Training Officer’s Toolbox: Generations

Firefighters engage in a discussion on the training ground.

By Brian Ward

How many different generations do you have in your station? Do you understand how to approach them and leverage their strengths? All generations of firefighters bring something different to the table. Learn the differences and use them to help the others on your team.

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BRIAN WARD is chief of emergency operations for Georgia Pacific–Madison, Georgia. He serves on the ISFSI board of directors and is a lead live fire credentialing instructor. He was the past Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Training Officers Association and is currently the Everyone Goes Home State of Georgia Advocate. He has a bachelor’s degree in safety and technology engineering, is a member of Georgia Smoke Diver #741, and is the founder of


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