""Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it" is a quote attributed to George Santayana, in Reason in Common Sense. Unfortunately, repeating past mistakes is how most people live their lives. Everybody wants to wear the white helmet…"
As important as it is to understand what makes a good leader, it’s equally as important to understand why so many fail in leadership positions. Here is a quick list of some traits associated with poor leadership.1. Lack of passion2. Unclear vision3. Poor communication skills4. Risk aversion5. Callous6. Unethical7. Poor self-management8. Incompetent9. Plays the victim10. Tears others down11. Micromanager12. First to take the credit13. Last to take the blame When someone in an authoritative…See More
Level 2 Fire Instructor, grant writer, fire service author.
Topics you provide training for:
I am co-author of the book "Fireground Operational Guides" (with DC Mike Terpak) and co-creator of www.FireOpsOnline.com (an interactive website providing FREE training and tips for career and volunteer firefighters. Our topics cover everything from the 25 things every probationary firefighter should know and do, to promotional tips for all ranks.)
Areas of expertise:
My book Operational Guides consists of a universal tactical worksheet for structure fires and 70 field guides. A summary of the book can be found on www.commonvalor.com. I have also Developed more than fifty SOP's, and secured more that two million dollars in grant money for my department.
I write for Fire Engineering magazine, and the author of three books including 'Common Valor: True Stories from New Jersey's Bravest'. I am an FDIC instructor who provides specialized leadership and officer development training for organizations throughout the country.
Thanks for the welcome. Contemplating the purchase of your book "Fireground Operational Guides". Although I'm not an officer any more I think I can still offer my thoughts to the IC. Your book covers some interesting topics to ponder. Joe De Laura
Thank you for the invite. I have a ton of questions about grant writing. My Dept Chief has just put me in charge of researching grants for our department and I don't even know where to start. Any advice would be very helpful.
Thanks Frank for the invite. Years ago my "day job" was driving 18 wheelers and I've been to and through Kearny many times. I'm originally from Hagerstown Maryland, and served in the combination department there. My service goes back to the old "tailboard riding, cast iron lunged, leather headed kick the door down and get after it days" Thankfully I've learned a few things since then; mainly due to guys like you from larger departments who takes the time to share their experiences with guys from a small six company combination department like me. Thanks again Frank!!!
Hi ,Thanks for your invite you have lot of knowledge about the subject I really happy to hear from you more . In addition we have a vacancy here in Qatar if you like to work with us its great pressure for me if you’re interested please let me know.
I just read your article on department morale and thought it brought up a lot of good information. I've seen my current department go through a lot of what you talked about. Thanks for getting this important message out there. Take care, Craig
Glad to be your be your brother. I have intentionally avoided establishing a facebook account because I rarely have time to do web based socializing. I consider this...however networking and I honored to be a part of the community. We will talk shop in the near future.
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