Late last year, the Lexipol Fire team got into a discussion about the biggest challenges facing the fire service in 2019, and what kind of progress we could expect to make on them.
The conversation covered many challenges, but the one I want to focus on here is the issue of fir
Today’s fire service is made up of a multitude of leaders from different ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and generations. The majority of the generations span from “Generation-X” to “Millennials”. These brave men and women bring different lifestyles and experience to the table. Some however s
As a live fire training instructor, I get asked many times, which roles are nice to have, and which roles should be required as well as what training should these individuals have in their respective roles. Whether you are limited on staffing, training space, or time, it is important to understand w
As with most firefighters, it is in our DNA to aspire to have more impact. In the fire service that often translates into promoting within the ranks. Many are fortunate enough to promote and are successful as company officers. Others for whatever reason may choose not to or may never be successful i
One of the best ways to elevate your ISFSI membership is by strengthening your relationships with current and future ISFSI member. And, the best way to do that is by becoming a volunteer ISFSI Member Ambassador. Being an ISFSI Member Ambassador not only strengthens your relationship with other fire