Pride and Ownership A Firefighter's Love of the Job

ISBN-10: 1593700784

ISBN-13: 9781593700782

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rick Lasky
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Description: Pride and Ownership holds no punches. Chief Rick Lasky takes a hard look at the fire service and finds it short on the only element that makes it effective: passion. Chief Lasky gives an upfront and honest criticism about the need to reignite the love o fthe job on every level, from chiefs on down. Key Features: History and traditions of the fire service with overviews of some of th most important fire service leaders, Detailed explanations of ceremonies for all ocasions from a firefighter's initiation to retirement, Over 150 photos displaying the rites and ceremonies, Helpful appendices full of sample documents for fire company use.

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Chief, City of Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

Preface
Acknowledgments
Our Mission
Fires
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials
Rescue
You describe it and we do it!
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Rubbing Two Nickels Together to Make a Quarter
How much more can we do?
Jack-of-All-Trades
Where Did They Go?
Fight the right fight
Get off the dime
Family Values
Core Values
The Firefighter
A Family of Very Special People
The firefighter
Integrity
A Picture Says a Thousand Words
The Denver Rescue
Honor
Pride
My Saw
Take Pictures
Put the Firefighter Back in the Firefighter and the Firehouse Back in the Firehouse
What kind of firefighter do you want to be?
Do the Right Thing
The rookie
Go-to Guys
Your own size-up
The Company Officer
A Very Proud Profession
Before They Walk Out the Door
We Used to Give Orders
Respect the Job and Each Other
It's a Privilege
Share the history
Time for a History Lesson
Bring back the mentors and train
Is it Worth the Work?
It's Worth the Work
Do We Really Get Anything Out of It?
When Will We See Results?
Where Do We Begin?
The Lewisville Program: Tapping into Years of Experience
The Five Questions
The Mentor Book
It Has to be Fair to All and Objective
From Firefighter to Driver Engineer
From Driver Engineer to Captain
From Captain to Battalion Chief
Division and Assistant Chiefs
Define Expectations
Firefighter Survival Training and Rapid Intervention Teams
Fight for new equipment and be honest with what's killing us
Fireground-Battleground
Our leadership
Your circle of influence
Insist That They Appreciate This Job
Learn to market your fire department
Get the Guys Out of the Firehouse
Big Hat, No Cattle
The Neighborhood Wants a "Firehouse" Down the Block
The best job in the world
The Chief
The Big Chair
My favorite saying: egos eat brains
Attitude
Lacking Foundation
Accountability
Remember where you came from, Chief!
Good Communication = Good Labor Relations
Learn about people
People Size-up
Read smoke-read people
Trust your people
The Little "Gold" Book
Put Some Good Stuff in their Files
Let go of the past-focus on the future
Build tomorrow's leaders and successors
The chief's aide: A nearly extinct species making a comeback
When Did We Lose Them?
Bringing a Species Back
What's in a Name?
Some More Benefits
Since Implementation
The Information and Format is Out There
They Get Promoted Fast
This one's easy!
Be careful what you wish for
Our Two Families
Defending Our Family
Don't Allow Anyone to Tarnish Our Image
Hiring the Right People
The I.A.F.F. and the F.O.O.L.S.
Our first family
Setting Your Priorities
Consider Ride-outs
Managing the Consequences of Other People's Actions
Sweating the Small Stuff
The Line-of-Duty-Death Book Report Drill
The Little Things
The Three "F's"
The First "F"-Our Firefighters
RIT Doesn't Suck!
Your People are a Reflection of Your Own Self Image
We're Losing on the Streets, Big Time
Seat belts save lives
People Staging
The Second "F"-Our Fire Apparatus
The Third "F"-Our Firehouses
Changing Shirts: The Promotion
Don't Become Stagnant
The Decision to Promote
First, why do I want to promote?
Can I do the job?
Can I make the life style change required?
Do I have the courage to lead?
Study Habits
Provide a Good Process
Going to Days
What 9/11 Did To Us And For Us
The Public Outcry and Support
A Wake Up Call
Where Were the Experts Before 9/11?
The funding is here! Well, some of it
Good politicians-bad politicians
Just like the stop sign
We're Never Going to See a Disaster Like that Again
They Made a Difference, Again!
Ceremonies That Stoke the Flames of Tradition
There Is a Business Side to What We Do, But
The right tradition is not a bad thing
Ceremonies
The new firefighter
The promotion
It's a big day for their family as well
Retirements
Graduations
Awards ceremonies
Wear them to honor those around us and our service
New apparatus
Our fireboat
New firehouse
The 20-year Anniversary Firehouse Dinner
Be Careful, Because When They're Gone, They're Gone!
The Time to Honor Someone is When They are Still with Us
Marketing Your Fire Department
We Need to Market What We Do, All of It!
Marketing Our Mission
It's Not Really New
Let Us be the Shining Star for a While
This stuff really works
Some Successful Programs
"Vested for Life" program
"Blazing a Trail for Literacy" program
"After the Fire" program
Our customer support unit
Providing the foundation for stability
"Santa Claus" program
"Opening Day at School" program
They just like helping people
A "sod" story
Helping someone get back on the right track
If you would do it for your family, then do it!
Building Relationships
That whole PD vs. FD thing again
Working with city hall
Work with who has the "pull"
Seize the moment
Making It All Happen and Taking Care of Number One
Are You Being Honest with Yourself?
Embracing Success
Stop and Smell the Roses
Learn from Your Successes the Same as You Do Your Failures
Have You Forgotten
Using 9/11 as a Crutch
Never Forgetting Means Never Forgetting
Forgetting Just One Is One Too Many
Back to that Leadership Thing Again
Don't Confuse a Tribute with Honoring Someone
The Fire Service Is the Greatest Profession in the World
Mentoring
Departmental Communications
Ceremonies
After the Fire
Miscellaneous Forms
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