Tag Archives: company officer

Who is the Company Officer?

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                  Who is the Company Officer?  That is a good question.  Let me introduce you to who this individual really is.  Below I have  created a list describing the company officer.  This list will introduce you to who the company officer  really is and the many critical […]

Role of the Company Officer

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No matter what your title may be, the one thing that’s consistent is the crucial role that the company officer plays in the operations of the fire service.  In fact it is the most critical role in leadership of the execution of the organization’s  mission.  The training of company officers has been extremely important through […]

Fire and Training

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Join host Douglas Cline on the next edition of Fire and Training on FireEngineering’s Blog talk Radio as we talk tactics, training and operating on Mega Mansion Fires.  Your will not want to miss this shows as guests Chris Naum and Greg Jakubowski join the show and will share information on this topic that was […]

Consumer verse Contributor

I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with fire service colleagues at the Congressional Fire Services Institute over breakfast today and this was one of the analogies we stumbled onto in talking about fire officers.  It hit me so fast that it started a wave of thoughts that I wanted to intrigue your […]

Four Competencies of Leadership

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Being a leader does not mean you have to be the Chief of your fire department. In fact trying to be some type of leader you are not can get you into deep trouble. It is important to develop your own styles and type. In the 1980’s Dr. Warren Bennis of the University of California […]

Learn as if you were to live forever: Live as if you were to die tomorrow

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A few years ago I posted an article on The CompanyOfficer.com (now TheFireOfficer.com) entitled: Your Capabilities and Future Success. It was about the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Coach Wooden passed away at the age of 99 on June 4, 2010, but his legacy has extended well beyond. Aside from his extraordinary career accomplishments on […]

The Company Officer: Influence, Leadership, Committment

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The Company Officer Some words to think about as the Company Officer…. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority,  Kenneth Blanchard Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work, Vince Lombardi  The best leader is the one […]

Occupancy Risk and Predictability of Performance

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Take a look at this interior shot of the following occupancy:

The First-Due and The Building

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

2015 Bryant Stiles Officers School

Thefireofficer.com looks forward to seeing and talking with great officers and inspiring officers at the 2015 Bryant Stiles Officers School presented by the Green River Firefighters Association  being held at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky February 20-22, 2015. 501 West Second Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Thefireofficer.com’s own Chief Doug Cline will be presenting the […]

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