Fire Department Leadership: A Fire Officer's Dozen

05/22/2013
By Mike Wolfschmidt Congratulations on being elected a fire officer! You have accepted a most rewarding yet trying task. Getting a group of people to move in one direction to complete a common goal is not easy, so don't feel discouraged at first, especially outside of the fireground. While on the job, however, know that you, as the officer, are responsible for the safety and lives of the firefighters who follow you. It is your number 1 job to make sure they go home safely to their family at the end of a call. That being said, here are 12 things I'd like to share.  1. Treat others the way you want to be treated. This almost sounds too simple, but it is often forgotten. ...

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