Synopses & Reviews
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 of the job on every level, from chiefs and on down.
In his personal welcome to the audio book version of Pride and Ownership, Chief Lasky wrote: "The book is a living, breathing testament of how the fire service should be and the respect, honor, and admiration that it deserves. Whether you're new to the fire service, been in it for years, or retired, it'll get you fired up, the way you were when you walked into the firehouse for the very first time."
Every day Chief Lasky remembers why his job is the best in the world and he brings that passion to Pride and Ownership. Lasky revisits the proud history and tradition of the fire service and reflects on the family values and brotherhood that have made firefighting a truly family-oriented vocation.
Special Features: History and traditions of the fire service with overviews of some of the most important fire service leaders; detailed explanation of ceremonies for all occasions from a firefighter's initiation to retirement; professionally narrated by Jack Shook; perfect for uploading to your MP3 player.
About the Author
Rick Lasky, a 25-year veteran of the fire service, is chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department. Rick began his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and while in Illinois received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors "Innovator of the Year" award for his part in developing the "Saving Our Own" program. He is the co-lead instructor for the H.O.T. Firefighter Survival program at FDIC and FDIC East and is an editorial advisory board member of Fire Engineering Magazine and serves on the FDIC, FDIC West and East advisory boards.