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  • The Dangers Involved in Growing Up

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday June 5, 2012
    All of a sudden I feel like a grown up. I guess it comes with the territory when truly momentous events happen in your life. My family and I have had a fabulous couple of weeks. Personally I got to enjoy the rare joy which a father experiences from the...
  • You Must Become a Student of Firefighting

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday April 9, 2012
    My friends, the time has come to share an important principle with you about education in the fire service. Knowledge does not float freely through the air in the world around you. You cannot take a deep breath and inhale a whole bunch of information. You...
  • Are You Working to Create a Better Organization?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday April 4, 2012
    There are many roads to the land of success. It is my suggestion that you should not overlook the value to be gained by you and your fire department from membership in professional associations. By being active professionally, you can develop a network of...
  • Leaders Must Help to Shape their Organization

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Saturday March 17, 2012
    Every one of you reading this commentary belongs to an organization. In some cases each of us belongs to more than one organization. So that we will not diffuse our focus, I want you to concentrate on the one type of organization where we have a...
  • Honesty Is the Only Policy

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday February 5, 2012
    Quite some time ago one of you kind folks out there in reader land took the time to share an important thought with me. After reviewing one of my early leadership commentaries, back in July of 2000, this gentleman took the time to drop me a note. He was...
  • Have You Ever Been a Target?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Saturday December 10, 2011
    A great deal of my writing over the past decade has come as the editor for the Respondersafety.com website. As the editor, a great deal of what I do involves researching and writing about the highway safety problems which you and I face each and every...
  • Some Realistic Thoughts on the Nation We Protect

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday November 27, 2011
    This will not be a normal Harry Carter commentary. I am really fired up about all of the nonsense which is going on in our nation and in the world at large. Since we cannot divorce the fire service from the world at large, I think that the time has come...
  • Take Time to Say Thank You

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday November 23, 2011
    My, how time flies. Where does it go? Now we are about to sit down to yet another Thanksgiving Day feast.    Wasn't it January just the other day? Then suddenly it was April, then my birthday in July and now, wham, it is November.   I guess...
  • I am an American Veteran

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday November 16, 2011
    There are those who have held up November 11, 2011 as some sort of a special numerical festival. They seem to see something special in 11/11/11. That is something about which I am neither here nor there. No. what really counts for me is what happened at...
  • I am an American Veteran

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday November 11, 2011
    There are those who have held up November 11, 2011 as some sort of a special numerical festival. They seem to see something special in 11/11/11. That is something about which I am neither here nor there. No. what really counts for me is what happened...