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Dave McGlynn
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  • Carlisle, PA
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Lives in:
Carlisle, PA
West Point Fire Dept. (USMA)
Training Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership, Motivation
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 3, Fire Instructor 2, Fire Inspector 2, Driver/Operator Pumper, EMT, HMT, HMIC, CSR Technical Rescue
Topics you provide training for:
Motivational Leadership Development, Practical Skills, Engine Company Ops, On-boarding new employees.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Engine Co Ops, In-Processing new employees.
16 years of Fire & Emergency Services experience in both Municipal and Federal Fire Departments as a Volunteer & Career Firefighter. Chief Training Officer for to the US Military Academy West Point (NY), Pennsylvania State Fire Instructor and the Owner and Lead Instructor for Passion in Leading as well as a contributor for Fire Engineering and a Featured presenter at FDIC 2018.
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Dave McGlynn's Blog

Is it a Job or a Living?

Almost 20 years since the day you first started this, you used to say to yourself “I can’t wait to get on the job.” Years of mental stress, physical stress, time away from family and lost friendships over Fire House politics have taken their toll on you. You ask yourself “has this become a job?”

In every fire house across America there is someone just like you, someone who has lost their motivation, lost their desire…


Posted on May 24, 2017 at 11:17am

Quality vs. Quantity

I’m going to try something different, instead of sitting at the kitchen table in the fire house let’s pull up the chair that sits vacant most nights but is where your presence is most requested…our dining room tables.…


Posted on December 22, 2016 at 6:19am

Loved or Feared?

There’s a movie that I love called “A Bronx Tale” and in the movie there’s a question.. “is it better to be loved or feared?”

There’s an old study that there are only three types of Leadership; Democratic, Dictative and Autocratic. In my experience there are many more than just those three. I have been blessed to work with some of the best and worst leaders one…


Posted on July 8, 2016 at 5:30pm

The Power of Words

You can do it. I believe in you. If you set your mind to it, it can be done. I’m proud of you. You did a great job!... These are just a few of some of the phrases that gets us going, some of the things that when we hear we get that “second wind.”…


Posted on May 4, 2016 at 9:00am

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