Fire Chief » Company officer development http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:16:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 TV firefighters’ lessons on leadership http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/21/tv-firefighters-lessons-on-leadership/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/21/tv-firefighters-lessons-on-leadership/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:16:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/21/tv-firefighters-lessons-on-leadership/
Who knew a television show so often wrong about firefighting would nail it when it comes to bad leadership
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How company fire officers influence safety culture http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/16/how-company-fire-officers-influence-safety-culture/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/16/how-company-fire-officers-influence-safety-culture/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:03:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/16/how-company-fire-officers-influence-safety-culture/
Most of the firefighting risks we face should be extinct; they've survived off inconsistent and conflicting messages about safe behavior
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How fire officers can be better coaches http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/04/how-fire-officers-can-be-better-coaches/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/04/how-fire-officers-can-be-better-coaches/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:43:48 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/04/how-fire-officers-can-be-better-coaches/
There are two types of coaching fire officers engage in, and both take unique skills to get the desired results from the coached firefighter
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Be a better firefighter with post-incident analysis http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/03/be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/03/be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:13:36 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/03/03/be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/
Whether just starting a firefighting career or a seasoned officer, being adept at getting the most out of an after-incident critique makes firefighters and the department better
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Keys to firefighter roadside safety http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:46:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/
Roadsides are among the most dangerous environments firefighters and medics enter; here are ways to keep your crew safe on scene
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Fighting the balloon-frame construction fire http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:19:50 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/
It's the building type all firefighters should dread as fire will spread fast and unhampered through the walls and floors
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Firefighter communication: How to avoid dangerous traps http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/09/firefighter-communication-how-to-avoid-dangerous-traps/
Making sure firefighter communication is understood is a key to safe firefighting; here are ways to ensure what is sent is received
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NIOSH: Poor command, planning contributed to firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:22:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/29/niosh-poor-command-planning-contributed-to-firefighters-death/
In this incident, command was never established nor was any type of incident action plan developed and communicated to personnel
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Make firefighters as flawless as fighter pilots http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:03:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/make-firefighters-as-flawless-as-fighter-pilots/
Flawless execution on the fireground is a matter of life and death; training like fighter pilots can get your crew to perfect execution
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How ethics play into wildland firefighting http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:10:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/20/how-ethics-play-into-wildland-firefighting/
Wildland fire expert will explore ways of selecting proper levels of engagement to increase firefighter safety and set up resources for success
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