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changing a culture
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the fire service must change its mindset on what its mission should be.  in our country we focus and finance suppression duties as a first priority.  we have the best suppression technology out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eugen Handschuh Dec 10, 2013.

 

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Eugen Handschuh replied to mark smith's discussion changing a culture
"    We have a great education/fire prevention.  It is run by a Lt. And Capt. along with a couple civilian employees.  Firemen who are on lite duty get assigned there. There on the 2nd flr of the Union hall. The department built a…"
Dec 10, 2013
mark smith replied to mark smith's discussion changing a culture
"lt. i, to have tried all the avenues you have, to change the way in which the fire service views public education. i have found that the major hurdle is tradition. as you are, im sure aware, that the fire serviuce is steeped in tradition. tradition…"
Dec 3, 2010
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changing a culture

the fire service must change its mindset on what its mission should be.  in our country we focus and finance suppression duties as a first priority.  we have the best suppression technology out there, yet the highest fire  death rate. in another words, we are the best at putting them out but pretty bad at preventing them.  this lack of prevention and education is related to  our high fire death rate.  in most countries overseas the fire service budget is focused on education and prevention. …See More
Nov 24, 2010
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changing a culture

the fire service must change its mindset on what its mission should be.  in our country we focus and finance suppression duties as a first priority.  we have the best suppression technology out there, yet the highest fire  death rate. in another words, we are the best at putting them out but pretty bad at preventing them.  this lack of prevention and education is related to  our high fire death rate.  in most countries overseas the fire service budget is focused on education and prevention. …See More
Nov 22, 2010
mark smith replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion HOW CAN THE FIRE SERVICE BEST EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON SAFETY
Nov 19, 2010
mark smith replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion HOW CAN THE FIRE SERVICE BEST EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON SAFETY
"first, departments musT distinguish the difference between public information, public education and public relations. once this is done, programs can be set up to support each of these 3 parts of the PIO"s responsibility. public information is…"
Nov 16, 2010
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anne arundel county MD.
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FF 2
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emt-b, public eduction specialist, ff-2
YEARS IN DEPARTMENT
28
YEARS AS FIREFIGHTER
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At 6:11pm on November 18, 2010, Lieutenant Frederick Georges said…
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