Thread: Mr. Secretary
09-21-2011, 02:17 AM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- North Vernon, IN
Im here to try and get some help..... I feel like i havent done enough for my department cause of others not being behind me and helping me move us to the next level. I started out in January with a battle of I have to big of shoulders for the dept. I asking to much of firemen to write down what equipment they have and such a problem that i ask what numbers are on there Radio..........I have come to find out that we have not been in running for united way funds in the past years( now we are and proud that we have paper turned in) I have great plans for the dept but seems like a few people in the way???
anyone please help and give me some advice to continue doing my best.....
09-21-2011, 07:24 AM #2I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
09-21-2011, 08:35 AM #3
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- Nov 2009
some how you need to get a core group motivatied and they will motivate the other people
also, education, on why you are trying to get these things done
09-21-2011, 09:03 AM #4
If you have people standing in the way, figure out why. Odds are you'll find jealosy and ego figure in. You may be butting in on their own self-importance.
If you can win over those whose opposition/resistance isn't based on the facts at hand, you're on your way. Otherwise, you'll just have to do like Fire49 says - build a core group and work on progress.
I'm betting the group as a whole has forgotten why they exist.Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.
09-21-2011, 10:16 AM #5
09-21-2011, 11:14 AM #6
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- Sep 2010
First of all, what is your position with the fire department.
the direction that the rest of this post will take could depend heavily on that. If you're an officer it's one thing. If your rank is FireFighter then are you working on projects given to you by the chief/officers or just doing what YOU think needs to be done?
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