How to Inspire and Motivate Firefighters

BY ANTHONY KASTROS Today's American fire service is dying (in some cases literally) for strong, effective leadership. We have a giant gap between the challenges we face and the level of performance currently meeting those challenges. On the average day in the average firehouse, we often see unmotivated individuals with bosses who lack the skills to inspire their crew to train and perform on a level that is commensurate with the level of pay and public trust that has been bestowed on our profession. If you are the exception to this rule, you are in the fortunate minority. I am glad that you enjoy the feeling of knowing that you get the most out of your people and that they enjoy operating ...

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