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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.

Training and Tactics Talk

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Training & Tactics Talk: Company Officers and Their Role as a Training Officer Douglas Cline talks with several fire officers about the role of officers as trainers at the company level. Chief Cline is joined by Lt. Michael Daley of Monroe Township, NJ, Deputy Chief Spencer Lee of Jacksonville, NC and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Pinelski […]

ISFSI Live Fire Training

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      Whether you are a career firefighter, volunteer firefighter, company officer, instructor, training officer, chief officer, or whatever your title or role may be; if you have been tasked or assigned to be an instructor in a training exercise that will involve live fire, you have a responsibility to the people you will train, lead, […]

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 […]

Two Dates and a Dash in the Middle

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As a fire officer I am going to challenge each individual who reads this article to live and work the fire service as if you only had one month to live.

Leadership Defined

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        Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” died on January 2, 2011 at the age of 92. Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey (PA)  home until the book and miniseries “Band […]

To Lead Tomorrow, Learn Today

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What matters the most in the development of a leader is what occurs day by day over a long period of time. Leadership develops daily, not in a day.

Remember to Keep it Fresh

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Is your relationship with the fire service at best “Status Quo”? Just like any relationship it has to be worked at. Often when we analyze where we are in a relationship we find you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; regroup and start doing the works […]

The First-Due Fire Officer

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On the most recent edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM we had a vibrant and insightful program in which we discussion some of the expansive facets related to the First-Due Officer. The discussion revolved around a variety of functional elements, traits, responsibilities and duties befalling the First-Due Officer. Taking it to the Streets: The […]

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