Fire Commentary Roundup: Broken Systems, Promotions, and Avoiding Change

Read some recent commentary pieces from our contributors and the Fire Engineering Training Community.

John Lightly

Three (Terrible) Reasons to Avoid Change

Make this next year one of tradition enhanced by progress, writes John Lightly.

Chris Langlois

The Illusion of the Broken System

It may not be that you have a dysfunctional culture. Chris Langlois argues that your agency’s culture is exactly what you make of it.

Chris Baker

Take a Breath

Firefighters are not immune to feeling down during the holidays. Some thoughts on dealing with seasonal depression from Nick Salameh.

Alexis Shady

I Am the Problem

Your goal should be to set yourself apart by your work ethic, not your gender, writes Alexis Shady.

Chris Baker

The Value of Mentorship

Everyone can positively benefit from having a mentor, writes Chris Baker.

John Lightly

Solid Foundations vs. Decorative Elements

John Lightly asks: Is your training foundational or decorative in nature?

Nicholas Christensen

Preparing for Promotion: The Interview

Nicholas Christensen offers an overview of what you can expect when the time comes for submitting for promotion.