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Honest Thoughts

The last two cases I worked on I was considered the most important witness. In other words the case win or lose depended on my testimony. One of the cases dealt with a fire vehicle accident and a [...]

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Be a person of a few words

During a deposition being a conversationalist is a bad idea. Attorney’s are good at twisting your words around to the point that they can use the words in a way you didn’t intend. Just answer the [...]

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The First Step When Receiving a Notice of Deposition

Did you know that when you receive a notice of deposition the first step is to contact your attorney. Share your concern with your attorney then be guided by his/her advice.

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Complacency Kills

One of the mantras I have always shared in my leadership training is “complacency in the fire ground can kill and complacency in the fire station can create big organizational problems.” The [...]

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The Fire Expert Witness

As many of you know, for a number of years I have been utilized as an expert witness in fire-related issues. I have had the opportunity to provide expert witness service on cases that involve [...]

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No More Firefighter Safety Lip Service

Wisconsin – Career engineer dies and fire fighter injured after falling through floor while conducting a primary search at a residential structure fire. Texas – Career fire fighter dies and chief [...]

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Role Models

In previous articles, we have been discussing the fact that everyone is really a teacher in some way, shape, or form and the fact that our actions will always speak louder than our words. Our [...]

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Everyone’s A Teacher Part 1

It’s fair to say that most of us think that the requirements to be called a teacher are a four-year college degree and a state certified teaching credential.  But think about this.  Have you ever [...]

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Everyone’s A Teacher Part 2

Our previous article in this series discussed everyone’s opportunity to be a teacher through setting the example and mentoring, and how one person’s example can be such an effective method of [...]

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The Dreaded Deposition Part 1

Over the years I have had the opportunity to be involved in many depositions. Some went very well, others did not and, there were even some surprises during the process. In this article I will [...]

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