Fire and Training Blog Talk Radio

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            Please join the fire’s own Doug Cline on  Wednesday evening September 16, 2015 for another edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Blog talk Radio.  Joining host Doug Cline will be two well know women in the fire service and Fire Engineerings own Lt. Angela Hughes, President […]

An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

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Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown, FDNY Remembrance, One of Many Stories: One of the 343… On September 11, 2001, Captain Patrick Brown and eleven men from FDNY Ladder 3 responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center. His firehouse, Ladder 3, is located in very close proximity to the Twin Towers so his was one […]

A Unique look at one Fire Service Attitude – Pole Vaulting over Mouse Pooh

            Listen in on some thoughts as Chief Doug Cline explores some of the attitudes that are presenting themselves in the fire service world today.  

Translating Modern Research into Today’s Fire Attack

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A training opportunity…

Mentoring Moment: Reaching the Peak Performance Zone

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Have you ever wondered how certain leaders in the fire service reach such success and stay there?  What is their secret? Well it is simple…find what you do well and keep doing it! This is how you reach peak performance in what is known as your strength zone.  Sounds simple, well wait a minute, it […]

Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part III

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Knowledge is Power… Share It !!! This statement is often used by many including myself. So what does it truly mean? It means that you will freely give of your knowledge and wisdom to others withholding nothing. It never fails, I will see a leader of an organization trying to hold information and knowledge from […]

Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part II

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In Doug Cline’s previous posting: Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth”  Part I he ended the with a question, “So officers are you shaping the fire service’s future?” Here’s his latest installment. I hope this prompted fire officers to intra-inspect themselves to see if they were shaping the fire service’s future. I further hope this generated […]

Penwell Group Advisory Board

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Passion is what makes a difference.  The Pennwell Advisory Group has a strong passion to make the fire service better.  Make sure you check out the Fire and the FireRescue Magazine/ websites and magazines.  If you are not reading these two magazines and web sites you are missing alot!

Shaping the Future; “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part I

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As we quickly approach a time when much of the fire service leadership will be retiring we are destine to face the loss of great leadership in the fire service. This could prove to be a tragedy for our profession or we can make it a positive bench mark. A lot is going to depend […]

Mentoring Moment – It is about the people not all about the work.

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Most people in the workplace are used to working for bosses who care only about the work that gets done, not about them as human beings.  Fortunately that is less the case in the fire service.  Most of the officers (bosses) have a passion for the job and the brotherhood that comes with the business. […]

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