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  • Carter: Have You Solved Any Good Problems Lately?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday August 16, 2013
    Thanks to my many years of experience I am firmly convinced of the fact that there is one skill which is critical for all of us to possess. It is the ability to solve problems. Each and every one of you has faced a problem at one time or another. If you...
  • Carter: Looking Up, The Key to Taking the Past into the Future

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday August 1, 2013
    So here we are in one of my favorite locations, the place where I get to see the view from my front porch. The photo tells the story my friends and a good one it is. This week, however, the location of my front porch shifted about 200 miles to the south...
  • Carter: Management by Objectives: You Need to Plan

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday July 14, 2013
    More than 520 years ago, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world. Not that it was the New World he was really looking for, but it was the best he could do at the time. Let me suggest that a part of what we are and who we are have come about owing to...
  • Ignorance: The Wrong Lubricant for Your Fire Department's Machinery

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday June 17, 2013
    Let me share with you one of my favorite Bible verses. It comes from the Book of Proverbs and says that, "…The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near." Let me first ask you if you are the wise person or the fool. Which is it...
  • Stay with it My Friends

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday April 14, 2013
    Life teaches a great many lessons to those who will pay attention. There was a time when I felt that good things should happen to me just because I was a good guy. My parents taught me to do the right things; to be honest and hardworking. Guess what...
  • Carter: We Must Take Care of our Troops on Highways

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday March 27, 2013
    Let me turn the focus to an operational area which is frequently overlooked by our fire service leaders. I am referring to our operations on the highways of our operational districts. Many times we are called out to combat car fires and to conduct...
  • Hey Coach: Put Me In

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday March 7, 2013
    Let me pose a simple question to you. How many of you can remember sitting on the sidelines during a football game and yelling out to the coach "Hey coach, put me in; I can get the job done"? I do not know about you, but it has been a long time since I...
  • I Have the Right to Change My Mind: Don't I?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday February 6, 2013
    How many times have you faced a situation where the facts told you that something you had decided to do was wrong? You used the proper decision-making skills, you gathered the necessary facts, and you made the decision in the proper way; the way you had...
  • Carter: Saying Farewell to My Best Friend

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday December 13, 2012
    Following is the eulogy that Harry Carter will be giving at the memorial service for Jack Peltier on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough, MA. Carter asked that we share this on Firehouse.com so that their buddies who are...
  • The View from My Front Porch: Safety

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday November 7, 2012
    Perhaps your first question upon reading the title of this blog is to ask why I have used the name of my blog column to serve as the title of this visit with you. The reason is simple. As I sit on my front `motor vehicle from the lowly bicycle to the...