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8 ATTITUDES OF A SERVANT LEADER (part 4)

Servant Leaders Maintain Unity of the Organization “Servant leaders must be likeminded, having the same love…” – Servants are not keepers of the peace; they are peacemakers. Peacemakers are not appeasers; they seek to please the mission and vision of the organization bringing subordinates into harmony with the organizational culture. Peacemakers don’t just stop complaining, […]

Adjusting Your Fire Suppression Tactics Based on Modern Research

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Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, SC research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City […]

The Compartment and the Company

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Tactical Fireground successes are measured by the abilities of the Company

The First-Due and Buildings on fire

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Arriving companies and personnel at a structure fire must be able to rapidly and accurately identify key elements of a building,

Leadership Got Your Department Boogered Up?

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  Across the world I bet if you sat around the table on the tailboard of an apparatus or at any conference you would hear some folks that are talking about how “Boogered up” their department is. So what do you do when your department is “Boogered up”? The important component is to look in […]

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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Another must read for all Company and Command Officers: Impact of ventilation on fire behavior in legacy and contemporary residential construction from UL. Take some time to increase your proficiencies and compentencies.

Checking your Compass

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As a Company Officer; have you checked your compass lately? Do you know where you are?

“You’ve got to find what you love….and connect the dots”

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“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” Steve Jobs. Are you connecting the dots in your life?

Deployment Decisions: Defining Operations on the First-Due

First-due company operations are influenced by a number of parameters and factors; some deliberate and dictated, others prescribed and prearranged and yet others subjective, biased, predisposed or at times accidental, casual and emotional. For many of you riding the seat or arriving assuming command; you understand the connotations and implications I’m making here. Here’s an […]

Often Attitude is the Only Difference between Success and Failure

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Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities and knowledge. So what puts the people excelling in front of the others? Most times that small difference is attitude.

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