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Cultural Change

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

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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

U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2009 Report Released

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Based on survey data reported by fire departments, the NFPA estimates that 78,150 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2009. This is a decrease of 1.9 percent from the year before. In recent years, the number of firefighter injuries has been considerably lower than it was in the 1980s and 1990s, but […]

Talent is not Enough

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From playing many years of sports on both winning and loosing teams I have learned talent is not enough to bring about success to the team. I played on teams that had plenty of talent. We didn’t win a lot though. That used to always bother me and I would say we have all the […]

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