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Dr. Dan Madrzykowski: Lessons Learned

Dr. Dan Madrzykowski talks about an experiment early on in his career that drove home the importance of sharing information that could potentially change the outcome of an incident. He stresses the responsibility of every firefighter to be the eyes and ears of the incident commander on the...


Chief Steve Hirsch: Lessons Learned at an Incident

For Chief Steve Hirsch, his department’s response to a fatal Christmas fire reminds him of the dedication and compassion of the nation’s volunteer fire service. Leadership isn’t always about rank, sometimes it’s about putting your heart into whatever you’re doing.


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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