Read the August 2021 issue of Fire Engineering, which features features from Jim Silvernail, Tim Kreis, Stephen F. Shaw, Caleb Langer, Cedric Patterson, and more!
Your intentions and motivations as the head of the department will set the agenda for your tenure in the top role. JIM SILVERNAIL
The incident action plan guides the incident commander in determining the right strategy and tactics to use at an incident. TIM KREIS
Start developing the leaders who will take your place as you move on, promote, and eventually retire. STEPHEN F. SHAW JR.
We must ensure companies do not run out of the water they need to accomplish the mission of saving lives and property. CALEB LANGER
Learn the lessons from the author’s mistakes and victories during his first 100 shifts as a fire officer. ERIN R. BARGER
Strong leadership and culture will motivate officers to remain with the department and develop new officers. CEDRIC PATTERSON
Understanding human behavior is the key to providing patient care and making rescues while remaining safe. JARRED R. ALDEN, JAY SEESE, AND LYNN WESTOVER
When a firefighter is allowed to embrace the creativity requisite to be good at the job, the service provided is maximized. MIKE EMILLIO