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  • Some Firefighter Safety Thoughts

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday June 21, 2010
    As we approach another national firefighter safety week, let me offer a few thoughts to guide your actions in the weeks and months which lie just ahead of us. Let me strongly advise you that people are our most important asset. How often have you...
  • We Cannot Have a Bad Day

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday June 11, 2010
    There are some really basic rules in the world of fire. Before you board the fire truck, you need to know what you are doing. If you want to perform your job correctly, you must train to the standards established for you. If you want your team to...
  • Leaders Must Understand Learning and Teaching

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday May 20, 2010
    It has long been my belief that the truly effective leader must also be a good instructor.  You need to be able to share knowledge with people in order to generate a proper level of understanding. Without this ability to understand, it will be next to...
  • The Cardinal Virtues: A Firefighter’s Guide to Life

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday May 11, 2010
    After a busy couple of weeks, I have once again found myself sitting on the front porch of my home pondering the path that the Lord has laid out in front of me. Many of us think that we are in control and celebrate the manner in which we have chosen to...
  • The Times They are Still a Changing

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday April 11, 2010
    It is always a very special time in my life when a number of different thoughts which I have created at a variety of times and in a variety of places come together accidently into a really neat new notion. Such is the case here. Let me mention that...
  • Follower Does Not Equal failure

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday April 5, 2010
    A great deal of time and attention is regularly devoted to exploring the many facets of leadership. The collective labors of a wide variety of people have been devoted to creating a proper understanding of just what constitutes the makeup of those...
  • How Much Fire Department Do You Need: A Continuing View

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday March 21, 2010
    Let me pick up where we left off last in my last blog entry. In my community review here in Adelphia I looked at a number of issues. In line with this, a solid plan for the future has allowed us to budget for growth over time. It is better to...
  • Ranting and Bullying: The New Form of Discourse

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday March 17, 2010
    Like many of you, I love the fire service. Like many of you, I have been battling the forces of ignorance and evil for a long time. The battle has been long and the battle has been hard. So what do I have to show for my decades of speaking out as an...
  • How Much Fire Department Do You Need?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday March 8, 2010
    Over the past several years, I have seen a certain diminution in the level of fire protection that exists in a number of areas. I have seen this in communities of every size. I have seen this in career, and combination, as well as volunteer...
  • Fire Station Design: Funding Considerations for New Stations

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday February 25, 2010
    In the never-changing environment of tight restrictions on spending, a department might consider proposing a public relations campaign and launching it, with approval from the appropriate authorities, before going public with a formal proposal for major...