Suburban Firefighting: Plan B, Force Multiplier

By Jerry Knapp Working at West Point for 33 years, 10 months, and eight days gave me numerous life-changing opportunities to work with some of the best leaders this country has to offer. One of these lessons learned was always to have a "Plan B" for any operation you plan, execute, or are involved in. I'd like to share with you this very important leadership lesson through a humorous story and relate that to how important that aspect of critical thinking--HAVING A PLAN B--is to you as a firefighter, company officer, or chief officer. The Army-Navy football game is a big event at West Point. Winning that one game can turn a losing season into an immediate success. To prepare for ...

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