Drill of the Week: Leadership & Management III

By Forest Reeder

We continue our series on leadership and management problem solving this week with another 10 real-life scenarios taken from stories submitted by fire officers. These officers shared these stories with us as they felt they didnt quite handle them as well as they could have as new officers and hope that you consider your responses to them very carefully.

Review your department management resources such as labor contracts, rules and regulations, and standard operating guidelines and apply your common sense and experience to these situations. After you provide a response to these situations, discuss the scenarios with your company and take time to communicate your expectations of each other in these areas.

Download this week’s firefighter training drill as a PDF HERE.

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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