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What a Difference… A Minute Can Make

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We must be able to decode the “mess” into “opportunity”. It is paramount that we focus on the concepts that it shouldn’t be this way, but we can make it something else.

Leadership Influence

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An officer best exemplifies leadership by devoting a major portion of his/her time to stimulate continuous improvement in both subordinates and the organization. Today’s leaders are utilizing contemporary leadership styles. The officer needs to know when to use each of these styles for optimum outcomes within the organization. The four (4) contemporary styles include charismatic, […]

Shaping the Future Creating leaders in our Youth

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As we quickly approach a time when much of the fire service leadership will be retiring we are destine to face the loss of great leadership in the fire service. This could prove to be a tragedy for our profession or we can make it a positive bench mark. A lot is going to depend […]

Nontraditional Classroom Education

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Classroom and hands on are super important. But even more important is learning from each other’s experiences.

Bridging the gap to Tomorrows Fire Service

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The 82nd Leadership Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs is this week in Louisville, Kentucky. What an outstanding opportunity for fire service leaders to gather and network. The company Officer’s own Christopher Naum is one of the presenters at this conference.

Time Management and Effective Fire Companies

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All firefighters realize and understand the importance of time when it comes to responding to an emergency incident. Time is recognized as one limited resource that must be maximized in every aspect.

Operational Excellence

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Regardless of your rank, or time in grade, the length of time in your organization, the size and structure of your department or your daily demands and challenges; leadership, mentoring, contributing, setting the example, being at your very best individually or collectively as part of a team, a company or a department is essential and […]

Deployment Capabilities, The Company and The Officer

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Deployment  Capabilities Rest Squarely in the Hands of Our Response Companies & Officers Capabilities Training Proficiencies Skills Experience Resources Procedures Organization Degree of Depth Profiles Fortitude Duty Accountability What are your thoughts on the relationships shared between Deployment Capabilities and the responsibilities that rest squarely in the hands of Company Officers? What about crew resource […]

Company Officers are Instructors and True Leaders

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As we embark deep into the millennium and a new decade, changes are sure to occur. The fire service will surely see many of these changes. The place that we need to make changes initially is within ourselves as officers. We must be prepared to meet these new challenges and a new decade with a […]

Officer Credentialing and Qualifications

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It’s no longer acceptable to be functioning and performing in a rank and position of responsibility without the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) in order to execute those duties in an effective, efficient and compliant manner aligned with your department’s policies, procedures and standards. The aspect of officer Credentialing and Qualifications isn’t anything new. […]

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