If you’re going to push the rules, you better know exactly what they are…. even when it comes to sunglasses. And you should be really good at your job and valuable to your employer too. Today’s story is a comical recollection of a time when I pushed the rules and culture of my fire department. I was just pushing back against all the pressure for conformity. It’s a fun story and it makes me laugh almost 40 years later. Hope you enjoy this one.
#82, Get Yourself Some Cheap SunGlasses…. Oh Yea!
Bobbie Scopa Podcast 1 Minute
Published by Bobbie Scopa
I've been a wildland and municipal firefighter for over 40 years. I've held positions from firefighter up through the ranks to Chief and above. Over the years I've gathered many surprising and funny stories. Most have a good leadership lesson for all of us. I hope you enjoy them. View all posts by Bobbie Scopa
9 thoughts on “#82, Get Yourself Some Cheap SunGlasses…. Oh Yea!”
Thanks Bobbie another great episode. Thanks for sharing.
Loved it, Bobbie. I now have to go get some crazy sunglasses. See you somewhere on your book tour!
Kathleen. If you have a favorite bookstore, tell them to invite me to read. 🙂
Oh Bobbie, I just saw this comment. Sad there is only on bookstore left in Santa Cruz county. But it is a good one. I will try to reach out to them.
Good Lesson, Bobbie.
I’ve pre-ordered your book….so that, of course, will probably put you over some major threshold into ‘star author status’. So, ya probably owe me lunch, or at least a beer.
I hope you are well!
What a strange, cold NW summer…..
Thanks Jim. Appreciate you ordering the book. I’m sure your order will push me into super stardom. LOL
I’m trying to just stay warm this summer.
Take care my friend.
I have been reading your stories for some time. I find them informative with a lot of common sense, and entertaining. I was a DR with the FS in R8 for a lot of years and Fire was my main occupational hobby. Looking forward to reading your book.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thanks Ranger John! Glad you enjoy the stories.lots of entertaining and educational things happen in fire whether you’re at a city dept or the wildland environment. Appreciate you sending the note.
I have read or listened to a lot of your blogs and have found many of them really applicable to us here in Australia . My favourite was the Oh Sh1t moments article and how they can be used to make us better fire fighters . Your mix of humour and real talk is refreshing and makes for easy reading/listening. Having some spare time today I will listen to some more