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Evolution You: Fire Service Leadership

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Classroom Sessions

We routinely are tasked to operate in rapid deteriorating and toxic environments. We are the first and the last lines of defense for our citizens from the ravages of fire. We are problems solvers, doers, fixers of all things. We do what we do not as individuals but as teams. The cadence to which the teams performs is largely from the expectations that the leaders set forth preemptively. Competence, compassion, and communication are just a few noted characteristics of successful leaders. The run comes in and we respond. But who must lead the charge and make decisions in the best interest of those who summoned us? Effective and efficient leadership is paramount. Leaders must prepare themselves and their crew for the proverbial “fire of their career” every time they go out the door. This mindset encompasses three phases of preparation: physical, mental, and tactical. This class will delve into leadership examples and challenges found in every department and rank.

Speakers
Doug Mitchell, Captain - Fire Department of New York
Dan Shaw, Deputy Chief - Fairfax County Fire & Rescue

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