Leadership

HOW TO GET ALONG IN THE FIRE STATION

Issue 3 and Volume 158.

BY STEVE PRZIBOROWSKI Getting along with your coworkers, supervisors, and subordinates at the fire station should be a simple task (or so many people may think). It would be nice if we could say that everyone is born with common sense and can put it into action during our daily lives and interactions with other people and that everyone gets along with each other at every fire station in every fire department. But, we who are firefighters know that is not the case. Some departments may have better morale than others, and some may be better at personnel interrelationships than others. I have seen fire stations across the nation where everyone hangs out together throughout the entire day and into the evening, and I have seen stations where 10 or more firefighters are on duty but no one can be found during the day (they are all hiding out doing…

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