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Playing in Your Own Sandbox

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The transition from company level responsibilities and daily duties to those of a commanding officer to many is seamless, to others painful and slow;
Playing in Your Own Sandbox

Company Officer Problem-Solving

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A Company Officer is responsible for accomplishing many things. There are two critical skills that help with completion of tasks: knowing how to allocate the proper resources to solve needs and to determine if you alone, or others, are needed to solve a problem.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Looking Under the Hood of Your Organization

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If it’s your first time to check under your organization’s hood, then you’ll probably be unfamiliar with all the numerous parts in and around the organization.

Situational Awarness on Taking it to the Streets; Did you Listen in?

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Taking it to the Streets hosted by Christopher Naum Last month on Firefighter NetCast.com ,Taking it to the Streets presented an exceptional show related to the emerging issues affecting fire ground operations and the emerging and prevailing issues related to situational awareness on the fireground and incident scene  and its relationship to firefighter safety or operational […]

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