Leadership, Officer Development

Officer Development on Any Budget

Issue 7 and Volume 173.

By LAWRENCE DOELLING Scenario: You’ve just been given the responsibility—but few assets—to provide the necessary training to all the new officers (and some of the old “salty” ones) in your department. A quick look around tells you that your department doesn’t want to spend much money on this endeavor. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I have been an engine company officer since 2002. During that time, almost every shift has been in busy stations that don’t have a Starbucks in their zone, and the Narcan never expires. Like most, there comes a point in your career when you feel obligated to pass on some of what you have learned about the job, leadership, people, and yourself. RELATED FIREFIGHTER TRAINING The Need for Company Officer Development Officer Development: Leaders Teach The Need for Realistic, Continuous Officer Development Training Several years ago, I applied for and was selected to…

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