Tribal Tradition to Shared Excellence

Posted by TC Admin on Mar 5, 2016 2:59:25 PM

Guest post by Eric Tomlinson. Eric is a Deputy Chief with the Kent Regional Fire Authority in Washington State

 

Much has been said about the brotherhood of the American Fire Service. Put firefighters from neighboring departments together at a conference, watering hole, or other neutral ground and we will buy each other beverages and compare our Maltese tattoos until the wee hours, celebrating our brotherhood of public service. For some reason though, when we broach the subject of change to our practices or operations with our mutual aid neighbors, we suddenly become very tribal and defensive. After all, most of us were hired by a Fire Chief who told us that

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Topics: Apple, shared excellence, mutual aid, tribal thinking, best practices, consistency, firefighter, incident command, iPad, iPad Pro, regional, SOPs, Tablet Command, tradition, training, Uncategorized

Bold Vision to Reality

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Feb 27, 2016 6:08:43 PM

I grew up as a child of the 70s.  No, I was not wearing bell bottoms or syncing my dance moves to John Travolta (I did that when disco got cool again in the 90s).  By the time I had been born in 1971, humans had stepped onto another celestial body a few times over.  We had NASA fever in our household and Walter Cronkite narrated the saga; his voice hanging in the ether on hot summer nights.  As a kid, I gazed at the stars and the moon with a keen sense of wonder.  Madly leafing through NASA picture books, I dreamed of the future.

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Topics: Blog, bold, customer-facing, entrepreneur, incident command, innovation, iPad, Tablet Command, vision

From Fatness to Fitness: The Modern Firefighter

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Feb 24, 2016 3:08:31 PM

When I first entered the fire service in 1998, it was all about eating huge. After all, you never knew when you were going to eat again…. at least that was our station’s philosophy in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Topics: Blog, calories, cardiac, firefighter, fitness, Tablet Command

The iPad Pro: Poised to Transform Emergency Services

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Sep 9, 2015 4:19:22 PM

Apple’s release of the iPad Pro unveiled a world of new possibilities to me both as a Fire Captain and as the founder of a tech company that provides Incident Management software.

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Topics: Apple, Apple Watch, mobile command, mobility, Blog, iPad, iPad Pro, Tablet Command

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