Pride and Ownership: How It All Got Started

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 an original Fire Engineering podcast., he discusses how his program first began. Check Out Management Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Pride and Ownership on BlogTalkRadio


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  • Bobby Jones says:

    Great info and if just a few actually start following some of your great ideas our departments will become more of what we should be instead of the administration and officers having the all about me thing and more of it’s about taking care of us all.(Some will just never get IT)

  • Greg Osborne says:

    Chief! Great stuff as usual. Pauly and I will continue to live and preach IT! Keep it up and hope to see you soon.

  • Deputy Chief Don McCabe says:

    Good morning Chief

    First I never write in to these programs or others. But your book of Pride and Ownership has become my mantra in my position in Operations. Since I read your book and attended three of your lectures at the FDIC, and we almost got you up to Eastern Canada but logistics just didn’t work out, I have been working on Pride and Ownership.

    We have started a relationship of bring a sense of Family to the department, the wife and girlfriends participate in the promotion of the officers, new firefighters go through a graduation, when a fire fighter retires they get a leather helmet with the shield that states their name, years of service and rank, they fell in love with it. We bring their family and friends in, we drive them home in a fire truck, and we let them have the night off. For years I watched people come and go here without being recognized for their efforts of work and pride. Your 3F section of you book became a policy here. So with that being said Thanks for your writing and Thanks for being Big and Bold. I think things are changing.

    • Rick Lasky says:

      First off thank you for your kind words. I’m honored brother! Second, thanks for your passion and for what you do!! We need to keep pushing and trying to get more folks doing what you’re doing.
      Thanks again and be safe!!

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