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Firehouse Vigilance presents the Weekly Scrap. A podcast for firefighters with the best interviews of the best guests.Host Corley Moore discusses everything fire service related in his never ending fight against complacency. Awesome interviews with firefighter movers and shakers in this weekly show. Catch the show live, or enjoy the podcast recordings.
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Your vision should be so big it scares you and you realize you can't do it on your own. On our podcast we explore the skills, tools, mindset and partnerships we all need to have to accomplish our world changing visions. Our focus is on small business owners that have goals that will uniquely impact the world around them for generations to come. We will also be discovering time proven strategies and state of the art solutions that our company uses to help us get closer to our goals. Join us a ...
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Joined on this episode by the one and only B.J. Breecher, and it was a fun Scrap, he was not afraid to poke some bears! We discuss training versus just checking boxes. Why so many departments just go through the motions. Being fit for duty, and the ramifications. Expectations versus standards. As well as the challenges of working at a combination d…
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Joined once again by the person I call an absolute force of nature...hurricane Ike.... Curt Isakson! We talk about the challenges of the firefighter life. Training up the most important Probie. In the words of Chief Ike, "I am giving you everything on this one, and i am not holding back. There are going to be some hurt feelings." You know it would …
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This week, we tackle the subject of executive retention planning. More specifically, the importance of performance plans, compensation, and bonus structure. High performers want to know how to improve, and they want compensation tied to performance. A problem comes when boards do not clearly define the CEO/ED's bonus structure or compensation plan.…
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This week, we speak with Brian Carter and Jacob Kinsel, both are CPAs at Mauldin & Jenkins. Together, Brian and Jacob provide a masterclass on the financial statements and audits for nonprofit board members. Including an overview of the 990, what boards should be aware of during the audit process, and how nonprofit boards can mitigate fraud. If you…
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Joined this week by the YOOF himself, Ryan Scellick and we discuss all things decision making, specifically in emergent situations and the stress involved. We discussed Coopers Color Code, we discussed Grossman and "On Combat" it was a fun Scrap! And that does not even factor in the wonderful live audience and all that they brought to the discussio…
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Sean Duffy, Nick Ledin and Scott Thompson come on to talk about the state of OSHA and the revisit to two in/two out. Here is Nick Ledin " TWO IN/TWO OUT IS TOO SLOW.... FIRE SERVICE, WE NEED YOUR HELP... Currently, OSHA is proposing folding two in/two out, with some changes, into a new safety and health standard. This would make it MORE difficult f…
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Recently, I had the pleasure of facilitating a board retreat with a high performing, aligned, and productive board. In this episode, I discuss the 5 observations I have from working with this nonprofit board. Timestamps: 00:00 5 observations of a high performing board 01:20 Aligned on the mission 01:40 Understands its role 02:15 They were educated …
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Joined on this episode by the exceptional mind that is Dennis Legear. It is hard to name someone who has put in more effort and thought into fire stream development than Dennis. We talk about the three key aspects of fire stream application: Volume, placement and velocity. Handline attack package design, as well as large stream development. Target …
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This week we speak with the author of "The Ultimate Guide for New Nonprofit CEOs", Brian Quail. Brian worked in nonprofits for 40 years, was a CEO for 25, and raised over $1 billion for his organizations across his career. In this episode, we focus on the 5 frameworks from Brian's book: “90 Days," “Your Team," “The Financials," “Donor Relationships…
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Joined on this episode by the Company Officer himself, Michael Dozier! It was a phenomenal episode as we deep dove into leadership at the company level, and discussed his key principles for success. Of course every Scrap is driven by the audience as they ask the most insightful questions and take control of the direction of the conversation. This o…
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Joined on this episode by the one and only Anthony Kastros to go deep diving into command. We talk about decision making. the levels of command. How to become that calming force in the middle of the chaos. Of course we discussed his new book that was just released and instantly sold out! And as always the audience chimed in and took us in direction…
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July 1st brings in a new fiscal year for many nonprofit organizations. As we approach this time of transition, we discuss two ways to get your new board aligned. In your first board meeting with your new board, discuss the mission. What does the mission mean to each person? It is also important to discuss what is NOT the mission. Mission creep can …
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Joined by one of my favorite amigos, the one and only Mike Gagliano. We discussed fireground decision making. The art of go and no-go. The pendulum swing that is the fire service, and how to build a culture that rocks at your fire house. Of course the audience contributed and absolutely brought the heat for the show!…
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This week we speak with Kerry Diaz, a former practicing attorney, turned nonprofit CEO, board member, entrepreneur, and now nonprofit consultant. Together, we discuss Kerry's transition from board member to CEO, succession planning best practices, and traits that make an effective nonprofit CEO and board member. Contact Kerry: kerryadiaz@gmail.com …
