Fire EMS, Firefighting, Leadership

Preparing your company

Issue 5 and Volume 169.

Preparing your company The concept of being prepared to do our job gets a lot of lip service these days. We have many new ideas, new leaders, and new challenges on the streets every day. How do we prepare our firefighters? More importantly, how do we keep our firefighters feeling like firefighters so they do not lose the drive that makes them want to be the best at the job? As a new company officer, I find that I am digging for the answers to these questions, making sure our company is prepared mentally and physically to do our job at a high level every day. I see many great firefighters lose the love and passion for our fire service. When we lose a leader to retirement or when leaders leave our department for an opportunity that is better for them and their families, I can understand; but we are…

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