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Fire Captain Larry Conley

Fire Captain Larry Conley
Joining host Chris Baker is Larry Conley of Leadership Development Concepts, LLC. They discuss GLUE (Growing Leaders Using Empowerment) and why this personal leadership development program is essential for the future firefighter. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2020/09/01/the-future-firefighter Listen on ...
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Lead Where You Are

Lead Where You Are
Host Chris Baker talks to guests Phoenix (AZ) Battalion Chief Rayne Gray, Fairfax County (VA) Fire Captain Marc Davidson, and Prince William County (VA) Fire Lieutenant Nick Baskerville about leadership and why it's important to lead where you are.  Prince William County (VA) Fire Lieutenant Nick Baskerville, Chris Baker, Fairfax County (VA) F...
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Fire Chief Dennis Rubin

Fire Chief Dennis Rubin
Host Chris Baker discusses Rube's Rules for the Future Firefighter with his guest and mentor Fire Chief Dennis Rubin.  Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/09/24/the-future-firefighter Podcast: The Future Firefighter | Fire Engineering https://www.fireengineering.com/leadership/podcast-the-future-fir...
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Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso

Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso
Host Chris Baker discusses mentoring in the fire service with Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/04/02/the-future-firefighter Resources:  Common Valor http://www.commonvalor.com Author - Frank Viscuso https://fireengineeringbooks.com/frank-viscuso/ Flashpoint: The F...
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Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

Fire Chief Reggie Freeman
Host Chris Baker discusses the topic of community service with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman. "Values and beliefs make up organizational culture. Exercising authentic leadership within that same organization makes a difference."  – Fire Chief Reggie Freeman Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2018/...
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Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski

Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski
Host Chris Baker discusses the entry-level firefighter interview process with guest and mentor Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski.  Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2018/07/31/the-future-firefighter Code 3 Fire Training & Education https://www.code3firetraining.com Chabot College Fire Technology Prog...
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Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5 Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5

Last week we discussed two fundamental character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally essential character traits that will help you achieve success throughout your fire service career:

 

  1. You must maintain a positive attitude, and
  2. Have the mindset of sharing this with others while on duty.

 

The academy and the probationary period can be compared to a pressure cooker.  You will be pushed beyond your physical and mental limits.  However, having a positive attitude with the correct mindset will enable you to overcome this pressure.

 

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Are you a Change Magnet?

Are you a Change Magnet?

Do you embrace change or do you resist it?  Do you approach a conversation with an open mind or do you approach the discussion with a closed mind?  Are you willing to accept technological advances or discredit them?  Are you willing to pull up a chair at the table and join the conversation?

I am a humble public servant.  My ultimate goal and purpose, in my position in the fire service, is to serve the public.  Our customers expect a highly competent professional that will arrive in an effective and efficient manner to mitigate their emergency.  Are you willing to be a change magnet?

The fire service is rapidly approaching the age of discovery in the realm of scientific information.  This scientific data is at the forefront of many conversations and discussions around the firehouse kitchen table.  The application of this scientific data is very difficult to apply, digest and even comprehend.  Are you willing to embrace this information?

In this age of discovery, this scientific information is highlighting information that has already been discovered in the past.  However, in this current age of information, several are reconsidering this preexisting information.  This age of technology is integrated with almost every aspect of the society of today.  For example, smartphones, smart televisions and now even smart refrigerators.  You can see this advancement of technology by attending national fire/ems conferences and walking the exposition floor.  Are you willing to attend these conferences and become familiar with the advancement of this technology in the fire service?

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