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Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

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1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway!
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway!
3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway!

Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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We’ll further explore how as Christopher Brennan states; “Today’s firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm’s way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen”.

It’s Not Just a Job: Message to the Recruits

What it means to be a Fire Figher. It’s not just a job; responsiblilty , privilege- its the service, committment and the calling. Take a minute to listen to the Training Officer’s words to the recruits at the start of the training session….Where do you fall in?

Have you Looked at the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Lately; Doing Anything with them?

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When was the last time you looked at the Initiatives? Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the fire service. Focus greater attention on the integration of […]

Often Attitude is the Only Difference between Success and Failure

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Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities and knowledge. So what puts the people excelling in front of the others? Most times that small difference is attitude.

Rethinking Learning and Fire Service Training

Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. […]

The Company Officer: Going for it and Belief

As a Company Officer, at some point in your career, you will come to that one pivotal point, when the clarity of a situation becomes all so apparent and clear. Sometime you just have to believe and have the resilience, fortitude and that deep in the gut feeling that you know what and how something […]

Cultural Change

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Just listen to what the conversation turned to after the class.

Are You Prepared to PREVENT a Line of Duty Death?

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The fire service is a dynamic profession that is richly steeped in tradition, noble in deeds and calling. We know the fire service to be constant – yet ever changing in today’s society.

The Future of the Fire Service

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It is perceived by fire service leaders that fire departments across the United States will see a paradigm shift from just emergency response services to a comprehensive community risk reduction and management focus. This statement is becoming more and more common as you sit and talk with fire service leaders across the nation. National fire […]

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