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Dr. Denise Smith: The Future of Research in the Fire Service

Dr. Denise Smith describes the bright future and the change in the fire service over the last ten years, with the adoption of evidence-based research and the available FIRE ACT grant funding. These partnerships and resources help them better serve their communities and being safe and on the...


Bill Webb: Leading the Congressional Fire Service

Bill Webb discusses how much the fire service has changed and about the passion many have to keep our firefighters safe. He urges all firefighters who want to be great leaders, no matter what their rank, to keep pursing education and be accountable for their actions.


Dr. Denise Smith: Saving Firefighters Lives Through Research

Sudden cardiac events are the leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths, but it also leads to early retirements and non-fatal events on the fireground or during operations. Dr. Smith’s works to detect cardiovascular disease and managing the risk factors we can decrease the burden of...


Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki: Lessons Learned from an Incident

Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki recalls a call from early in his career as a fire officer, where a victim was trapped in a well. Not only did that incident involve an out of the box solution, but it involved a great deal communication with the victim, and later on with the rescuers when they reviewed...


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About the Series

Inspiration for the Next Generation of Fire Service Leadership

The Legacies in Leadership video series captures thoughts from fire service leaders with advice for the next generation of leaders. Viewers will hear how the nation's fire service legacies started their careers, learn about the impact of notable emergency incidents, and perspectives on how the fire service has changed and what the future holds.

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