After finally graduating college and running the fire department as assistant chief for the past year, the fire department and board of fire commissioners made it offical last night. All the headaches are now mine offically and members will get mad, but such is life, you can't please every one all of the time, you can only please some of the people some of the time. Even though I look forward to the challenges, I also look forward to the many new things that some of the members would like to train on and that I am getting those things set up in place to do so, more trainging, training with neighboring departments. Although I am tough on myself, and I beat myself up more than anyone else, I am willing to do the best job possible and make things better for the department. eventually the Cuddebackville Fire Department will be a talked about department for turning things around, in a good way, by getting members to refill the ranks and have the brotherhood put back in the ranks of the fire department.

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Comment by Captain 70 on December 10, 2008 at 4:33pm
Congrats Chief and good luck!!!
Comment by Chief 29 on December 10, 2008 at 12:24pm
Congratulations. Remember to surround yourself with the right people who are willing to help you achive the goals you have set. Good luck in all that you do.
Comment by Beverly on December 10, 2008 at 9:44am
Congrats, Good Luck. Keep in mind that the "Boss" isn't always the popular one...and quite frankly shouldn't be.
Comment by Brian Dumser on December 9, 2008 at 6:42pm
Congratulations, Chief! It's lonely at the top. :)
Comment by Kenneth Holley on December 9, 2008 at 6:18pm
Headaches are small time. You will be having migraines. It's true some members will be mad, but they will get over it, have ulcers because of every decision you make or move on to be someone elses problem. Good luck brother.
Comment by FETC on December 9, 2008 at 5:48pm
Well your prediction of "All the headaches are mine" is definately spot on...

Best of luck.

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