Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job

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PennWell Books, 2006 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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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 of the job on every level, from chiefs on down. 
Key Features: • History and traditions of the fire service with overviews of some of the 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.
 

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Review: Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job

User Review  - Dustin - Goodreads

Chief Lasky writes several interesting points that are often forgotten or overlooked in the fire service. By reading his book, I can tell that he is a man of great customer service and taking care of ... Read full review

Review: Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job

User Review  - Jenn Lambert - Goodreads

I liked it so much that I am going to donate it to my fire department, so other people have the oppritunity to read it. I think sometimes we forget why we do what we do, and need a gentle reminder. Read full review

Contents

Our Mission
1
The Firefighter
15
The Company Officer
37
The Chief
67
Our Two Families
91
Sweating the Small Stuff
99
Changing Shirts The Promotion
115
What 911 Did To Us And For Us
125
Marketing Your Fire Department
153
Making It All Happen and Taking Care of Number One
179
Have You Forgotten
185
Mentoring
197
Departmental Communications
243
Ceremonies
251
After The Fire
275
Miscellaneous Forms
297

Ceremonies That Stoke the Flames of Tradition
131

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About the author (2006)

Chief, City of Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

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