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While you were out, there was a fire. Thoughts on Leadership from FDIC

Leadership When No One Is Watching Every year in April approximately 30,000 brothers and sisters of the fire service descend on Indianapolis, Indiana for Fire Engineering’s Fire Department Instructor’s Conference: FDIC. For the past few years I’ve been proud to count myself among them as both a student and a teacher. It is an amazing event that educates the mind, ...

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Following The Rules for Educators

While this post is in reference to an incident that occurred at a conference presentation, the rules for educators apply to any kind of education including in-house, open-to-the-public, formal academic or informal pick-up drill. If you teach, read on...

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2015 Arrives!

New Year, New Challenges, New Opportunities In the past year first responders encountered a number of extremely difficult challenges. There were large-scale responses and small-town tragedies, there were personal tragedies and global budget problems; but through it all first responders around the world shouldered the weight of protecting those in need. 2015 arrives with a world of potential. What is ...

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