Each year, the Congressional Fire Services Institute and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have the distinct pleasure of honoring organizations with the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The award recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in advancing fi
We often think of training as those times when we are sitting in a classroom or gathered as a group to conduct some type of evolution. While these formal concepts are often great trainings, they are not the foundation upon which success is built. The company level needs-based training is truly the
Have you ever wondered what it takes to write an article? It is a challenge for all of us, especially when we step outside of our comfort zone. Stepping outside of our comfort zone is the toughest hurdle and you should be commended for putting yourself out there.
Training is so much more than teaching people firefighting skills; it is also about teaching them how to be firefighters. My father was a Chicago firefighter for 40 years. He belonged to what I have come to regard as the greatest generation of the American fire service. Most of us are familiar wi
In my latest book, Barn Boss Leadership, which was released this month, I discuss an individual’s sources of power. We typically think of stripes and bugles as indicating power within the fire service and military. However, there are several sources of power which do not fall into the “legitimate” s