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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Is this how you feel?

I was recently made aware of a great fire service blog written by Mark Vonappen. The blog is called fully involved and it is full of great leadership examples and quotes. While I was thumbing through them the other day ...

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FDIC Review Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of the FDIC 2012 Review! When we last left you it was friday of FDIC and the conference for me was just about wrapped up. We (my group) had all intentions of heading out that evening ...

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FDIC 2012 Review Part 2

So when we last left you Wednesday night was over and a lot of great things were happening! Thursday I did skip the General Session but I heard it was GREAT! I did make it over for class and had ...

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FDIC 2012 Review Part 1

This is gonna be a long one folks so get your coffee, your breakfast, get in the comfy chair, etc. So we arrived back from FDIC 2012 on Saturday evening, well some of us did. You see while waiting at ...

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Texas Close Call

Well it is good to be back from FDIC it was a very succesful conference and I am working on my full review post. However someone forwarded me this video and I could not wait to share it. Since VODPOD ...

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FDIC 2012 Midweek Update

Greetings from the HOOSIER STATE!!!! FDIC 2012 is off running and in full effect. Yesterday was great, I started off the morning teaching my class “Engine Company Emergencies” to a full room. When I went to check my class evaluations they ...

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FDIC 2012 Tomorrow!!!!!

The best, and largest Fire Department Conference in the WORLD begins tomorrow! Tomorrow and Tuesday HOT (Hands On Training) and pre conference workshops begin tomorrow. I along with my wife, brother, father, and father in law will be flying out ...

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Just alot of stuff….

This post is going to be all over the place so strap in now! First it has been a bad few days for LODD’s all over the nation. Maine, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and now Pennsylvania (specifically Philadelphia) have all experienced LODD’s within the past few ...

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So much going on….

It has been a busy past few days here in Averagejake land. Final preparations for FDIC, studying for an impending promotional exam, running a ton of calls at work, working out, getting the kids to their various activities, dealing with seasonal allergies, ...

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