Archive for May2015

Pride and Ownership: Fire Service Traditions, Part 2

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In this rebroadcast of a an earlier P&O program, Rick Lasky continues his discussion on fire service history with Professor Glenn Corbett of John Jay College, where they delve into the history of the term “runs” in the fire service, leather fire helmets, the flamboyance of the early fire service, and other topics. Check Out […]

It’s not about what color your rig is on the outside, but who’s riding on the inside

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For years a lot of you have heard me say in either a Pride and Ownership class or Our History: This Should Be Day 1 in the Academy, my fire service history class,that many firefighters are or were not aware of why red paint is used for most fire apparatus.   That the color red in […]

Pride and Ownership: Fire Service Traditions, Part 1

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In this rebroadcast of a an earlier P&O program, Rick Lasky has a sit down with Glenn Corbett, Fire Engineering Technical Editor and fire service historian, to discuss some of the traditions of the fire service. In this installment, they discuss the history of the periodical that would become Fire Engineering and how it chronicled the early fire service in the […]

Pride and Ownership: How It All Got Started

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We’ve had a bunch of requests for us to post our past Pride and Ownership podcasts so here you go! First of about 150! Let me know what you think. Chief Rick Lasky talks to firefighters about their passion for the fire service, current issues in the firefighting community, and more. In this replay of […]