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The Power of Your Voice in a Non-Visual Environment

The Power of Your Voice in a Non-Visual Environment

In every agency I’ve ever worked at, there has been one person with great skills but poor voice tone and inflection. The Oxford language dictionary states that inflection can be the modulation of intonation or pitch in the voice.  I recall taking complaints on a...

Firefighting, Past, Present, and Future

Firefighting, Past, Present, and Future

Firefighting as we know it in 2022, has obviously changed from the first attempts at firefighting and will continue to evolve with technology updates that are so advanced, early firefighters couldn’t have fathomed them. The earliest evidence of controlled fire dates...

The Calm in School Crisis Calls

The Calm in School Crisis Calls

In the face of a school shooting, panic, fear, and chaos tend to reign supreme. However, amidst this turmoil, there are individuals who play a critical role in ensuring the safety of students and staff: 9-1-1 dispatchers. These unsung heroes are the first point of...

Mentoring Power

Mentoring Power

Engagement and disengagement are two of the most important factors in an employee's success. Gallup research found that 83% of professionals would like to be involved in a mentoring program. But just 29% of workplaces offer mentoring programs. Mentoring programs are a...

Credit Checks and Public Safety

Credit Checks and Public Safety

Credit scores, what do they matter when it comes to public safety?  In 2021 the FICO score in America was 711.  Experian charted the average credit scores by state with Minnesota at the highest average score of 742 and Mississippi with the lowest average of 681. Over...