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Forum: Industrial Firefighting 06-29-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,118
Posted By bloggins
Consider the economic climate... many industrial...

Consider the economic climate... many industrial departments are treading water on hiring and others are actually cutting staff.

Now was not a good time to inquire.

As oil scrambles back up...
Forum: Hiring 11-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,178
Posted By bloggins
Current price of oil can definitely have an...

Current price of oil can definitely have an impact on prospective job opportunities with an oil company.
Forum: Firefighting 08-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,135
Posted By bloggins
I read your original post and I'm sitting here...

I read your original post and I'm sitting here really feeling the conflict you're in since it is awful to be in that place. This creates a connection to the community who is reaching out to you...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 08-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,631
Posted By bloggins
I wouldn't go pounding on the door of the local...

I wouldn't go pounding on the door of the local fire hall for recruitment tips... I mean really- how many tips do you need to go into an interview? Don't chew gum... don't pick your teeth... don't go...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 06-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By bloggins
This suggestion is just pure garbage. It's one...

This suggestion is just pure garbage. It's one thing to leave unrelated job experience off a resume in the interest of keeping it down to < 3 pages but to do it with the intention of bending the...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 06-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By bloggins
Very circumstantial- If you divulged that you get...

Very circumstantial- If you divulged that you get bored easily or something to that effect then you could probably keep talking but the interview is over.

With that said, a few job moves pre-career...
Forum: Firefighting 05-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By bloggins
Well I got a chance to sit through all 4 videos...

Well I got a chance to sit through all 4 videos today and I was really impressed by them. This should be standard viewing for any company officer / IC since the principles are simple to grasp,...
Forum: Firefighting 05-24-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By bloggins
"Offensive benefit / Defensive position." Hard...

"Offensive benefit / Defensive position."

Hard from the yard / softening the target... all of it is spot on. That first video was a perfect walkthrough on exactly why these tactics are so important...
Forum: Hiring 04-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,086
Posted By bloggins
FD- Don't even waste your time trying to explain...

FD- Don't even waste your time trying to explain why this statement offends common sense. We'll have equal time to feel sorry for him when he does "make it that long" and has nothing to show for it....
Forum: Gear and Equipment 04-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By bloggins
I would never believe in a million years that...

I would never believe in a million years that guys in our line of work would literally need to engage anyone else's opinion on what BAG to use that can carry stuff from one place or another.

In the...
Forum: Hiring 04-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,086
Posted By bloggins
And from what I quoted in my post I kind of...

And from what I quoted in my post I kind of assumed I wasn't talking about whatever you said- whatever it was.
Forum: Hiring 04-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By bloggins
Fire departments love trades- were you the guy...

Fire departments love trades- were you the guy cleaning the floor or were you working with an actual trade?

I'd take a guy who understood how a house was built over some guy who did 3 calls a year...
Forum: Hiring 04-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,086
Posted By bloggins
Because he's not from onterrible... Duh.

Because he's not from onterrible... Duh.
Forum: Firefighting 04-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By bloggins
I think where he's from "Paramedics" might be as...

I think where he's from "Paramedics" might be as bottom shelf as EMR. Not that EMR is bad- but for those thinking he means 2-3 years of education and practicums just to get on the job I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Industrial Firefighting 03-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,991
Posted By bloggins
You must work at Suncor lol

You must work at Suncor lol
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 03-15-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By bloggins
Most interviews these days are situational /...

Most interviews these days are situational / behavioral- and being familiar with the STAR method of answering will be beneficial. I won't go re-write what 1 million webpages have already described......
Forum: Firefighting 03-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By bloggins
There are a few disadvantages to Training...

There are a few disadvantages to Training Division- but the most prominent (coming from a guy who works with a number of TD "grads" is they don't get Pump A / 1002 A (whatever you want to call it)....
Forum: Firefighting 01-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By bloggins
"We seek advice when we know the answer but want...

"We seek advice when we know the answer but want a different one."

Ivern Ball.
Forum: Hiring 10-08-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,679
Posted By bloggins
. o O (this should be good.)

. o O (this should be good.)
Forum: General EMS Discussion 10-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,757
Posted By bloggins
ACP resorts to Survey Monkey...

Anyone have any feelings they'd like to share about the most recent Alberta College of Paramedics "Professionalism Survey?"

Any thoughts about the fact that completing that is worth 30 credits,...
Forum: Greetings 06-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By bloggins
In answer to your questions: 1) I've seen the...

In answer to your questions:

1) I've seen the quality of the lakeland college program drop a lot in the past few years. There are candidates that come out of it with potential- and lots of garbage...
Forum: Greetings 04-15-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By bloggins
I think for the most part provided your...

I think for the most part provided your certifications are equivalent to NFPA / IFSTA / Proboard you shouldn't have any problem getting the required certifications. Commonly we apply for the common...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 04-15-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By bloggins
You're young with lots of room to maneuver. I...

You're young with lots of room to maneuver. I wouldn't fuss over the details too much at this point but your overall perspective seems fair.

1) Volunteer work is excellent.
2) Helps that you're in...
Forum: Hiring 04-15-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,796
Posted By bloggins
And how about proper emergency response...

And how about proper emergency response nomenclature? TEAM LEAD? SUPERVISOR of ERS with (Fire Chief) added in there just in case nobody had any clue what they were talking about?

No wonder the...
Forum: Firefighting 04-15-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By bloggins
Thumbs up You buy a lot of tolerance because the systems...

You buy a lot of tolerance because the systems you are responsible will work when there are emergencies. Sure, maybe a few false alarms make you feel a bit awkward when the boys roll in- but you're...
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