Good Ideas are Great, But……..

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  I’ve heard and been told for years many adages and antidotes as they pertain to leadership, personal and professional development and promoting. Having served in many capacities, both in the fire service and in other organizations and government entities, I have had the opportunity to observe or put these sayings in practice. I was […]

Engine House Training 2017-2018 Class Offerings

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      Free offerings are only available in MO from Division of Fire Service Education Commission.  The list is open for other departments or agencies to book outside of MO as well.   Attached is the class list available for state funding for 2017-2018. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. […]

032–EHT Podcast–Sub Level Fire Topics

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        Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS     This episode Jason discusses sub-level challenges with Adam Hansen from Milford, CT.  Adam has written two recent  articles with Fire Engineering and we discuss some of the content.   Be sure to check it out and […]

031–EHT–The Double Edged Sword of Loyalty–Podcast

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    The Double Edge Sword of Loyalty There are bad leaders out there, no doubt   “Management reserves the right to manage poorly”  What you should expect: Fair & consistent treatment   Genuine concern for your wellbeing & development   The tools & support you need to do your job   To be challenged […]

The Leadership Triad–Core Values and Ethics

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  Chief Dennis Reilly and Jason Hoevelmann discuss leadership for firefighters and fire officers specifically regarding being a consistent leader and officer using the Leadership Triad. It comes downs to a strong moral compass and the firm foundation based on ethics and doing what’s right.   THE MORAL & ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF BEING AN OFFICER: […]

LODD’s On or Near Father’s Day: Never Forget

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Chief Joe Pronesti and Jason Hoevelmann discuss three fires that happened on, or near Father’s Day.  The fires had a huge impact on many families, as all line of duty deaths do and we felt it appropriate to discuss the lessons and stories of these fires. Chief Pronesti also has a recent article about these […]

Fist Arriving Command: Part 1–Podcast

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Don’t over-compicate the roll of command. In this episode Chief Pronesti discusses a simple initial size up option that takes into account the building.  This is not the only option out there, just one we discussed in this particular episode. Size–how do you determine size and define that for your crews? Use–understand the special hazards […]

Surviving the Poor Company or Department

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Surround yourself with good people, positive energy comes for this. Stay in your lane. If you are a firefighter in a bad situation, then just concentrate on being the best firefighter you can. If you are a chauffeur or a company officer same thing. Your ability with two, five, seven years of experience probably is […]

Commanding the Mayday–Part 1

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Nothing can be so chaotic as a firefighter in trouble that calls a Mayday.  The fire service spends a lot of time and resources in training firefighters and task level officers in techniques and methods for calling a Mayday and surviving those situations—as it should be!  However, there has been little developed and created in […]

No Exceptions Leadership: The Leadership Handbook

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The book is available and is a compilation of posts from The New Fire Officer all wrapped into one. With quick and simple leadership ideas and anecdotes, this book is a great reference book for aspiring and current fire officers and leaders. It is unrefined and straightforward with its content. You can get the book […]

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