Checking your Compass

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As a Company Officer; have you checked your compass lately? Do you know where you are?

Playing in Your Own Sandbox

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The transition from company level responsibilities and daily duties to those of a commanding officer to many is seamless, to others painful and slow;
Playing in Your Own Sandbox

“You’ve got to find what you love….and connect the dots”

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“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” Steve Jobs. Are you connecting the dots in your life?

Tactical Operations and Combat Fire Engagement with Go >Forward Training

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The demands of today’s fire ground require new perspectives built upon the decades of practices and methodologies and the emerging new rules of combat fire engagement. Are you up for the challenge?

The Brotherhood of the Fire Service and the Bonds of Family

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Each of us has had a journey in our lives in the ten years since that day of September 11th, 2001. We all share a common bond that is defined by who we are and that is; firefighters. We are also defined by our families and loved ones and by the paths these past ten years have given us; and where they may lead us in the years ahead.

FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer on Leadership During 9-11

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Leadership in the evolving minutes of September 11th. FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer on Leadership During 9-11 and Beyond.

Three Firefighters Injured in Residential Collapse

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Floor and wall collapse at a residential fire sends three firefighters into the basement and results in RIT rescues.

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.

Ten Minutes in the Street: The First-Due

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This edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is looking at the considerations for the first-due engine company upon arrival at a well involved single family residential house fire. Arrivals and subsequent deployments during night time periods pose ever increasing challenges to arriving officers in the ability to ascertain and recognize factors that will have a direct or ancillary affect in the developing incident action plan, tactics and task assignments.

Training this Fall: A Must for the Emerging and Practicing Fire Officer & Commander

CommandSafety.com and TheCompanyOfficer.com will be participating in both the inaugural Gateway Midwest Fire & Leadership Conference and the Liberty Regional Fire and Leadership Conference this fall. Check out the exceptional training programs being offered and be there.

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