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The Job: Leadership

Fri, 27 Dec 2013|

Frank RIcci discusses leadership in the fire service.

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Transcript

Welcome to fire engineering digital block. I'm Frank Ritchie. Today I wanna talk to you a little bit about leadership and being an accompanying officer. Regardless of the drill and your company's gonna do to maintain their skills. What we find is that there's always little bit of apprehension, for that initial push, that initial start. Because everybody's afraid. Make a mistake, You've got to realize if you're a company officer, you're in a leadership position. On this job it's not if you make a mistake, it's how you recover. And where you want to make the mistake is in that learning environment during a drill. So, step up, don't be afraid to make a mistake, you can make a little joke about it. But the fact is the members of your company should know, that as the officer, you're always going to be the first one to volunteer. There's nothing worse than having the cowherd officer. Stand back, when there's a new prop or a new drill to do. Picking somebody to do it without them training, it shows a lack of initiative. Step up, don't be afraid to volunteer, get your hands dirt and show your crew that you're not afraid to make a mistake.

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