Tag Archives: officer development

Set Specific Goals and Objectives

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      This episode discusses the importance of setting very specific goals and objectives.  Being specific allows us to create a realistic and attainable plan to achieve our goals. We need to set bench marks and a written record of our progress, successes and set backs.  Below is an example of some specific goals […]

Company Planning at Buildings–Podcast

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    Weekly Company Drill Building Familiarization This drill is a size up and familiarization drill. It can be broken up into several parts and get as much information gathered as possible. The objective of this drill is to identify specific hose length stretches for large complexes or buildings that may test the ability of […]

Battalion Chief Officer Development Program

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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 […]

Core Values

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  This episode we discuss the importance of core values when creating your mission plan for progressing and improvement. The core values are our cornerstone about what we are about and who we are. They are not negotiable. Below is an example of some core values.   Core Values Professionalism: In and out of the […]

FREE Webinar–Five Steps for Promotion

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Get registered for this FREE webinar on how to increase your chances for promotion. There is no magic bullet and it takes work, but, there are few things you can do in any career to help you on your path to promotion. Click HERE to register and share with your friends!

Episode 4: Perseverance

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  In this episode discuss the challenges we are confronted with everyday. Some of those challenges are at work, at home or in other organizations or functions we participate in. The can be from the things we love to do or in the form of things we don’t like to do. In any event, we […]

Leading Under Fire

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Please listen to and share my new podcast called “Leading Under Fire”. I am starting a new podcast that will not only be fire service targeted, but the general public. At the urging of some friends and social media followers, I have decide to branch out a little. This is the first of a weekly […]

5 Week Company Officer Program–Online

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5 Week ODP 11-2015   I have been running this class now for over a year and the demand has grown. I am happy to say that this class will be the first for us to use a Learning Management System, Blackboard, to deliver our next offering in November. This will allow the student easier […]

Four Simple Rules for the Company Officer

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I talk a great deal about the role of the company officers and how they influence the members of your department.  When teaching officer development we hit hard on setting and establishing expectations and ensuring that there is follow-through with those expectations.  I was recently asked about expectations for my company officers.  They aren’t too […]

Don’t Wait for Your Ship, You Might Miss It!

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In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to be involved in both sides of the promotional process: as a participant and as an interviewer. Both are stressful and will challenge you. You must be able to pull from your training, education, experience and coaching in both circumstances to arrive at a positive decision and […]

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