All posts by John Alston

John Alston has been a member of the Jersey City Fire Department for 31 years. He is a published author and trainer, #fireofficertrust. Since the age of 4, John has wanted to be a Firefighter. In the Jersey City Fire Department, John commands the First Battalion which covers the middle third of the City. This assignment includes the Holland Tunnel, the PATH Rail System, Ellis Island, Liberty Park, City Hall, 5 fire Stations, 10 Fire Companies, the Safety Officer; Mask Service Unit, the C.B.R.N.E. Fire Boat and the High-rise / Tunnel Unit, the Rescue Company and Squad 4.

Fire Engineering – Update on the new OSHA standard

Doug Cline gives us an update on the new OSHA CFR 1910.156, discussing how the new potential standard will affect the fire service.  He discusses the comment period, the physical standard, who this effects, as well as multiple other regulatory topics.

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FDNY Squad 41 150th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Anniversary Squad 41.

God’s speed to the members past and present.

You kept the faith.  You led the fight.

FDIC2022 Keynote “Evolution You: Mission, Motivation, and Mindset

Douglas Mitchell Jr., Fire Captain with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), delivered the #FDIC2022 Thursday keynote, “Evolution You: Mission, Motivation, and Mindset.”

This riveting and passionate speech was informative, courageous and elevated our thoughts to new heights.

FOTRUST Webinar: Goal Setting 101

What is your success rate with goal setting? For most people, this is a sour subject because they either don’t set goals or they invest the time into a goal-setting process that does not elicit the outcome they desire.

During our time together, you will learn a proven and creative way to not only set goals, not only achieve goals but also to enjoy the process.

 

Remembering What You Can Never Forget Part 1

https://www.wtnh.com/news/9-11-never-forget/new-havens-fire-chief-looks-back-on-his-time-responding-to-ground-zero-following-the-9-11-terror-attacks/

FDIC2021: You Can Get There From Here

Thank you to all who made this moment possible.  I do not take it lightly or for granted.  Hope you enjoy this little talk.

More to follow…

FDIC2021: Opening Ceremony Speech Promo

Greetings and thank you for checking out this video clip. It is my hope you can make it to the opening ceremonies 8/4 & 8/5 at #FDIC2021 . I hope to give a message that speaks to where you are and where you want to be.

Challenges of Women in the Fire Service

Thank you for a great discussion with a few of the phenomenal women of Fire and Emergency Services.

We found strength and inspiration. Thank you, President Amy Hanifan and Executive Director Kimberly Cox, for the invitation to participate.

I know you could have had anyone participate. I do not count the invitation, lightly.

#wif #womeninthefireservice #fireofficertrust @fireofficertrust #leadleaderlead @leadleaderlead

Getting the COVID Vaccine

New Haven, Ct. - 12/28/2020 - New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, Jr. is vaccinated for COVID-19 during a ceremony outside the New Haven Health Department marking the first phase of a four-part mass immunization campaign. "Let the healing begin," proclaimed Alston after receiving his shot from APRN Grace Grajales. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
New Haven, Ct. – 12/28/2020 – New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, Jr. is vaccinated for COVID-19 during a ceremony outside the New Haven Health Department marking the first phase of a four-part mass immunization campaign. “Let the healing begin,” proclaimed Alston after receiving his shot from APRN Grace Grajales. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Mark Mirko)

https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-new-haven-first-vaccines-20201228-wkdft3bnnfejzdkjgu2nncgori-story.html

Just before he rolled up his sleeve to get his COVID-19 vaccination Monday, New Haven Fire Chief John A. Alston Jr. acknowledged it was a historic moment. He not only became one of the first people vaccinated by the city’s Health Department, but — as person of color — he said he was showing people that it is safe.

“These are unprecedented times and the fire department has literally been the tip of the spear in fighting this virus,” Alston said. “This is the best possible tool we have to fight this and the only way that it works is if everyone gets vaccinated.”

It was an honor to get the vaccine from APRN Grace Grajales who has been the coordinator for the NHFD during these trying times.  Grace works around the clock to arrange testing, contact tracing, follow-up and return to work.

Calling The Mayday – R.I.T. Review

I want to thank the Connecticut Fire Department Instructors Association, for allowing me to present a brief portion on Calling the Mayday and the responsibilities of the Rapid Intervention Team or Rapid Intervention Crew.

This was done during one of our monthly membership meetings. It has been difficult, this year for us to meet together, due to the COVID19 Virus.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to share.

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