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Pride and Ownership by Chief Lasky
Sunday, October 11, 2015


The Millville and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Companies proudly present:


Ignite Your Love for the Job

Sunday, October 11, 2015 8:00 am–5:00 pm The Clarion—Ocean City

Pride and Ownership holds no punches.

Chief Rick Lasky takes a hard look at the fire service and finds it short on the only element that makes it effective: passion. Chief Lasky gives an up-front and honest criticism about the need to reignite the love of the job on every level, from chiefs on down.

Do you have what it takes?

Not everyone is cut out for the fire service. It takes only the best to serve the public when people need help most. Pride and Ownership calls for men and women with honor and integrity to measure up to the task.

There’s nothing else in the world like being a firefighter.

Every day Chief Lasky remembers why his job is the best in the world and he brings that passion to Pride and Ownership. Chief Lasky revisits the proud history and tradition of the fire service and reflects on the family values and brotherhood that have made firefighting a truly family-oriented vocation.

Chief Rick Lasky (ret.) a 34-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years, prior to that as Fire Chief in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and, while in Illinois, received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors “Innovator of the Year” award for his part in developing the “Saving Our Own” program.

He served as co-lead instructor for the H.O.T. Firefighter Survival program at FDIC for over 10 years, is a long-standing editorial advisory board member for Fire Engineering Magazine, and also serves on the FDIC advisory board.

Rick is the author of the best-selling books Pride and Ownership-A Firefighter’s Love of the Job and Five Alarm Leadership: From the Firehouse to the Fireground and is the co-host for the radio show “The Command Post” heard on Fire Engineering Talk Radio.

Rick holds an AAS Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and was selected as the CSU 2012 Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Outstanding Graduate. 


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