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Class Offerings 2019-2020

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This Fall is setting up to be a busy time for presentations and classes.  From Indiana, Alberta, Canada to Northern Virginia I’m lucky to get to do this.  I get regular inquires into what is available for offerings, so here are the staples of what is requested and presented. Shoot me an email at […]

BC Development Class—Online

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  The next online Battalion Chief Development class will start September 17, 2018.  This class runs about 4 times per year and fills every class.  There are 30 seats available and first come, first serve rules. This is primarily the administrative side of the job and dealing with the new roles and responsibilities that can […]

Is it Really That Bad?

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  It’s been a while since I posted on here just for the sake of having an opinion, but there has been something bothering me.  I read other blog posts, articles, watch live Facebook videos and hear about how there is no Brotherhood.  I listen to the rants of how this ‘new’ generation just doesn’t […]

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. […]

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