July 31, 2022

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker LODD: Check out Firefighterclosecalls.com for more LODD reports dating back to 1880. A firefighter is killed while operating on a wildfire in California – 2015 Major Incidents: In 1979, an arson fire at a Holiday Inn in Cambridge, OH killing 10 […]

July 28, 2022

“The school of hard knocks is a difficult teacher, because the tests come before the lesson. So be prepared to be tested in this job.” – Lt. Don Kaderabek LODD: Career captain dies and 9 fire fighters injured in a multistory medical building fire – North Carolina 2011 One volunteer lieutenant dies and a volunteer […]

July 26, 2022

In today’s “Do more with less” fire service, the book Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned has leadership lessons we can all put to use! LODD: Volunteer chief and fire fighter die after being ejected during a rollover crash – Virginia 2010 Junior volunteer fire fighter dies and three volunteer fire fighters […]

July 25, 2022

Quick mustard mashed potatoes goes well with grilled brats for a take on “Bangers and Mash”.  Add some grilled or roasted zucchini and you have a quick and easy dinner. LODD: A firefighter is killed by a falling tree on a wildfire in California – 2008 Three Washington, DC firefighters were killed battling a fire […]

July 24, 2022

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. –  […]

July 23, 2022

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson LODD: Volunteer fire fighter struck and killed by tanker backing into the bay of the fire station – Pennsylvania 2016 Lieutenant suffers heart attack during physical fitness training and dies seven days later – Vermont 2010 Volunteer fire […]