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Consider your words carefully when demeaning those who speak of "safer firefighters"!

Perception is reality...and a large part of one's perception is based upon their environment... past, present and their expected future.

For example, if you are around positive people the majority of your life then you more than likely will have a bright outlook on things and most who cross your path will consider you to be a smiling optimist. Conversely, if you spend most of your time around people and situations that steep in negativity then you will probably share a life view…


Added by John Barrett on November 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Open Door Policy...RIDING BACKWORDS September 2010

RIDING BACKWORDS – September 2010

Generally speaking, an open door policy refers to the availability of management to any employee at any level. Open door policies allow employees to step outside the traditional boundaries created by the hierarchy of an organization – what we know as the chain of command. Open door policies permit employees to bring their concerns to the appropriate level they feel can provide the impetus necessary to resolve their issue. Our discussion will…


Added by John Barrett on September 14, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

When make do shouldn't do....RIDING BACKWORDS January 2010

Firefighters and emergency medical workers must be largely optimistic - if they weren't then how or why would they want to do the job. Is a pessimist going to routinely put themselves in a position to respond to what may be the worst day of…

Added by John Barrett on February 5, 2010 at 3:28am — No Comments

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