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The First-Due and The Building

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

Credentials versus Competence

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Credentials vs. Competence. Kevin Milan asks the question and provides the insights. Education and experience are important, but both must be updated throughout your fire service career.

Company Officer Problem-Solving

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A Company Officer is responsible for accomplishing many things. There are two critical skills that help with completion of tasks: knowing how to allocate the proper resources to solve needs and to determine if you alone, or others, are needed to solve a problem.

Combat Ready and the Fire Service Warrior on Taking it to the Streets

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We’ll further explore how as Christopher Brennan states; “Today’s firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm’s way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen”.

Often Attitude is the Only Difference between Success and Failure

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Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities and knowledge. So what puts the people excelling in front of the others? Most times that small difference is attitude.

Training and Tactics Talk

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Training & Tactics Talk: Company Officers and Their Role as a Training Officer Douglas Cline talks with several fire officers about the role of officers as trainers at the company level. Chief Cline is joined by Lt. Michael Daley of Monroe Township, NJ, Deputy Chief Spencer Lee of Jacksonville, NC and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Pinelski […]

ISFSI Live Fire Training

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      Whether you are a career firefighter, volunteer firefighter, company officer, instructor, training officer, chief officer, or whatever your title or role may be; if you have been tasked or assigned to be an instructor in a training exercise that will involve live fire, you have a responsibility to the people you will train, lead, […]

To Lead Tomorrow, Learn Today

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What matters the most in the development of a leader is what occurs day by day over a long period of time. Leadership develops daily, not in a day.

Leadership Influence

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An officer best exemplifies leadership by devoting a major portion of his/her time to stimulate continuous improvement in both subordinates and the organization. Today’s leaders are utilizing contemporary leadership styles. The officer needs to know when to use each of these styles for optimum outcomes within the organization. The four (4) contemporary styles include charismatic, […]

Ten Minutes in the Street: “I Hear Ya Knockin’; But Nobody’s Home”

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After a slight hiatus, Ten Minutes in the Street is back, beginning its Summer Tour bringing you insightful and provoking street scenarios for the discriminating and perspective firefighter, where you make the call. You don’t have to have any special rank to participate in this interactive forum, just the desire to learn and expand you […]

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    In the Streets; On the Air | The Company Officer
    Douglas Cline
    [...] Douglas Cline [...]
    2010-07-24 12:15:46
    In the Streets; On the Air | Command Safety
    Douglas Cline
    [...] fire service leaders, who I’m honored to have known for many years, Chief Billy Hayes and Chief Doug Cline; the program explored leading fire service issues affecting firefighter safety, training, [...]
    2010-07-24 11:15:09
    The Debut of Taking It To The Streets with Christopher Naum Live July 21st at 9pm : Firefighter Netcast
    Christopher Naum
    [...] Christopher J. Naum, SFPE is a 35-year fire service veteran and a former Fire Chief/ Fire & Safety Coordinator and previously served as a commanding company officer for over twenty years in field operations with a volunteer fire department in Central New York. He is presently the Chief of Training for the Command Institute;…
    2010-07-18 12:52:04
    No More History Repeating Events-Remembrance | Command Safety
    Remembering Hackensack and Gloucester City
    [...] that lay within the pages of the incident case studies, reports and summaries.  Our sister site TheCompanyOfficer.com   has a comprehensive overview of both events with report links and a must see video on the [...]
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    The NIST Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiements, Executive Summary
    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!
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