Fire Chief » Company officer development http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:25:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 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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Memo: Dallas plans safety fixes in wake of firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:34:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/
Officials want the department to boost safety procedures, command training and technology in the aftermath of a firefighter Stanley Wilson's death
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Why fire departments won’t rise above their chiefs http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:50:58 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-fire-departments-wont-rise-above-their-chiefs/
Bad leadership is a death sentence to fire departments as it cuts short others' attempts at leadership
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Want to flame out your fire service career, tell lies http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:40:30 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/want-to-flame-out-your-fire-service-career-tell-lies/
Years of building public and political trust can be squashed small cover-up fibs, as will your career
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Why firefighters die in the fog of battle http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:29:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/why-firefighters-die-in-the-fog-of-battle/
If we fail to apply the lessons from the past, we are doomed to learn them again — the hard way
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Fire chiefs: 3 goals you can meet this year http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/fire-chiefs-3-goals-you-can-meet-this-year/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/fire-chiefs-3-goals-you-can-meet-this-year/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:20:24 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/fire-chiefs-3-goals-you-can-meet-this-year/
It is important for chiefs and officers, even in the smaller departments, to set realistic annual goals
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How to goof off at the fire station http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/how-to-goof-off-at-the-fire-station/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/how-to-goof-off-at-the-fire-station/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:06:29 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/29/how-to-goof-off-at-the-fire-station/
Structured downtime will enhance firefighter performance; the key is that it be structured
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3 keys to fire service leadership http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/15/3-keys-to-fire-service-leadership/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/15/3-keys-to-fire-service-leadership/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:01:17 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/15/3-keys-to-fire-service-leadership/
Exceeding well-defined criteria, being a constant learner and being mentored are critical to strong fire service leadership
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Why fire officers need emotional intelligence http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/29/why-fire-officers-need-emotional-intelligence/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/29/why-fire-officers-need-emotional-intelligence/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:40:16 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/29/why-fire-officers-need-emotional-intelligence/ There's real science showing how to measure and improve emotional intelligence, and that it is a key to good leadership — especially in the fire service]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/29/why-fire-officers-need-emotional-intelligence/feed/ 0