Tag Archives: Administration & Leadership

Queer as an NBA Point Guard

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   A Man in Uniform? Former NBA coach Phil Jackson made news of a sort this week when he asserted that he had “never run into” a gay professional basketball player. And, according to Huff Post, San Francisco 49ers player Chris Culliver told Artie Lange that he would not welcome gay players in the NFL or on his […]

History and Race: March 18, 1942

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  The War Relocation Act Seventy-one years ago today Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring 120,000 mostly Japanese-Americans to report for forced relocation. In the wake of the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, politicians, leaders and many others concluded that all Americans exhibiting the features of Japanese ancestry were potential spies, soldiers or […]

EMS Delivery and Leadership: Officer Down!

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  On Waiting  The DC press was all over a recent incident where a Metropolitan police motor officer was struck and injured by an auto while stopped in far southeast DC, close to the border with Prince George’s (PG) County, Maryland.  No DC ambulances were available and the officer was eventually transported by a PG […]

Responder Safety: When Attention is “Tunnelled”

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Does what we expect to happen influence our awareness?

Who We Are: Pickles, NO Dark Chocolate and that 3/5 Thing

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Do we now live in a society where anyone, courtesy of technology, can cry foul at a word or a thought and demand change or retraction?

FF Pensions: Over the Cliff in Illinois

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  The Big Squeeze  The current unfunded pension liability of five of Illinois’s state run pension systems is $96 billion.  The amount is so large that Standard and Poor, the credit rating agency, downgraded the state to A minus, making it more difficult for the them to borrow money in the form of bonds. Governor […]

FF Politics: Governor Andrew “Hitler” Cuomo

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Political Correctness Strikes Albany My gun frenzied friends no doubt know that New York recently passed a measure designed to inhibit the use of fire arms to commit crimes.  Its effectiveness will be long debated. The measure passed in the middle of the night, Albany style, because Governor Cuomo wanted his law, now. Yesterday, Republican […]

London Fire Brigade: Boris Knows Best

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  Mayor Overrules Brigade Leaders London’s Mayor Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with cuts to the London Fire Brigade (LFB) which would result in a decrease of 520 firefighters.  A dozen stations and some 18 engines would be closed or placed out-of-service. The LFB is one of the world’s largest fire services, deploying about 5,800 […]

Firefighter Safety: The Columbia Disaster

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The rest is history though the lessons are widely applicable to firefighting and should not be lost:

Remembering: Free At Last? January 31, 1865

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Lincoln had a contemporary partner and it is fitting that he should have the last word.

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