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Dave McGlynn
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Mar 9
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

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.There are few professions that have the privilege to serve their Country, communities and the public. The Military is…See More
Dec 22, 2016
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Dec 20, 2016
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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 can come across. Yes, I say that I am blessed to have been able to work with what I would consider a poor leader because their bad…See More
Jul 8, 2016
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

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.”One of my biggest mentors and a person who I have had the pleasure of having in…See More
May 4, 2016
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Inheriting Abused Firefighters

Have you ever watched that commercial that shows all the beaten dogs with the “Arms of an Angel” song by Sarah McLachlan playing in the background? I was up late one night and that sad commercial came on and it dawned on me, there are Firefighters who are abused by their previous leaders.For years in every firehouse across the world there have been leaders who verbally abuse or neglect their people. These Firefighters might have the potential to be some of the best people for that organization…See More
Apr 25, 2016
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Life Happened

One minute you and your girlfriend are talking about getting married, you both feel that you’re sole mates and begin to joke and fantasize about how awesome it would be to be married and make a family. Next minute you’re missing vacations, missing parties, no more date nights and calling out sick at work to take care of a sick kid.I know that my first true love was the Fire Service, I dated a few different girls throughout my first 7 years of being a fireman and couldn’t get any of them to…See More
Feb 17, 2016
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Dream On

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoken over 50 years ago in a speech that changed our way of life, our perception and view on culture and reminded us what we as Americans stand for, what we stood for and what we should stand for. He started it with four simple words, four words that made the audience know…See More
Jan 19, 2016
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Stay Humble

As we close 2015 and move into a new chapter in our journey by welcoming in 2016, let's look back at how things went.For me 2015 was a challenge but through every challenge comes reward. I found out I am going to be a Father again, I started my own company, I was booked to present my Leadership Development class and open for Frank Viscuso, I was able to meet in person three of my mentors, men who I've followed and looked up to for years. Those men were so humble, they took time to talk to me,…See More
Dec 31, 2015
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

The Unmentionable Sickness

Sometimes in our lives, We all have pain, we all have sorrow…Some of us have talked about this, and some of us are too afraid to and I understand that. However after the news of the Kansas City Firefighter who tragically died after suffering from the illness we all pretend doesn’t exist called Depression, I felt the need to write…See More
Dec 19, 2015
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Being Thankful

With the Thanksgiving season here I had an opportunity to reflect on things. A lot of us don’t realize that Thanksgiving isn’t just a time to eat great food and a whole lot of it, (well part of it is). But it also represents a time to reflect, a time to look back and look at yourself now and be thankful of where you were to where you are now.As Fireman we aren’t often thanked, we find ourselves under constant scrutiny and have to fall victim of today’s “political ways” which we like to call…See More
Nov 26, 2015
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

My 9/11 Story

With the 14th anniversary of 9/11 here I felt the need to tell my 9/11 story.I signed up for the local volunteer fire department in June 2001. In July of 2001 I had to participate in the department’s physical agility test. The part that I hold close is that I was the last member of that department to have this fond memory. While climbing to the top of the 100 foot aerial stick I heard the operator’s voice speak on the speakers mounted at the top of the stick. After I assured him I was ok, he…See More
Sep 11, 2015
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Aug 31, 2015
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"I just want to point out how rewarding a job like this can be. Thanks to all those who have inspired me and continue to inspire me. #blessed"
Aug 31, 2015
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

A Fireman's Wife

A strong, good willed, open-minded, patient, listener but most importantly supporter walks into the room. This is a person with integrity, with values, a person who puts themselves second and lives to help and support others. No, I’m not talking about the Fireman, I’m talking about the Fireman’s wife.I was driving the other day…See More
Aug 28, 2015

Profile Information

Lives in:
Carlisle, PA
Department:
West Point Fire Dept. (USMA)
Title/rank:
Chief of Training
Years of public service:
15
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership, Motivation
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 2, 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.
Bio:
15 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
Web site:
http://www.facebook.com/passioninleading

Dave McGlynn's Blog

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 5:53pm

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.”…

Continue

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 9:00am

Inheriting Abused Firefighters

Have you ever watched that commercial that shows all the beaten dogs with the “Arms of an Angel” song by Sarah McLachlan playing in the background? I was up late one night and that sad commercial came on and it dawned on me, there are Firefighters who are abused by their previous leaders.

For years in every firehouse across the world there have been leaders who verbally abuse or neglect their people. These Firefighters might have the potential to be some of the best people for that…

Continue

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 9:00pm

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