Pride & Ownership

Rick Lasky, a 28-year veteran of the fire service, is chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department. He began his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago. He received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors "Innovator of the Year" award for his part in developing the "Saving Our Own" program. He served as the co-lead instructor for the H.O.T. Firefighter Survival program at FDIC for more than 10 years, is an editorial advisory board member of Fire Engineering, and is a member of the FDIC advisory board. He is the author of the "Pride and Ownership--A Firefighter's Love of the Job" leadership series, published in Fire Engineering, and the book of the same name.

  Pride & Ownership: The Perfect Storm: The Budget and Pension Crisis

  Pride & Ownership in the Shops

 
  Pride & Ownership: The Battalion Chief's Aide

  Pride & Ownership: As the First Line Goes, So Goes the Fire
 
  Pride & Ownership: Clowning Around

  Pride & Ownership: Sweating the Small Stuff

 
  Pride & Ownership: Ron Siarnicki of the NFFF

  Pride & Ownership: Interview with John Mittendorf

 
  Pride & Ownership: New Firefighter Basics Book, Part 1

  Pride & Ownership:  New Firefighter Basics Book, Part 2

 
  Pride & Ownership: Dave McGrail on Safety and Survival 1

  Pride & Ownership: Dave McGrail on Safety and Survival 2

 
  Pride & Ownership: Brothers Times Two -- The Masons and the Fire Service, Part 1

  Pride & Ownership: Brothers Times Two -- The Masons and the Fire Service, Part 2

 
  Pride & Ownership: Billy Goldfeder on Staying Alive

  Pride & Ownership: The Fire Department Photographer

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: That First Interview

  Pride & Ownership: Scott Thompson Discusses Making Training Personal

 
  Pride & Ownership: The Truck Company Officer

  Pride & Ownership: John Salka on Fireground Responsibility

 
  Pride & Ownership: Dealing With the Five-percenters

  Pride & Ownership: The National Fire Problem

 
  Pride & Ownership: The City Hall Relationship

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Marketing the Mission

 
  Pride & Ownership: Going From THAT Fire Department to THE Fire Department

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Joe Florentino interview

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: John Salka interview
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Pipes & Drums

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Honor Guards

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: History: Fires at Places of Public Assembly

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: C'mon, Chief!

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: The Company Officer with Chief Tom Freeman, Part II

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: The Company Officer with Chief Tom Freeman, Part I
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: The Rookie

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Bobby Halton interview

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: The Firefighter

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Tradition, Part IV

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Tradition, Part III

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Tradition, Part II

  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: Tradition, Part I

 
  Pride & Ownership with Rick Lasky: How it All Got Started

     

 

The Connection

Cheryl Horvath is a division chief, assigned to training, for the Northwest Fire District in Tucson, AZ. She has been in the fire service since 1992. Horvath is the president of the board of trustees for the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services.

 

The Connection: Health Hazards for Firefighters
Links:
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/

"Health Hazard Manual for Firefighters"

 

The Connection: Brianna Obright Interview
Links:
http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/youth/fire-science-camps/go

http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/cnl/programs/bas-ferm

 
  The Connection: iWomen Wrap-up, Girls' Fire Camp

 

  The Connection: Battalion Chief Jennie Collins interview
 
  The Connection: Courtney Lynch interview

 

  The Connection: Rhoda Mae Kerr interview

 

 
  The Connection: Jodie Hettrick interview

 

  The Connection: Mary Beth Michos interview

 

 
  The Connection with Cheryl Horvath: Larry Sagen interview

 

  The Connection: Marc Bendick on women in firefighting
Link:
www.i-women.org

 
  The Connection: Tracy Jarman interview

 

  The Connection: Katherine Ridenhour interview
 
  The Connection: Bequi Livingston interview

 

  The Connection wtih Cheryl Horvath: Vicki Schmidt interview

 

 
  The Connection with Cheryl Horvath: Martha Ellis interview

 

  The Connection with Cheryl Horvath: Fire camps for young women

 

 
  The Connection with Cheryl Horvath: Alicia Mathis interview

 

  The Connection with Cheryl Horvath: Dick Jaehne interview

 

 

 

ISFSI -- THE Voice

A podcast version of the ISFSI weekly newsletter.