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Joined on this episode by one of my biggest mentors, the one and only Scott Thompson. We talk mentorship, being mentored. The discussion will always cover culture and how you can impact your department no matter what level you are at. Of course no matter what me and Scott were planning to talk about... the audience came in and absolutely crushed it…
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There might come a time when a board member is not showing up for meetings, reviewing meeting materials, or being a good steward of the organization. It is the role of the board chair to step in and have a conversation with that board member. Remember, board members are volunteers, so a delicate balance has to be reached. Oftentimes, people feel ob…
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Joined on this episode by Dan Shaw and it was an excellent episode! We talked about 25 to Survive and LODD's impact on everyone. Leadership through the ranks and how to have an impact on your organization. Challenges of rising through the ranks, and lessons he has learned throughout the last three decades. Of course the audience took over and drove…
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This week, we speak with the Honorable Adelaide “Alex” Sink. Alex served as Florida’s elected Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011. Prior to elected office, Alex had a 26-year career at Bank of America where she served on several nonprofit boards. We discuss how serving on nonprofit boards helped her banking and political career, evaluating an…
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Joined on this episode by Ian Bennett and it was an exciting episode, especially if you love the topics of training and live fire. I was able to pick his brain on his training philosophies and the lessons he has learned. Ian is one of the best and it shows in this interview. Of course the audience always sends the best questions that the guest can …
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A nonprofit's #1 currency is trust. Any fraudulent activity by a nonprofit agency negates this trust. The Board has a role and responsibility to minimize the risk of fraud. This week, we discuss 10 tips for nonprofit boards to help mitigate fraud in their organizations. Timestamps: 00:00 How nonprofit boards can mitigate fraud risk 01:40 #1-3 - Est…
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My guest this week is none other than Mike Greco. He is a very opinionated firefighter and not afraid to share his mind. Our planned topics were truck operations and tactics, as well as how to be a leader in the modern fire service. Of course the best laid plans by the Scrap are always beautifully derailed by the best audience in the world, and the…
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This week, we speak with Hal Williams. Hal is the creator of Results 1st and the author of the new book “Put Results First”. Results 1st helps individuals and groups focus on results in each of their functions, activities, processes, and structures. Together, Michael and Hal dive into the 4 parts of the book, including discussions on defining succe…
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Joined on this episode by Chief Michael Paschal and I am excited for all that we got to discuss. It seems like every class I attend in my home state he is always there. Even with his decades of experience he is still a student of the game. He has forgotten more than I know about fireground strategy and tactics and it was an awesome discussion. Of c…
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In recent interactions with nonprofit board members, there has been a difference in familiarity regarding the operational nuances between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Given that many board members do not interact with the organization on a daily basis, there may be unintentional assumptions about how nonprofits operate. In this episode, …
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WOW, what an episode! One of the most requested guests for the Scrap... Chief Candace Ashby. We discuss the six most common organizational issues. Leadership from the bottom up. Why the disconnect exists between the men and women on the line and the brass in the office. How to stop the blame cycle and start being effective. How to make an impact an…
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This week, we speak with Malcolm MacLeod. Malcolm is a board chair, retired nonprofit CEO, lawyer, and author of the book entitled, “The Practice of Philanthropy: A Guide for Foundation Boards and Staff.” Malcolm's book is the culmination of 19 years of experience spent as the president and CEO of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Those 19 years …
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Joined on this episode by one of the best in the business, RJ, Robert James. It was a good time as we dove into his mindset and approach to training. Engine work, truck work, FF rescue and survival, concepts and special operations. Of course the best laid plans by me and the guest are always wonderfully derailed by the phenomenal questions from the…
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In this episode, Michael shares insights from the Florida Philanthropic Network Annual Summit, highlighting five reasons why nonprofit professionals should attend conferences. He emphasizes networking, learning, idea generation, growth through association, and team building as essential benefits. Michael urges nonprofit leaders and board members to…
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Joined on this episode by one of my best friends in life, my confidant and my brother, the one and only Dane Yaw. We discuss how you can manufacture and build pride, ownership and tradition in your department. The challenges that come with it. We talk about his mindset towards training and the impact that culture has on training, especially with ne…
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This week, we speak with Anne LeBaron, CEO of Take Stock in Children Manatee. Anne had quite the career in the for-profit world as former Sales, Marketing, HR and Recruiting manager before joining Take Stock Manatee as the CEO. Take Stock in Children Manatee is a mentor based organization that partners students with a mentor to earn a scholarship u…
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This week, we discuss 3 easy ways to fundraise as a nonprofit board member. Fundraising as a nonprofit board member can be a contentious topic. Most people do not join a nonprofit board to fundraise. However, it is your responsibility as a board member to ensure the financial stability of your organization. Fundraising as a board member does not me…
