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Truck Ops Podcast Series–Episode 1 from Engine House Training

Entry Img     This is the first in a series of podcasts from Engine House Training, LLC that will discuss Truck Work.  We will be creating these series of podcasts on everything operational over the next several weeks and months.  So, be sure to stay tuned in for many more informational and fun podcasts on […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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