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May 26
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Good Things Are Hard, but Hard Things Are Great

A mentor once told me “Good things are hard but hard things are great.”  It always stuck with me, sadly though he passed away before I could put his great mentorship and guidance to use.  I often think of him in a lot of my daily interactions and regret losing touch as my career took me on a new path.  I share this because I feel his message warrants a larger stage, so with that I’ll keep this as short and to the point as I can.When you’ve failed a test, missed out on a career, didn’t get the…See More
May 26
Rick Lasky and Dave McGlynn are now friends
Apr 18
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Networking for the Future Firefighter

Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition so…See More
Feb 13
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Are You Inspiring Them?

Look at your Fire House right now, look at the people that make it up. Are they being inspired? Do they appear to be a goal setter, the person that gets it or do they lack passion and are just there. Inspiration is an important thing in life, it is a psychological fact that human beings work harder and set goals for success by being inspired.YouLet’s start with you first; are you inspired? What inspires you? Do you find inspiration in something or from someone every day? Can you inspire others?…See More
Feb 3
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

The Power of Reliance

This week I learned something new that I preach about but didn’t fully understand the value of its meaning until this week; Reliance. Such a powerful thing reliance, the ability to rely or depend on someone else exposes so many amazing qualities as a leader.The first quality is TRUST, proving that you can depend on others shows that you trust them, people will work harder at accomplishing the mission if they know that they are trusted to execute it.Second would be exemplifying the word HUMBLE,…See More
Sep 24, 2018
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Be Passionate, But be Good at it

It’s easy to use the word “passion” in this business. It’s easy to have the stickers and the T-shirts and everything else that makes for good marketing in this business. What’s hard is to actually be good at it.For those who know me, reference me as “the passion guy.” I created a class about incorporating passion in your leadership. I have been writing about passion and how it’s a…See More
Aug 15, 2018
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Passion in Leading

Passion is a doubled edged sword. Knowing which side of the sword to use and when defines us as leaders and as firefighters. This page is designed to help motivate leaders and aspiring leaders by incorporating passion in their leadership style.See More
Aug 3, 2018
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

The Pursuit of Happiness

 What comes to mind when you hear “The Pursuit of Happiness?” For me it’s a lot of things, first would be finding what makes you happy. What makes you feel fulfilled? What brings you joy? What defines success to you?Success. That’s what we feel defines true happiness. Be that as it may, then what defines success?The word pursuit is defined as an effort to secure or attain with synonyms…See More
Jul 3, 2018
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Why We Do It

I was watching a Simon Sinek “Ted Talks” motivational video on Leadership. He spoke on something that opened my eyes, he said “why do we do it?”Instantly my brain adjusted to referencing how that statement could apply to me as well as the people I work with and more importantly the people we serve. I first started with why I became a Firefighter.Why did I become a Firefighter? Such an odd question that when asked many of us are seemingly caught off guard and can’t describe it. The most summed…See More
Jun 11, 2018
Dave McGlynn and Christopher Baker are now friends
May 2, 2018
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Rechargeable Batteries

Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International is considered by many in the Fire Service as “the Greatest Show on Earth.” This is a place where Chiefs, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Firefighters and all walks of life in Emergency Services come to learn, network and more importantly get their batteries recharged.Batteries Recharged? This got me thinking…As I walked through the show room and the halls and took in every second of everything I could that was offered during this amazingly…See More
May 2, 2018

Profile Information

Lives in:
Carlisle, PA
Department:
West Point Fire Dept. (USMA)
Title/rank:
Training Chief
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership, Motivation
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 3, Fire Instructor 3, 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, Building Training Programs, Networking.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Engine Co Ops, Training Program Development
Bio:
Dave McGlynn has over 18 years of experience in Fire & Emergency Services in both Municipal & Federal Fire Departments where he has served as a Firefighter, Driver/Operator and Company Officer. Dave served as a Station Captain for the Carlisle Barracks Fire Department at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA before being promoted to the Chief of the Training Division for the West Point Fire Department at the US Military Academy, NY. He is the Lead Instructor for “Passion in Leading” & “Building a Training Network.” Along with being a Fire Instructor and Public Speaker Dave is also the host of the Fire Engineering Podcast “Networking for Success” as well as a regular contributor for Fire Engineering and one of the Featured Presenters at FDIC International.
Web site:
http://www.facebook.com/passioninleading

Dave McGlynn's Blog

Good Things Are Hard, but Hard Things Are Great

A mentor once told me “Good things are hard but hard things are great.”  It always stuck with me, sadly though he passed away before I could put his great mentorship and guidance to use.  I often think of him in a lot of my daily interactions and regret losing touch as my career took me on a new path.  I share this because I feel his message warrants a larger stage, so with that I’ll keep this as short and to the point as I can.

When you’ve failed a test, missed out on a career,…

Continue

Posted on May 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

Networking for the Future Firefighter

Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition…

Continue

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:00am

Are You Inspiring Them?

Look at your Fire House right now, look at the people that make it up. Are they being inspired? Do they appear to be a goal setter, the person that gets it or do they lack passion and are just there. Inspiration is an important thing in life, it is a psychological fact that human beings work harder and set goals for success by being inspired.

You

Let’s start with you first; are you inspired? What inspires you? Do you find inspiration in something or from…

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Posted on February 3, 2019 at 9:22am

The Power of Reliance

This week I learned something new that I preach about but didn’t fully understand the value of its meaning until this week; Reliance. Such a powerful thing reliance, the ability to rely or depend on someone else exposes so many amazing qualities as a leader.



The first quality is TRUST, proving that you can depend on others shows that you trust them, people will work harder at accomplishing the mission if they know that they are trusted to execute it.



Second would be…

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Posted on September 24, 2018 at 9:13am

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