Synopses & Reviews
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.
This book serves as a guide for the seasoned veteran, the new firefighter and everyone in between, bringing them together for what it all takes to have that love for the job.
Each chapter addresses the next step in the leadership chain that is necessary for a fire service professional to succeed. The chapters are as follows: Our Mission; The Firefighter; The Company Officer; The Chief; Our Two Families; Sweating the Small Stuff; Changing Shirts-The Promotion; What September 11th Did For Us-The Good and the Bad; Ceremonies; Marketing Your Fire Department; Making It All Happen-Embracing Success; Have You Forgotten.
About the Author
Chief, City of Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
Table of Contents
The Company Officer
Our Two Families
Sweating the Small Stuff
Changing Shirts-The Promotion
What September 11th Did For Us-The Good and the Bad
Marketing Your Fire Department
Making It All Happen-Embracing Success
Have You Forgotten.