Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki says that becoming a leader in the fire service involves three things: education, staying current with the developments in the fire service, and personal skills are all important. He also urges future leaders to identify where their “line in the sand” is.
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Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki talks about building a strong team and empowering them to use their talents to help the group. He also talks about the importance of communication to help stop unsafe practices (Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #4).
Fire Chief Russ Sanders talks about his early career in the fire service and the leadership of Captain John Ridge. He learned about the importance of command presence the role in a company officer in shaping the fire company and the department. He also talks about the importance of fire prevention...
Fire Chief Russ Sanders stresses the importance of work hard, pride, and respect to those entering the fire service. Chief Sanders says the best piece of advice that he has ever received was from John Ridge “you should treat others how you want to be treated.” He remembers this advice from John...
Congressman Steny Hoyer discusses how training and education helps empower firefighters and officers to share their experiences and improve their work. Collective thinking is better than individual training.
Chief Alan Brunacini talks about how your support system is critical to your well-being.
Chief Buckman discusses how patience is needed to become a leader.
Chief Buckman discusses the power of words and how the positive and negative effect on your abilities.