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Open Gym & 4th quarter meeting

December 2, 2017, 9:00am - December 2, 2017, 1:00pm

Have you wanted to force doors but haven’t had the crew or prop to do it? Have you wanted to flow water up stairs but your crew hasn’t been able to get out to training? Have you wanted to throw ladders, but the parking lot is your only chance to throw one up? Come to open gym! It is a time to practice the skills you have been wishing to practice. Attack your weaknesses. Hands on skills you have been wishing to get the reps in. Locations has: Engines with 1 ¾ hose lines and 2 ½ hose lines Stairs Door prop Multiple window Multiple rooms Ladders We will try to have the training grounds set up to your needs. Let us know what you want to work on and we will do our best to get it there for you. This is a self guided but collaborative drill ground. No specific instructor will be there but all of us will be there to learn from each other. This is your time! Best of all, It’s FREE! Bring your crew, your buddy you went through academy with, your mentor. No more watching youtubes… it’s hands on time.

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This is a house. This is a house on fire. Please, if confronted with this situation go into the house and put water on the fire. Thank you. ...

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"First of all,
you've got to have a vision of 'What kind of program do I want to have?' Then you've got to have a plan to implement it. Then you've got to set the example that you want, develop the principles and values that are important, and get people to buy into it." Nick Saban
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WARNING ADULT CONTENT. Sensitive individuals could suffer sprained, strained, or broken feelings. Watch at your own risk. ...

"Hey Chief did you really mean what you said about the smoking and jerking off?" "Well of Course Lou." "Good cause there's a bag of potato chips with my asses name on it in the kitchen." Like and share if you agree!

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The third area of mediocrity that begins with ME is organizational mediocrity. Mediocrity is easier to manage in an organization. Firefighters that do not meet the minimum standards require paperwork, supervision, and attention. Exhausting. However, the substandard are way less of a hassle than those passionate, aggressive, Fully Involved firefighters that are always causing problems. Train everyday?! Breaking things by using them. Wasting water by spraying it all around...crazy! How many times do you need to practice forcing a door?
• Why can't you just sit in a recliner like everyone else?
When the organization hassles me because I don't want to be mediocre and I fold under the pressure that's my lick of the lollipop.

•Be mediocre! There is less paperwork.
-thank you, management.
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(ME)diocrity in the fire service always starts with ME. The second aspect of mediocrity is the environment I allow ME to work in. Do I establish an environment of excellence? Do I have a standard? Is the standard known? Regardless of rank, years of service, or size of department I establish an environment of excellence by raising a standard of quality, competence, passion, and journeyman level firemanship. Truth?

● Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli-lollipop.
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Mediocrity begins with Me. There are three aspects of (Me)diocrity that I bring to the fire service. First, the ME that shows up to work. Am i mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for excellence? Nope. I am fatigued, distracted, and weak. In fact, I pride myself in how mediocre I am going to be today. I will get my gear on the rig after I have my morning coffee and BS session. I need to make sure my bed is made so I can get my naps. Plus, I have to show my brotHers the stupidest, nastiest videos on the interwebs. Why? Because who really cares?

I DO.

How do you show up?

(Part 2 Tomorrow)
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This week is dedicated to (ME)diocrity. ...

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Fully Involved. ...

We are told: You are a valued team member. We want to hear what you have to say. We're listening to you. You are important to us. Your opinion matters. What we have to swallow: If you don't like it, fake it. If we want your opinion, we'll give it to you. It shouldn't come from you, it should come from someone else. It's not the message, it's the messenger. It's not what you said, it's how you said it. We smile and say: We're not that naive. We know when we're being stroked. We feel like we're waiting for something that is never going to happen. We will not slide quietly into decline. We're moving ahead with or without you. We're not waiting anymore. Sometimes saying nothing screams louder than anything. Speak up or shut up, the penance is the same. Whether you suffer in silence or are boisterous in voicing opinions, KEEP TRAINING. Your performance on the street is what matters most, that will be your legacy. 🖕🏻

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Default: Aggressive. Jocko Willink uses a profound statement in reference to establishing your auto-response to be set to aggressive. In combat and business moving forward, with focused attention to achieve results is better than being stagnant or passive. When has being aggressive assisted you in your career and on the fire-ground? Comment Below! Thank you Greg Muhr for the video. ...

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The paycheck firefighter and the passionate firefighter are both warmed by the benefits of being a paid professional firefighter. The presence or absence of passion is not the fault of your circumstance. A burning passion for the profession comes from within.

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"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it." – Charles Swindoll

Fire leaders control their emotions and reactions to stimuli, so they can better control situational outcomes.
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451°F Ignite Your Leadership

November 29, 2017, 9:00am - November 29, 2017, 5:00pm

Ignite Your Leadership- A class on fire service leadership at all levels from firefighter to the chief. Cost: FREE (Normally $100) November 29, 2017 Clark County Fire District 13 Yacolt, Washington 0900-1700. A hands on workshop of 80 leadership principles and practices from 50 of the greatest books from the past and present.

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451°F Ignite Your Leadership

November 29, 2017, 9:00am - November 29, 2017, 5:00pm

Ignite Your Leadership- A class on fire service leadership at all levels from firefighter to the chief. Cost: FREE (Normally $100) November 29, 2017 Clark County Fire District 13 Yacolt, Washington 0900-1700. A hands on workshop of 80 leadership principles and practices from 50 of the greatest books from the past and present.

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