  Brian Kazmierzak, Fire Instructor of the Year

  Rich Gasaway

 
  Division Chief Chad Abel of the Fishers (IN) Fire Department

  National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System and Fire Training
 
  Credentialing, Awards, and FDIC 2011

  Modern Construction Considerations for Company Officers

 
  Mike Ciampo at FDIC 2010

  Rick Lasky at FDIC 2010

 
  John "Skip" Coleman at FDIC 2010

  John Salka at FDIC 2010
 
  Anthony Avillo at FDIC 2010

  John Norman at FDIC 2010

 
  Reputation Management

  Deputy Chief Geoff Coon of the North Pole (AK) Fire Department

 
  FDIC 2010 Preview

  Captain Mike Contreras from the Orange County (CA) Fire Authority

 
  ISFSI Update

  Volunteer Firefighter Training

 
  Next Year's Training

  The Blue Card System

 
  Vision for Fire Service Training

  International Society of Fire Service Instructors Update

 
  Billy Goldfeder on Safety

  John Tippett on Firefighter Near Misses

 
  Albert Schlick on NFPA 1500

  Tom Harrington on the AFG Program

 
  NFPA 1407, RIT Standard

  Podcasting in Your Department

 
  Warren Campbell from the NFA

  What's ahead for 2009

 
  Planning Your 2009 Training Calendar

  Perry Denehy on rehab

 
  Mike Finney of the Open Fire Academy

  Nate DeMarse interview

 
  John Barrett of Honor Their Sacrifices

  Danielle Kagan interview

 
  Internet Resources

  New Instructor Text

 
  From FRI in Denver, Part II

  From FRI in Denver

 
  PowerPoint in the Classroom

  NIST

 
  Chris Naum interview

  Dr. Denis Onieal interview

 
  Billy Goldfeder interview

  Live Fire Training Panel

 
  Frank Ricci on training

  John Tippett

 
  Rick Lasky, Chad Abel interviews

  Interview with Forest Reeder

 

Taming the Fire Environment

Sean DeCrane is a 19-year veteran of the Cleveland (OH) Fire Department and is currently a Battalion Chief assigned to suppression duties. He has published articles in Fire Engineering and has presented at FDIC. He is a certified State of Ohio Life Safety Inspector and has taught numerous recruitment classes and is an adjunct instructor for the Cleveland Fire Academy. He is a member of the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council, sits on the International Code Council (ICC) Fire Code Development Committee for two cycles, and is the strategy leader for the Vision 20/20: National Fire Loss Prevention Agenda's Strategy 5 initiative. He represents the International Association of Fire Fighters to the ICC Code Process.

Jack J. Murphy is a 29-year veteran of the fire service. He is the Principle of JJM & Associates, LLC., and is the retired fire marshal and former deputy chief of the Leonia (NJ) Fire Department. He is a certified State of New Jersey Fire Official/Fire Inspector and has been involved with codes for over 25 years. Jack served for two and a half years on the New York City Model ICC Building and Fire Codes Program. He is the NJ State Deputy Fire Coordinator (Bergen Region), the Vice-Chairman of the Fire Safety Directors Association (New York City), and serves on the National Fire Protection Association committees for High-Rise Building Safety and Pre-Incident Planning. He is an editorial advisory board member of Fire Engineering magazine.

New Codes and Standards That Will Influence Future Fire Tactics

Increasing Fire Service Involvement on American Campuses

Upcoming 2010 ICC Code Hearings

ICC Code Hearings in Baltimore

Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions

Stronger ICC Codes for Safety

ICC Final Code Hearing - Bob Davidson, NASFM Rep.

Jim Tidwell, ICC Director of Fire Service Activities

Michael Love of Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue

ICC Code Development Hearings @ Palm Springs, CA (Feb. 2008)

Taming the Fire Environment with Sean DeCrane & Jack Murphy, Part I