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  • Talk is Cheap: Use Words Wisely

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday November 1, 2012
    How often have you heard someone say that "…talk is cheap?" Literally scores of times would be my guess. Usually you will hear this when someone is speaking about an individual who would much rather talk than listen or work to solve a problem. They just...
  • Lethal Leadership Landmines: A Primer

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday October 22, 2012
    One of the most often-quoted phrases is that, "…the road to hell is paved with good intentions." Let me also suggest that the road to leadership success in the fire service is also paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, the road is also strewn...
  • Common Responses: Electrical, Brush & Trash Fires

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday October 8, 2012
    Back in June, I wrote a few blog entries on some of the more common fire-related emergencies that you will see in  The Fires You Will See Frequently . I further expanded on my many experiences with two additional blogs:  Danger Overhead: Attic Fires...
  • Problem Solving Up Close and Personal

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday September 6, 2012
    Many times have my columns here touched the topic of problem-solving. However, these discussions normally covered the topic at the organizational level. However this time around I have crafted this column in a different way. I am going to discuss...
  • Basics of Firefighting: Vehicle Fires

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday August 6, 2012
    In any given period of time, the incident you will see at least as often as any other involves a fire in a motor vehicle.  Generally these will be classed as car fires, but we have seen out share of box van, and tractor-trailer scenarios...
  • Cellar Fires Up Close and Personal

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday June 20, 2012
    By this time, you will probably have arrived at a simple conclusion.  Firefighting is a dirty and dangerous job.  We must all acknowledge this fact.  We must the work very hard at training for those times when the challenge is the greatest.  Cellar...
  • Danger Overhead: Attic Fires

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday June 19, 2012
    As you roll in to a report of a structural fire, you note smoke off in the distance. As you turn into the block where the address is located, you note smoke and flames coming from a window just under the roofline of the house in question. You are...
  • The Fires You Will See Frequently

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Saturday June 16, 2012
    I believe that the time has come to share some of the firefighting tools and talents which I have gathered over the past 48 years. The knowledge of these is necessary if we are to properly use our system of firefighting strategy and tactics. Like any...
  • Thanking the People Who Molded and Shaped Us

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday June 12, 2012
    It has been my joy and privilege to work as a writer and author for more than 35 years. Sometimes it seems as though the ideas just flow freely while at other times I feel like I am beating my head against a rock to force ideas to come shooting out...
  • The Good Leaders Walk the Walk

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday June 11, 2012
    Over the past several years I have spent a great deal of time studying the concept of leadership as it evolves within the organizational environment. In comparing my research with the people I have studied in the world around me, I have noted a decided...