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Teaching Your Thoroughbred

As leaders, we must understand how to give power away and to reign it in, within boundaries.  Leaders who mentor those under them must relate this to the way that a race horse is trained.  We hire employees and recruit volunteers who are essentially thoroughbreds.  Strong, energetic, and have an enthusiasm for “running.” If were to buy a race horse, then you certainly wouldn’t be afraid to let it run.  Yet, as leaders we sometimes don’t recognize the fact that our thoroughbreds need to…See More
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Lives in:
Appling, Ga
Department:
Columbia County Fire Rescue
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
19
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Growth
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer 3
Hazmat Tech
Topics you provide training for:
HAZMAT
Leadership
Engine Ops
Mentoring
Areas of expertise:
Engine Ops
HAZMAT
Leadership
Bio:
David is a 19 year member of the fire service and currently serves as a Lieutenant and coassigned to the Training Division with the Columbia County Fire Rescue (Ga.) and a part time Firefighter with Grovetown (Ga) DPS. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Firefighter's Association, National Volunteer Fire Council State Director, and was Secretary of IFSTA's Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator 3rd Edition Curriculum Committee, , and is an ER Supervisor with HEPACO LLC. As an active instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy and in private industry, David is constantly engaged with teaching live fire, leadership, HAZMAT, and Firefighter Survival/RIT classes.

David Bullard's Blog

Teaching Your Thoroughbred

As leaders, we must understand how to give power away and to reign it in, within boundaries.  Leaders who mentor those under them must relate this to the way that a race horse is trained.  We hire employees and recruit volunteers who are essentially thoroughbreds.  Strong, energetic, and have an enthusiasm for “running.” If were to buy a race horse, then you certainly wouldn’t be afraid to let it run.  Yet, as leaders we sometimes don’t recognize the fact that our thoroughbreds need to…

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