Archive for February2015

RESA 1’s ESCAPE 2015 Conference Pipestem WV

                  Chris Naum delivering to West Virginia fire service personnel Fire Ground Tactical considerations. Large crowds at the conference enhancing their knowledge skills and abilities in Fire, Rescue and EMS.

ESCAPe 2015 Pipestem WV

                Thefireofficer.com’s own Douglas Cline and Chris Naum will be on hand February 26-28 presenting programs in Adaptive Fire Ground Management, Tactical Renassiance, High Risk/High Reward Search Operations, First Due operations on the Modern Fire Ground and Building the Foundation of a Winning Team.  Stop by for some […]

8 Attitudes of a Servant Leader (part 6)

Servants Are Not Politically Motivated “Let nothing be done through strife…” – Honor, integrity, structure and order are essential parts of the organization and the leaders focus. Strife, mudslinging and salacious smear campaigns erode the character of the leader and the organization. You have to have pure intentions and not riding a hidden political/personal agenda to […]

8 ATTITUDES OF A SERVANT LEADER (part 5)

Servants Understand Purpose – Servants see the Big Picture. The trademark of servant(aka fire officers)is their passion for purpose! They breath as one with the vision, mission and values of the organization focusing their efforts on these. Their intent is organizational not individualism. Will they be without conflicts…absolutely NOT! But, a servant leader in one […]

Fire Officer Tip – When Opportunity Presents Itself

There are designated opportunities that you are not allowed to say “Pass” on.  You have a “Turn” every time you have an opportunity to choose…choose to mentor, be a leader, influence the fire service, coach, mentor, and/or teach.  Choose to be a leader and take that opportunity and take your turn.  You would be surprised […]

2015 Bryant Stiles Officers School

Thefireofficer.com looks forward to seeing and talking with great officers and inspiring officers at the 2015 Bryant Stiles Officers School presented by the Green River Firefighters Association  being held at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky February 20-22, 2015. 501 West Second Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Thefireofficer.com’s own Chief Doug Cline will be presenting the […]

8 ATTITUDES OF A SERVANT LEADER (part 4)

Servant Leaders Maintain Unity of the Organization “Servant leaders must be likeminded, having the same love…” – Servants are not keepers of the peace; they are peacemakers. Peacemakers are not appeasers; they seek to please the mission and vision of the organization bringing subordinates into harmony with the organizational culture. Peacemakers don’t just stop complaining, […]

IAFC Foundation Scholarships to Support Education

Pursuing Your Degree and in Need of Funding Support? Check Out the IAFC Foundation Scholarships Application Deadline: June 1, 2015 The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation is now accepting applications for its educational scholarships from qualified first responders.   Scholarships provided by the IAFC Foundation help improve the fire service by assisting first responders […]

ORDINARY EFFICIENCY-Part I

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ORDINARY EFFICIENCY Part I Are you efficient enough in tactics and strategy in ordinary Type III structure fires? Guest Columnist: Captain Joe Pronesti   NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 2013 data reports that approximately 387,000 structure fires took place in residential structures compared to 98,000 in structured categorized as apartments and 17,500 in apartments what […]

8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership (Part 3)

In part 3 of the 8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership we explore empathy. “Empathy”.  This is one attitude that many people struggle with.  However it is critical that we master the passion to empathize with others as this is a critical building block for servant leadership. Servants Have Genuine Empathy “Servant leaders should have bowels […]

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