The number of fires is down. This is a double-edged sword: With the reduction in fires comes a decrease in experience for young firefighters.
If you had to choose one, should your department's officer development center on leadership/management or strategy/tactics? E-mail us your responses.
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Changes in policies, procedures, technology, and resources are inevitable for any emergency service provider.
Published in partnership with the IAFC Foundation, the handbook is intended to help fire officers at all levels plan a systematic development program for their professional fire service careers.
"A good program shows how serious a department is about training its future leaders."