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...


Dr. Dan Madrzykowski: The Future of the Fire Service

Future of the fire service is being driven by changes in our own environment. With new technologies, building materials, and alternative energy systems creating new challenges. Dan notes that the fire service continues to prove that it is resilient in the way they adapt to the changes in the world...


Dr. Dan Madrzykowski: Supporting the American Fire Service

Dr. Dan Madrzykowski has used his training in fire protection engineering and experience in research engineering for over 30 years to help keep firefighters safe and effective. Since 1999, departments and other fire service organizations have embraced how research can benefit firefighters, keep...


Janet Wilmoth: Reflections on the Past and the Future

Having grown up in the fire service, Janet Wilmoth talks about seen a shift of the culture in the fire service over the years. While there is still tradition, the fire service is constantly changing to meet the needs of the world around them and ways to better protect themselves.


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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