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Courage Under Fire Leadership:  7 Deadly Sins - Part 1

Instructor: Steve Prziborowski

This is part 1 of a 2 part class. Attendees will be exposed to 7 deadly sins: 7 different things that can either make or break a typical day at the firehouse, while driving your apparatus and/or using your tools and equipment, or while on the emergency scene. Current and past situations (positive and negative) that have occurred in the fire service around the Country will be shared and discussed, not to Monday-morning quarterback or critique, but instead to offer the attendees an opportunity to be exposed to some of the challenges they may likely face at some point of their career. Areas discussed include but are not limited to firehouse daily activities, emergency responses, personnel issues, training and administrative duties. Regardless of your current or future rank, there will be numerous key takeaways that can be applied the next time you are on duty.


 

Courage Under Fire Leadership:  7 Ways to Win - Part 2

Instructor: Steve Prziborowski

This is part 2 of the class. Attendees will be exposed to 7 ways to win: 7 different things that can either make or break a typical day at the firehouse, while driving your apparatus and/or using your tools and equipment, or while on the emergency scene. Current and past situations (positive and negative) that have occurred in the fire service around the Country will be shared and discussed, not to Monday-morning quarterback or critique, but instead to offer the attendees an opportunity to be exposed to some of the challenges they may likely face at some point of their career. Areas discussed include but are not limited to firehouse daily activities, emergency responses, personnel issues, training and administrative duties. Regardless of your current or future rank, there will be numerous key takeaways that can be applied the next time you are on duty.

 

Habits of Highly Effective Incident Commanders

Instructor: Kevin Ward

Safe, efficient and effective firegrounds are led by high performing incident commanders. Correlations exist between dysfunctional incident commanders and line of duty deaths. In a world of low frequency high risk events such as structure fires, developing successful habits will aid the IC in providing the leadership and structure necessary to achieve high performance. This course will cover many aspects and successful habits with practical applications and incident specific tactics.

 

Outline:

--Functional vs Dysfunctional Command Operations

--LODDs and Poor Command Correlation

--What does a high performing incident commander look like?

--What kind of “habits” do they have?

--Strategic Principles- Are we using the right playbook?

--Efficient and Effective Practical Application

--Support Officer/FIT/Aide use

  • Tactical Worksheets & “T” boxes 

  • “ERUPTTT” acronym for Maydays

  • Effective fireground communications

     

Are You Ready for the Collar Brass?

Instructors:

Kevin Ward (Part 1)

Paul Sullivan (Part 2)

No position in the fire service is more crucial than the company officer!

As the supervisor of the frontline direct service delivery team, no one is in a better position to effect the crew and the public in a positive way.

We hope to help existing and future company officers make a successful transition to the company officer leadership role, both around the station and at the emergency scene.

Many practical applications will be covered to include:

·       Increasing your leadership skills & abilities

·       Interpersonal relationships and understanding personality types

·       Working effectively as a team

·       Your role as the leader, commander & trainer

·       Mentoring future leaders

·       Customer Service skills & firefighter empowerment

Dealing with the Tough Stuff: A Discipline Primer for Leaders

Instructor: Paul Sullivan

Dealing with disciplinary problems is one of the toughest issues a company officer will face. We are programmed to be get along and function like family – so knowing how to correct bad behavior does not always come naturally. In this class we will discuss the meaning of discipline and how culture impacts our ability to discipline. We will discuss the difference between Property and Non-Property Right Discipline, as well as laws and rules affecting how we impart discipline; to include an employee’s constitutional right to due process. We will provide real-world examples and explain best practices when it comes to writing-up an employee and follow this with situational exercises.


 

Rescue Me – Managing Employee Fires

Instructor: Jesse Quinalty

Most Fire Officers and Chiefs will fight more fires in the station then they will out in the streets. This program will utilize basic fireground terminology to break down and make sense of employee coaching, counseling and disciplinary procedures. It will apply such firefighter knowledge as conducting a size up, which will include looking at the building construction (How the employee is built as well as the condition of the building), the extent and location of the fire (the problem) and doing a risk assessment.

