Accept Failure # 2 – Denzel Washington

Had a great first day at FDIC 2018.  It was good to see so many friends and colleagues who came in early for the pre-conference workshops.  I want to thank the folks who stopped by my “7 C’s of Fire Officer Trust Class” #7Cz.  Your participation was great and I appreciate your candor, in discussing Fire Officer development.

We talked about accepting and using failure.  Due to time constraints, I did not share this clip with you.  It is the U-Penn Commencement speech that was delivered by the actor Denzel Washington.  His thoughts on failure bolster our discussion.

2018 CT Fire-EMS Caucus Regional Fire School Funding

Thank you to Connecticut State Representatives Pat Boyd and Brian Ohler for your Co-Leadership of the CT Fire-EMS Caucus.  Your valued support for the safety, operations and well-being of First Responders in the State of Connecticut has not gone unnoticed.

We had the chance to testify at the State Capitol to solicit support for the proper funding of the Regional Fire Schools.

Special thanx and shout out to the Connecticut State Fire and EMS Caucus for granting time to hear the concerns for adequate funding of the regional fire schools.  The Caucus was fully supported by the CT Career Fire Chiefs, the IAFF and our surrounding partners in Public Safety.