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Bullying, Harassment and the Leader’s Responsibility

Most everyone in the Fire Service is aware of the tragic chain of events recently in the Fairfax VA, Fire Department. A young female Firefighter missing, then found dead of apparent suicide amid rumors and allegations of misbehavior among colleagues, cyber bullying and harassment. An internet chat site with cruel and devastating remarks and personal […]

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Is Your Professional Development Like Monopoly?

  We want you to think for just a moment and reflect on where you really are. Is your professional development like a game of monopoly? Compare what you are doing for professional development to the game of monopoly…are you just going around the board at the luck of the dice or do you have […]

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When Opportunity Presents

What you give others as a mentor, a public servant and as a friend costs you NOTHING. So why are we so reluctant to give freely? This is a major problem that we are facing in today’s fire service. We are not paying it forward. Our mentoring of the next generation is at best in […]

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Is Your Relationship with the Organization Status Quo?

As I reflect back over the years in my career there is one lesson I remember that resinates from my mentors, “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it is always about the orgainization first, your suborindates second and you are last.” Well I have to often […]

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Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

Professional development is the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development and experience that one gains during their development. In the fire service, professional development is a critical element of being a leader and being a professional. When we step up to accep the responsibility of leadership, we also accept an obligation to […]

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Fire and Training Show

Join host Chief Doug Cline from the Fireofficer.com on the Fire Engineering’s Fire and Training Show.  You will not want to miss this dynamic show as we look at Rebooting Old School Principle for Today’s Demanding Fire Service.  Joining Chief Cline will be his esteemed colleague Chief Chris Naum from Firegroundleadership.com.  Tune in 7:30pm on […]

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INTEGRITY – The Most Important Leadership Trait!

INTEGRITY – The Most Important Leadership Trait! By:Coach Kelly Walsh and Chief Dan Jones “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.” – Dwight D Eisenhower Trust and Integrity are traits that any leader must have in order to be successful. Study after study has demonstrated that people will follow a leader they trust but […]

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Special Edition of the Chief’s Trumpet

  Listen to the Chief’s Trumpet special edition from the Les Lukert Winter Conference  Round Table Panel discussion from Kearney, Nebraska    

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The Dynamics of Leadership

Over my 36 years of being involved in he fire service I have come to realize that leadership is much more than just a position. In fact leadership is a process that really has nothing to do with a position or rank but about a true desire to see others excel. For many years we […]

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ESCAPe 2016 Conference

            Join Chiefs Bobby Halton, Doug Cline and Chris Naum at the 2016 ESCAPe Conference February 24-28, 2016 at Pipestem State Park.  You will not want to miss these dynamic presentations and training.

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