Firehouse Leadership: Supervision 101

11/07/2013
By Carl Meyer There are two phrases that, when I hear them come out of a supervisor’s mouth, make me cringe: “Because I’m the boss” and “Sometimes you have to remind the men who the boss is.” Usually, nothing good comes before or after one of these declarations. Of course, a list of these statements can be greatly expanded. Supervision is neither easy nor is it for everyone. Being the responsible one is not always a bargain, but it is why you get the “big bucks.” You will have to make some very difficult decisions that may have serious consequences on the fireground. Although this fireground decision making is vitally important, most of your decisions will be made back at the firehouse. T...

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