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Twenty Eleven (2011); Where are you going?

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Did I give back to the fire service, did I support, promote and advocate, did I learn, grow and better myself, did the year have meaning?

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 and beyond with a stellar line-up of fire service leaders.

The Company Officer: Influence, Leadership, Committment

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The Company Officer Some words to think about as the Company Officer…. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority,  Kenneth Blanchard Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work, Vince Lombardi  The best leader is the one […]

The Fire Officer’s Library

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Here‘s a selection of Six Fundamental Books related to the Company Officer  that should be in every Fire Officer’s library. What!- don’t have a library?-then it’s never too late to start one. In no special order or ranking here are six fundamental books that every aspiring, emerging, developing or veteren Fire Officer should read and have. […]

Today’s Fire Service Officer

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The Emerging Fire Officer For a Today’s Fire Officer to be truly effective, accountable and responsible to their duties, function and assignments; they must have the requisite training and skill sets that correspond with their job performance and functions. Regardless of your affiliation or membership, career or volunteer, rank or title; if you are performing […]

Tactical Renaissance and the New Rules of Combat Fire Engagement Seminar

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Saturday November 13, 2010 – 8:00am – 4:00pm – Sponsored by Haywood Community College and Waynesville (NC) Fire Department – Located in Waynesville /Haywood County, North Carolina

High Rise Fire Fighting Operations

Houston (Texas) firefighters followed the “textbook approach” in fighting a blaze at a high-rise building on the 27th floor Monday night August 30, 2010 when a 4th Alarm was transmitted for operations at a high rise building fire, deploying nearly 175 firefighting personnel. Seven firefighters were injured with non life-threatening. A broken pipe hampered firefighting […]

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 […]

3*4*3 Reports

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After a recent training program, we discussed in a smaller group setting common, contributing and apparent causes related to three prominent fire incidents.

In the Streets; On the Air

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Taking it to the Streets had its premier July 21st on Firefighter Netcast.com with a lively and provoking discussion on “What’s on YOUR Radar Screen?” The program theme aligned with a recent posting on the same topic. Join me on the program were two prominent and nationally recognized fire service leaders, who I’m honored to […]

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