Building and developing good, solid leadership is often a challenge to many fire service organizations, writes Robert DiPietro.
In this new Humpday Hangout, Aaron Heller, Steve Pegram, Brad French, and the rest of the panel will discuss best practices in company officer development, including recommended training, mentoring, and applicable national standards.
Bart Lace uses his department’s Company Officer Development Academy as an example of the right way to prepare young officers for any fireground situation.
Yesteryear's training techniques are no match for future front-line challenges. WILLIAM SHOULDIS
A successful company officer can always be compared to the position of quarterback in the NFL; there are many that have played the position, but only a select few put it all together to become great, writes Martin J. Rita.
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What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.
The scope of this course offered by the Denville Volunteer Fire Department is to prepare emergency managers and leaders to operate within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at a water operation events.
Some people like to debate whether leaders are made or born. Most likely, some true leaders are born, but most are made-"self-made."
When a volunteer firefighter is elected or appointed to the position of fire officer, it is the department’s duty and obligation to provide some type of officer and leadership development training, Tom Merrill writes.