Fire Chief » Fire Tips http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:12:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to prep your firefighters for severe weather http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/15/prep-firefighters-severe-weather/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/15/prep-firefighters-severe-weather/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:28:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1331
Firefighters are in as much danger as civilians when heavy weather rolls in; here are steps to keep them safe.
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8 leadership tips from the rank and file http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/08/8-leadership-tips-rank-file/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/08/8-leadership-tips-rank-file/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:52:16 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1201
Not paying attention to the needs of firefighters can undermine a chief's ability to lead; here's how to avoid that trap.
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The Command Post Podcast: NY explosion lessons, active shooter incidents http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/04/command-post-podcast-ny-explosion-lessons-active-shooter-incidents/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/04/command-post-podcast-ny-explosion-lessons-active-shooter-incidents/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:16:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1155
Leave us your comments on this premiere episode and ideas on what you would like to hear in future episodes.
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Without character, true leadership is impossible http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/without-character-true-leadership-impossible/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/without-character-true-leadership-impossible/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:54:34 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=525
Name: Steve Kidd Being of high moral character is absolutely critical to your ability to lead. Think about it for a second. Do you want to follow someone you don’t trust? You know the type — a person who punctuates every sentence with the type of language you can’t use in front of your mom as ...
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Leadership and the stages of team development http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/leadership-stages-team-development/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/leadership-stages-team-development/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:41:45 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=513
The way groups of people develop into teams can be characterized by the model "Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing." In each phase, groups have different competencies and needs, and leadership responsibilities change.
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Lead by example http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/lead-example/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/lead-example/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:28:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=511
We all know that a big part of joining a department has to do with the excitement of screaming through the streets, red lights glowing, siren blasting and hopes of charging into a burning building to save a life. There's nothing wrong with that enthusiasm, we just have to learn to put it to better use.
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