November 30, 2017

     We’ve all had a goal in mind only to find out once we get there, that it isn’t what we expected. We’ve made it over the rainbow and found the pot of gold was missing (in the fire service, we didn’t get the promotion, or it wasn't what we thought it would be). Is a...

August 28, 2017

     Whether you're the new guy/girl to a crew, the senior member or an officer taking on the "new guy/girl", it is important to understand the phases of group development and how to be the best version of your self during each phase! I'm sure most of us have seen the...

     “We fight what you fear.” “When others run out, we run in.” Courage. Bravery. Toughness. We have created a culture of never showing weakness, but then wonder why firefighters rarely reach out for help with PTSD. We’ve created a culture that feelings of depression,...

broth·er·hood (noun)
1. the relationship between brothers.
2. an association, society, or community of people l
inked by a common interest, religion, or trade.
"a religious brotherhood"


     In the Fire Service it's so much more than any written definiti...

July 9, 2017

     Credibility may be one of the hardest things to build during a career, simply because it takes time and consistency. You do not build your credibility overnight, it is something that is built over years of consistently applying the same morals, values, and ethics...

June 18, 2017

What will be your legacy?

Your legacy is the only thing that outlives your career and your life! On your tombstone there will be your birthdate, a dash and then the date of the day you died... what are you doing to make that dash worth something!?  Are you being the bes...

June 16, 2017

      As emerging leaders, we’re fortunate to have many examples of amazing leaders to emulate. Easy access to information today surrounds us with stories of the charismatic leader who takes charge in the face of extreme adversity. Lessons in leadership are provided th...

June 12, 2017

What most  people don't realize is that you become a leader in your community the day you take the oath as a firefighter. The very first time you step out in to the public with that maltese cross proudly bestowed on your shirt, people automatically turn to you as someo...

Are you a newly promoted officer?

Congratulations.

You passed the test. It will be the first of many. The next 10 years will be the true test. While the next tests in your career may not be on paper with multiple choice answers, make no mistake. It is a test. Your person...

June 6, 2017

As a firefighter most of us have Type A personalities and are use to being the one with the right answers and fixing other peoples problems and 9.9 times out of 10 being successful at it! But for the .1% of the time that we fail it is crucial that we learn how to prope...

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