COVID-19: As leaders during this global pandemic, we must properly manage two main areas in our organizations: planning and communication.
What are the biggest qualities you should look for in a first responder candidate? Hiring a outstanding first responder starts with aligned values.
Joining the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) was one of the best actions of my career. If you want to be a fire chief, you should surround yourself with fire chiefs.
By hiring for both character and competency, fire service management can ensure that communities are served by the best possible people they can hire.
Stronger demands for proper credentials has made career planning difficult and has forced many fire service people to readjust their educational paths.
Fire prevention has long-lasting effects in the community. This is because fires and EMS calls have long-term consequences when they occur.
One of the movements in the fire service over the past two decades is the movement towards community risk reduction as opposed to fire prevention.
Good fire and EMS services, especially in rural areas, are key to the survival of many people, especially to the elderly population.
Firefighters have many stages in their career and life, marked by some responsibilities and activities that either lend to or detract from leadership.
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending the Fire and Emergency Services Professional Development Leadership summit, held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.