Dr. Harry Carter

The View from my Front Porch - Join Dr. Harry Carter as he shares his wisdom from personal and fire service life experiences.

  • Carter: Getting It All Done Requires a Bit of Time Management

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday July 10, 2014
    One of my favorite analogies comes from the 1960 John Wayne movie, "The Alamo."  Do you remember the scene where Lawrence Harvey, as Colonel Travis, drew a line in the sand and then proceed to invite those who wished to stay and fight Santa Ana’s...
  • Carter: Something You Can't Read About in a Book

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday June 10, 2014
    It is with a great deal of concern that I come to you with the thoughts in this commentary.  It is my opinion that there is a serious problem brewing in our beloved fire service.  It has taken me quite some time to put my thoughts together. My goal here...
  • Carter: Where is the Next Generation?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday March 11, 2014
    As I sit here in my hotel room in Las Vegas I am pondering the relative worth of all that I have done, am doing, and hope to do for my fellow travelers in the world of fire protection.  My associates and I are here for the annual general meeting of the...
  • Carter: Organizational Knowledge is the New Challenge

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday February 3, 2014
    The other day it was my good fortune to read an interesting article on a Wall Street Journal blog.  It spoke to the many problems in government at the national level.  It spoke to the problems inherent in the law which has come to be known as...
  • Carter: The Importance of Knowledge

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday November 19, 2013
    Many have been the occasions during my career when I held myself up to you as a spokesman for wisdom and enlightenment. Many times I have tried to take the moral high ground as I sought to discuss my feelings about sharing, knowledge with others via the...
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