If we aren’t critical about ourselves, no one will be until there’s a loss of civilian lives, a catastrophic fire, or even a line-of-duty death.
You are the place your community thinks of when looking for information on their car seats. They would much rather come to your firehouse than any other choice available.
The aspiring officer has to be willing to step up, and the department has to serve as the guardian or mentor.
This is not the life I anticipated when I married my firefighter, but this is the life I have.
Training the mind requires more than realistic scenarios.
The time to prepare for a promotion is not once the job announcement is published but long before.
People do not like to be told how to act, but if we provide them with a positive environment, they will find pride and motivation through their own purpose and why.
How can firefighters expect building occupants to take fire alarms seriously if they give occupants the impression that they don’t?
What is the perception of your fire department within your community?
One of the most valuable tools for a high-fidelity leader to use in personal development is the 360 evaluation.