Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member: “As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get […]

Company Drill: Lost SCBA

Here is a quick drill for you company officers or acting officers to hold with your crew. Feel to expand and adapt as needed and use as you like. TNFO CD 2013-10 week 2

Company Officer Boot Camp: September 8, 2014

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Round three for the Company Officer Boot Camp! Here is the registration and information for the course. Thanks for all of the interest and support! For specific questions, please email thenewfireofficer@gmail.com. If you would like to enroll multiple officers from your department, let me know so we can work out an exclusive class or provide […]

Opportunities for Training: Not Just on the Drill Ground

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Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator. It was a […]

Kinked Line Company Drill

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Here is a quick little drill from The New Fire Officer site, our sister site, for you to use how you wish.  Remember, it is basic and it is up to you to expand on and use for your crews.  Share however you like.   Kinked Lines Drill  

FREE Webinar from The New Fire Officer: Part 2

Here it is, number 2 in the series for company officers, and it’s FREE! Limited to the first 150 attendees, so hurry! Please register for The 10 Commandments for the Successful Company Officer: 2. Set Expectations and Follow Through on Aug 27, 2014 2:00 PM CDT at: Register here for FREE! This webinar is the […]

Videos on Peer Pressure

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Here are the videos from today’s FREE webinar for “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: Preparation”  These are about peer pressure. Share them and remember to do what’s right, not what’s easy. ‘Face the Rear’ http://youtu.be/U3Zh5p6w1nA ‘Asch Conformity Experiment’

Safety Week: It Takes Engagement

This week is Safety Week for the fire service and there will be a lot of slogans and banners posted on the numerous fire service websites.  We, as a profession, will blog and instruct on the importance of safety and the initiatives that are part of our fire service culture. These are all very important […]

The Stone and the Blade

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As many are preparing to make their way to FDIC or are already there, it is important to understand what our roles are as fire service instructors and leaders. Yes, you are both, whether you are an officer or not if you are helping to make the fire service better, you are a leader and […]

“Ice” Breakers

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I recently watched a short program about the large, powerful ships that break ice near the poles of Earth for other ships. These machines are enormous and create a phenomenal amounts of power. Some of the most powerful are powered by nuclear means and can break ice in the oceans and seas as thick as […]

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