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 […]

Considerations for the QUINT Company Officer

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There has been a lot written, taught, debated and lectured on in regards to fire apparatus that fall under the definition of a quint.  If you look it up, there are several definitions of what a quint is and should be to be considered so, but it boils down to a very simple description.  The […]

Leaders Build Strong Teams

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Building Teams for Leaders: It’s the Basics Any leader that is successful understands that he cannot do it alone.  The good leaders are well prepared and adept at building teams, especially building teams with future leaders.  Just one of the definitions of leadership states that leaders have the ability to get others to do things […]

5 Week Company Officer Development Program: V2.0 –Online

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  Get registered now for the next, updated 5 week company officer development program. The new and updated Company Officer Development program is ready and up for registrations. The class will start on September 5, 2016. Click the link to register and the class is still $150. Or scan the QR code attached to register. […]

Bright Star Right Angle LED Flashlight Review

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Brightly LED Right Angle Light   www.BrightGuy.com Facebook.com/BrightGuyInc Twitter: @BrightGuyInc We’ve all been there, we get on the scene and start working and need the light we have attached to our turn out coat to help light a hallway or accident scene and when we hit the “on” button we get a week glimmer or […]

What are going to do at 3 AM……When THAT Call Comes In?

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  “What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”   We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be […]

Setting Expectations: Part 1

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  This podcast addresses only three components of setting expectations for your members. It is really one of the most important things you need to do as a newly promoted officer, or if you are trying to gain control of a division, shift or crew. If they don’t know what’s expected, it’s impossible for you […]

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