Creating and Inspiring Exceptional Fire Department Leaders

By Dennis Compton Competent fire officers of all ranks are critical to the success of a fire department. It's hard to single out a particular rank and say that those members' performances as leaders are more (or less) critical than those of other ranks. It would be a mistake for senior fire department officers or others in organizations to underestimate, or undervalue, the role that all fire officers play within the mission. Their leadership, management, supervision, and overall job performance impact the members of the fire department every day in all aspects of the department's work. Their technical competence, people skills, attitude, and commitment have a direct effect on performance ...

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