In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host,Ryan Pennington, welcomes Chief Rick Lasky to the podcast. The two talk about his experience getting started in the fire service. Chief Lasky’s start in the fire business was not a “normal” beginning. He shares his amazing story of how it all started.
In this episode Ryan and Chief Lasky talk about:
- Rick’s fire service start
- How one person changed his life
- How you can mentor young firefighters
- The senior firefighter position
This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller. Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.
Rick Lasky, a 38-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. Most recently, he was interim Chief for the Trophy Club (TX) Fire Department. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and has been a line firefighter-paramedic, company grade officer, training officer and command-level officer.
Rick is a long-standing editorial advisory board member for Fire Engineering Magazine and as an author has written over 200 technical articles that have been published in national fire-rescue journals. He 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” published by PennWell Books and is the co-host for the radio show “The Command Post” heard on Fire Engineering Talk Radio.
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