Captain. With that being said, I learned by observing what others did to learn what to do and most importantly what not to do. I remember my first Capt. lets call him Bill. He was a large burly guy who came across as a knowledgeable yet forceful fellow. At the… Continue

Added by Mike Walker on September 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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