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Available through Fire Engineering Books and Videos “8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership” on DVD

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8 Attitudes of Servant Leadership on DVD is now available thanks to Fire Engneering Books and Videos! True leadership begins with serving. No role, position, job, task or calling of leadership in emergency services can be effective unless there is first a willingness to serve by the individual. Many want successful positions, ranks and roles […]

Fire and Training Show

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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 […]

The Dynamics of Leadership

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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 […]

ESCAPe 2016 Conference

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            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.

Viking Ship Rowing or Row Boat Tug-a-War

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For so long now I have struggled with the issue that I hear so often as I converse with firefighters and fire officers from across the nation. That concept or issue is a profound struggle between the leadership and the troops of organizations. As it is frequently described is that we are working profoundly against […]

The Dynamics of Leadership: “Principles, Values and Skills” – Putting the Organization First.

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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 […]

Mentoring Moment: Reaching the Peak Performance Zone

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Have you ever wondered how certain leaders in the fire service reach such success and stay there?  What is their secret? Well it is simple…find what you do well and keep doing it! This is how you reach peak performance in what is known as your strength zone.  Sounds simple, well wait a minute, it […]

Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part II

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In Doug Cline’s previous posting: Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth”  Part I he ended the with a question, “So officers are you shaping the fire serviceÂ’s future?” Here’s his latest installment. I hope this prompted fire officers to intra-inspect themselves to see if they were shaping the fire serviceÂ’s future. I further hope this generated […]

Shaping the Future; “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part I

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As we quickly approach a time when much of the fire service leadership will be retiring we are destine to face the loss of great leadership in the fire service. This could prove to be a tragedy for our profession or we can make it a positive bench mark. A lot is going to depend […]

Fire and Training on FE Talk Radio

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Join me on Wednesday evening 7/22/15 at 7:30pm for the next edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Joining me will be colleagues Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as we explore Training and Operations for Today’s Main Street fires. The discussions will include building construction, renovations or lack thereof, structural stability, re-appropriated […]

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