Leigh Shapiro of Hartford (CT) Fire joins our regular lineup of contributors in this installment, touching on the difference between leading and managing in the fire service. Read this post along with a number of others you can find below.
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Company officers, are you leaders or managers? Leigh H. Shapiro offers some insights on the distinction.
Adam Hansen relates a story of how firefighters came through for him and his father in their time of need.
“Why should I have to convince firefighters to do a search?” William Brandon Lewis offers a commentary on search culture and putting citizens first.
Our heroes are still our heroes, even when their behavior changes due to the effects of trauma, writes Mark Lamplugh.
By the time the term “PTSD” is on the table, much of the damage is done, writes Nick Halmasy. He addresses proactive steps we can take to promote firefighter well-being.
John Lovato Jr. talks about cultivating the daily habits and discipline you need to get you closer to your goals.
Mark Cotter offers his thoughts on taking risks in the fire service.
Tommy Goran offers a method for teaching new skills.
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