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Know Your Audience?

I was training at an agency recently and just before the first break I told the group we would be discussing hostile work environments when we started back. During the break, I was approached by a Captain who offered the following observation, “This all boils down to...

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New Feature – “From The Floor”

Editors note: Over the last ten years I've met hundreds of committed and courageous professionals. Many times, what start out as side-bar conversations involve compelling insight from front-line supervisors whose boots are on the ground each...

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California SB 1300 and Your Agency

By now you have no doubt heard about SB 1300 changes to harassment related circumstances that will be in effect January 1, 2019, and are anticipating the potential impact(s) to your agency. What is SB 1300? SB 1300 pertains to judicial considerations in...

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The Power of the Subpoena & Sworn Testimony

In Fire Service, we tend to become complacent about perceived minor policies violations based on the belief that infractions will stay in the unit or, at worst, be handled at an administrative level within the agency.  This unrealistic sense of security is...

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Banter and Career Survival

About 20 to 25 years ago fire services began the process of cleaning up the physical work environment. Cartoons and photos came off of walls and lockers and explicit magazines were removed from common areas. For those of you who experienced this transition you know it...

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Reality or Fantasy?

Fantasy sports are a fixture in US culture. Sources cite the exploding popularity of one-day fantasy leagues to have reached an estimated 75M “players.” The fantasy sports phenomenon is similar to other pop-culture/technological changes in that we frequently don’t...

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Do You Have a Department Photography Policy?

Do you have a policy regarding Department Photography? Every day there are thousands of on-duty photos being posted on social media by Fire Services employees. Recently on social media I saw a rainy day photo, posted by a Captain, of a probationary employee sitting at...

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Poole Case Decided by Supreme Court

Here in California we have been watching the “Poole” case very closely and just last week the California Supreme Court ruled that evaluation notes, within the specific circumstances of Poole, are NOT a personnel file under the provisions of FBOR and therefore NOT...

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Documented Counseling vs Punishment

The most common call I get from clients is an inquiry into a pending misconduct investigation. Interestingly, after I hear the related circumstances about half of these matters result in a counseling memo/evaluation note or a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), not...

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