When I developed this class, I wasn’t necessarily thinking of the uses it would have for the fire service instructor or training officer. After taking the time to consider the parallels of general fire service leadership that might apply to the company or chief officer.
Trust is a value that occurs in ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Creating and maintaining that trust is paramount for leaders. Unfortunately, many leaders do not see the need for paying attention to it.
In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules. When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve. About a year later, I received the opportunity to be a wildland firefighter and transitioned to the 72-hour shift.
The most overlooked and underappreciated resource on the emergency scene is the company chauffeur. Whether they are called the MPO, FEO, Driver, Engineer, or Chauffeur, the role they fill is critical to a positive incident outcome.
A few years back while sitting down at the kitchen table of our
Decrease your risk of dehydration, poor physical performance, heart attack, cancer, and other health ailments—DRINK MORE WATER.
Jim Moss and Dan Kerrigan are ISFSI members and the co-authors of Firefighter Functional Fitness. Learn more at FirefighterFunctionalFitness.com.