Fire Chief » Leadership http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 How to lead a combo fire department http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-to-lead-a-combo-fire-department/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-to-lead-a-combo-fire-department/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:24:04 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-to-lead-a-combo-fire-department/
As the career-volunteer fire department model gains popularity, here are some of the leadership pitfalls and how to avoid them
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How the fire service assassinates its leaders http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-the-fire-service-assassinates-its-leaders/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-the-fire-service-assassinates-its-leaders/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:54:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-the-fire-service-assassinates-its-leaders/
The lessons from a literal assassination in November 1963 hold wisdom for overcoming the fire service's figurative leadership assassinations
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Fire chief career crusher: A toxic relationship with the boss http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/fire-chief-career-crusher-a-toxic-relationship-with-the-boss/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/fire-chief-career-crusher-a-toxic-relationship-with-the-boss/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:36:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/fire-chief-career-crusher-a-toxic-relationship-with-the-boss/
When personal relationships between fire chiefs and their bosses reach irreconcilable differences, the chief can start packing
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Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews’ sleep and safety http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:11:09 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/
With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested
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How fire chiefs can beat staffing cuts http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/
Showing the measurable results of cuts to fire department staffing is the only thing municipal leaders understand; here's how to make that case
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‘It was time': Pa. fire marshal retired last week at 84 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/11/it-was-time-pa-fire-marshal-retired-last-week-at-84/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/11/it-was-time-pa-fire-marshal-retired-last-week-at-84/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:50:17 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/11/it-was-time-pa-fire-marshal-retired-last-week-at-84/
He's been a volunteer firefighter since 1946 and plans to continue helping his department
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Pa. fire chief won’t crew safety at industrial site http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/03/pa-fire-chief-wont-crew-safety-at-industrial-site/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/03/pa-fire-chief-wont-crew-safety-at-industrial-site/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:26:29 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/03/pa-fire-chief-wont-crew-safety-at-industrial-site/
The site has had four flare ups in the past 10 weeks, with no explanation why
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N.Y. fire department names new fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/02/n-y-fire-department-names-new-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/02/n-y-fire-department-names-new-fire-chief/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:55:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/02/n-y-fire-department-names-new-fire-chief/
The 32-year fire service veteran had served as assistant chief
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Breast pumping story is about dignity, not special treatment http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/breast-pumping-story-is-about-dignity-not-special-treatment/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/breast-pumping-story-is-about-dignity-not-special-treatment/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:21:30 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/breast-pumping-story-is-about-dignity-not-special-treatment/
Firefighters are built to help, and we should be asking how we can help our fellow firefighters, not why do they want special treatment
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Maine residents protest reinstatement of fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/04/maine-residents-protest-reinstatement-of-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/04/maine-residents-protest-reinstatement-of-fire-chief/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:50:35 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/04/maine-residents-protest-reinstatement-of-fire-chief/
The protest may lead to the shut down of government and the fire department for at least a day
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