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Joined on this episode by none other than Preston Lyons, and we had a lot we planned to talk about. Starting with filling the gap between Fire Conferences and reality, The 5 non-negotiables for the firehouse, eradicating the age old past time of humiliating the rookie, and gossiping about each other at the kitchen table. Learning to use negative en…
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This week, we speak with Janene Amick, CEO of Florida Cultural Group. Janene has been part of Florida Cultural Group (f/k/a Manatee Players, Inc.) for 19 years, beginning as a board member. Together, we discuss her role as Chief Cheerleader, her approach for fund development, and how she encourages her board members to fundraise. We also talk about…
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Joined on this episode by the artist formerly known as Smoke Daddy! We discuss how busy he has been, and what all is in the works for FDIC, and Fire Engineering. The upcoming publications, and all of the challenges associated with them! Leadership, culture and motivation were on the agenda, and of course all the questions from the audience. It was …
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This week we are discussing leadership tips and ideas for nonprofit CEOs. In this episode, we cover 5 easy to implement leadership tips any nonprofit CEO can benefit from. Michael has been working with nonprofit CEOs for the past several years. These tips are a culmination of what has worked the best for these CEOs when it comes to stakeholder buy-…
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The killer line-up of 2024 guests continues this episode with Jon-Eric Johnson, and I had a blast with this conversation. We discuss the four stages of competency. Leading as a young officer, understanding crew identity. And of course as always the direction of the Scrap was ultimately determined by the audience as they tuned in live and threw so m…
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This week, we speak with Erin McLeod, President & CEO of Senior Friendship Centers. In this episode, we discuss her philosophy working with the board of directors, leadership style, and that board succession planning doesn’t always go as planned. We also talk about her thoughts on transparent leadership, including staff in board meetings, and setti…
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Joined on this episode by the one and only Clyde Gordon. If you don't love this man, it is only because you do not know him. I was excited for this conversation and he completely blew those expectations out of the water. Of course we talked about training, and discuss the lessons he has learned over the years. As always the best laid plans of the S…
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This week, we continue our conversation from episode 69, “You are the new board chair, now what?” In this episode, we discuss the keys to success as a board chair and top decisions to avoid. If you follow these keys, we believe you will have a successful tenure as board chair. Timestamps: 00:00 Board Chair Orientation continued 01:20 Keys to succes…
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Joined on this episode by Robert RJ Wynne and I was excited to say the least. Last year I had the pleasure of a one hour car ride with this man and before it was over I knew he had to do a Scrap. You will not be disappointed with this episode and the story that RJ shares. Get ready for a gut check of reality, and vulnerability. Not to mention the a…
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Joined on this episode by Craig Haigh, with over 30 years of experience as a fire chief and is always ready to share the lessons he has learned. We discuss how to develop leaders inside your organization. We deep dive into recruitment and retention in the modern fire service. Of course the audience brought their questions and they absolutely took o…
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This week, we are speaking with Sarasota Orchestra’s board chair, Tom Koski. Together, we speak about how he got into philanthropy in Sarasota, fundraising for capital campaigns as a board chair, and the massive projects he has been involved with in Sarasota County. The secret sauce to a capital campaign? Tom say's it is communicating the need. You…
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Congratulations! You are the new board chair. Now what? Many organizations have just welcomed a new board chair, or will be welcoming one in the upcoming months. In this episode, we discuss the roles and characteristics of a board chair. We also touch on the initial steps a new board chair should take to get their tenure off to a positive start. Ti…
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Excited to be joined on this episode by none other than El Presidente of the FOOLS international... Ben Fleagle. Was very excited for this episode and the topics we got to discuss including, the importance of the Fire service to society. The FOOLS international and their role in the fire service. Leadership in all of it's facets. Character and its …
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This week, we are speaking with Jonathan Fleece, President and CEO of Empath Health. Empath Health is a $380m, 3000+ employee hospice, home health, and senior care oriented organization serving 60,000+ people from central to southwest Florida. Jonathan shares with us how he came to be the CEO of Empath Health, the needs of a CEO from their board me…
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Joined on this episode by one of the best in the business, Scott Hewlett host of the Multiple Calls Podcast. We discuss building grit, and the power of vulnerability. Living in a state of readiness and 'fight mode'. Fear of losing the ability to be a warrior. Autopilot vs. observer and so much more! And if you know the Scrap, you know the audience …
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This week, we are discussing board ethics. How to remain ethical while on a board, typical examples of potentially unethical behavior, and a litmus test to determine whether or not you should take specific actions. “Are the actions I take going to break the public trust? Then you shouldn’t do it.” Timestamps: 00:00 - Board Ethics 01:20 - It starts …
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