Management & Leadership

“Lever Pullers”

05/17/2018 Becoming and remaining a “good firefighter” requires continuous learning and work on technical competency.
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Focusing on Objectives

05/15/2018 For a company officer, multitasking is a requirement, not just an art. Pulling up to a working fire with victims trapped takes that art form to an entirely new level.

Ruthless Repetitions

05/09/2018 If you are not discussing ways to improve, you are not leading a team. In fact, if you are not focused on finding ways to prepare and improve, you are failing in the role as a team leader.

Peripheral Perspective

05/03/2018 A leader needs peripheral perspective: The ability to see beyond the obvious; to sense conditions, actions, and behaviors outside the direct line of a leader’s sight.

Purpose vs. Position

05/02/2018 When you only use rank as a requirement without consideration for the subject matter expertise required for a job function, things get tricky and dangerous.

Yo, Man ... What’s That You’re Smoking?

04/27/2018 Nozzlehead responds to a reader who is fighting for an exhaust removal system in the firehouse.

Pretty Stripes and Pumpless Ladders

04/19/2018

Nozzlehead responds to a letter about a department that chose to not follow protocol when painting its new apparatus. 

Personal Development

04/16/2018

Before any of us can be entrusted to lead people, we must ensure we are competent to lead people. 

Get Involved

04/13/2018

More and more women are becoming chiefs, and more and more chiefs are recognizing the benefits of a diverse workforce. Now is the time to engage. 

The Burn Building Limits

04/11/2018

David Rhodes looks at how burn buildings are a great place to practice the mechanics and get repetitions in for tactics training but are not the place to develop the tactics. 

Establishing Purpose

04/01/2018 FireRescue’s editor-in-chief looks at complacency in the fire service and the things we can do to overcome that complacency.

What’s Next?

03/20/2018

Looking into the not-so-distant future 

Relentless Pursuit

03/19/2018

Frank Viscuso shares advice from a successful wrestling coach on how leaders can step up their game and achieve better results.

Assessment Centers

03/16/2018

Anthony Kastros introduces his column on assessment centers and how to prepare for the job you want.

N.F.L. (No Formal Leadership)

03/15/2018

Stephen Marsar examines the difficulties of making decisions in the fire service.

Masters of Chaos

03/12/2018

All successful fire operations are the result of orders and actions determined by a standardized, methodical, organized, orderly, and evolving fire situation size-up. If not followed, chaos can follow. 

Repeat Your Transmission, Please

03/01/2018

FireRescue’s editor-in-chief looks at understanding what the troops are telling you. 

Taking the Final Exam

02/27/2018

Ronny J. Coleman looks the correlation between a lack of educational focus and America’s fire record. 

An Unobstructed Path

02/23/2018

FireRescue’s editor-in-chief examines creating an unobstructed path. 

Do You Own or Rent the Job?

02/14/2018

Rick Lasky discusses the members of the fire service who put everything they are in to the fire service and truly own their calling—and those who don’t. 

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