 

Once these observations are considered then a strategy can be determined and tactics can be put in place. We will then utilize the acronym RECEO to determine what tactics to use when dealing with a problem employee. We will also focus on using Fire Prevention, Education, Pre-Planning and Fire Behavior Recognition Training (Reading Smoke) to prevent fires (problems) and keep them small. We will also compare hostile fire events such as rapid fire progression, flashover, backdraft and smoke explosions to the more difficult personnel issues.

The course will end with conducting several “Fire Simulations” using video and role player scenarios for the students.


Reverse Engineering the Future

Instructor:  Steven Shepard, Ph.D.
This presentation is about leadership. It doesn’t focus on a particular industry, technology, application or service. Instead, it examines an ability, a quality, that too many companies – and agencies – appear to be bereft of today: the ability to move in a highly focused manner toward a desired goal during times of enormous, disruptive change. 

No one can deny the importance of managing change in companies today –  there is more to running a successful company than simply managing the progression of change. Management visionary Tom Peters observed repeatedly that we must “learn to love change as much as we hated it in the past” if we are to meet the demands of the increasingly competitive marketplace. Even Charles Darwin understood this construct. Contrary to belief, he never said or wrote anything about ‘survival of the fittest.’ What he did say was that those that survive are not the smartest or strongest, but rather those that are most adaptable to change.

 

The Quest for Success

Instructor:  Mark Emery
How do you define success? Leadership development begins with the definition of ‘success.’ Genuine, meaningful success is more important than mere acquisition or achievement. A promotion is achievement – not success; the accumulation of money, a bigger house, or the latest digital gizmo is acquisition – not success. Meaningful success is a Zen-like quality that is simple and powerful. Once you choose Honorable Success, you will possess a gift that is beyond the value of achievement or the acquisition of ‘stuff.’ While sculpting your leadership you must chisel-away years of negative baggage that has been reinforced by competition, comparison, and rationalization. It requires time and energy but once genuine success is revealed, you will be a new person – ready to become a leadership masterpiece!

 

Embracing the Honorable Success concept will improve your life, your family, and your fire department.

 

The Essentials of Honorable Leadership   |  Parts 1-2-3

Instructor:  Mark Emery
If all learned skills must begin with the fundamentals, what are the fundamentals of leadership? This program will provide essential fundamentals for establishing a legacy of genuine Honorable Leadership. The Essentials of Honorable Leadership will provide a template of internal leadership attributes and characteristics that will enable the external manifestation of an Honorable Leader.

 

During this workshop will discover essentials for crafting Honorable Leadership in your life and in your fire station. Using a compelling presentation and leadership worksheets you will:
1. Discover how Trust can become the most valuable asset in your life and in your fire station.
2. Recognize why it is important to differentiate leadership from supervision and management.
4. Identify key distinctions between Intrinsic Leadership and the Extrinsic Leader.
5. Discover the seven elements of Attitude that will serve as the foundation for developing personal 
and professional leadership.
6. Identify the six components of Character that are essential for developing Honorable Leadership.
7. Understand how role and responsibility Preparation is essential for establishing a legacy of 
Honorable Leadership.
8. Appreciate how the combination of Attitude, Character, Preparation, and Moral Courage will enable you to achieve and maintain genuine 'command presence’ (poise and confidence).
9. Realize that skill — Rock-Solid Fundamentals — will serve as the heart of your Honorable Leadership.
11. Using the Honorable Leadership Template to achieve and sustain Honorable Success in your life and in your career.

 

Time Management When There is NO Time

Instructor: Jesse Quinalty

This course covers basic time management strategies which are often associated with people management. This program will cover topics including monitoring subordinates, delegating, managing upwards, decision making, the time wedge, completing projects, filing and appointment systems, procrastination nation and dealing with crisis.  The program will culminate with some time management exercises and an "In box" exercise.

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