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Tagged With: London Fire Brigade

The London fire from my perspective

I was approached by Sky news two days ago via twitter to give my take as a retired firefighter on the fire at Grenfell tower in West London. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties on my side we were unable to carry out the interview live on TV so I thought I’d just give a little … Continue reading »

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Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

One of the first personal development training that I was put through as a firefighter was a seminar that the London Fire Brigade put all their officers through called ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is one of the most influential books in self-development. … Continue reading »

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Is Culture The Culprit?

I came across a blog article this week titled 3 Unwritten Rules Of Firefighter Culture by former fire chief Les Karpluk. In the article he mentions that “A department’s culture can be the greatest force causing stress and frustration among firefighters.” I can certainly relate to that. He goes on to say that “There is no doubt that most … Continue reading »

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