Take the High Road: No Gossip Allowed!

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This episode discusses the harm and challenges associated with speaking out of turn and partaking in the gossip that can be so ever prevalent. Take the high road, don’t participate and get all of the facts before speaking about something or someone. It can be harmful to the person being talked about and to your […]

5 Common Mistakes New Officers Make: Video and Podcast

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Here is a video of a recent FREE webinar about five common mistakes that new fire officers tend make. These are by no means exclusive, but from my experience are committed by many new officers. -Don’t try to change the world -Don’t have an authority complex -Don’t micromanage -Don’t be a quitter -Don’t avoid discipline […]

Basics of Bailout: Podcast

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Bailout is a last option for us when things go bad. We can do all of the right things and still find ourselves in trouble. It doesn’t and won’t happen often when we train and operate in standard manners, but we have to be prepared. This podcast discusses some basic concepts that we at Engine […]

For the Good of the Group: Podcast

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  This episode discusses our intentions and how, as leaders and fire officers, we need to put the group ahead of ourselves. Servant leadership is real and it makes a difference in your relationships and effectiveness as a leader. I have four basic priorities for myself and my members when on duty and in this […]

FREE Webinar: “Five Most Common Mistakes New Fire Officers Make”

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  Please register for “Five Most Common Mistakes New Officers Make” on Mar 25, 2016 1:00 PM CDT at: Register HERE! New fire officers make some very common mistakes when first taking the helm. This webinar will address each challenge and offer ways to avoid making them when you get promoted. Or, if you are […]

Battalion Chief Officer Development Program: May 2, 2016

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This class is one I’ve been asked about since rolling out the Company Officer Development Program we’ve been doing for almost two years with great success. The Battalion Chief version is the same format but it is six weeks instead of five and it focuses on issues OFF of the fire ground. Check it out, […]

Company Officer Development Program: April 4, 2016

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We are taking registrations for the next 5 Week Company Officer Development Course. It will start April 4, 2016 and will run five weeks. This class has been very popular and well attended for the last two years. The video lessons are recorded, so you can watch them on your time. The group discussions allow […]

Keeping Up for When Things Go Wrong

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By Kyle Sanders Please check out our FDIC 2016 HOT Bailout Class! Time to talk about the topic no one ever wants to talk about or train on. It always gets pushed off to the side or gets the classic “I’m smarter than that and won’t get in that situation.” This is something that no […]

The Sniper Effect–Bring Along One at a Time

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  This podcast discusses how difficult it can be work and exist in an environment of people that aren’t like-minded. Many of us want to include others in our enthusiasm and pride for our job, and it is not easy to do that. We have to be realistic in how we gather support and conversion, […]

Four Principles for Success for Fire Officer

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    In this episode we discuss four principles that will help the fire officer, or individual in any walk of life be successful and provides guidance in being effective. Be generous Be constructive Be productive Be aggressive I am also attaching a link to the video and the Powerpoint that was used for the […]

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