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They aren't you... And that's ok!

“I just don’t understand the kids being hired these days.” How many times have we all heard this? I am sure too many times to count. Chances are that it is usually being said by an officer who is trying to lead these newly hired firefighters. There is a fairly good chance that the same thing was said when that person entered the fire service as well. In this article, I will discuss a few areas that officers seem to struggle to connect with their newer firefighters. Let us examine this thought…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Oklahoma City
Department:
OKCFD
Title/rank:
District Chief
Years of public service:
22
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Personnel development, communication, embracing diversity and inclusion.
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer I & II, Oklahoma Executive Fire Officer, Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership, Tactics, EMS
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, and personnel development, multi-alarm responses, EMS
Bio:
Entered the fire service in 1999, worked up through the ranks making Sergeant in 2007, Captain in 2014, and District Chief in 2020. Instructs Fire Officer I & II for the Oklahoma City Fire Department, attended the Oklahoma Executive Fire Leadership Program cohort in 2018, and went back as a facilitator in 2019.

Derrick Kiel's Blog

They aren't you... And that's ok!

“I just don’t understand the kids being hired these days.” How many times have we all heard this? I am sure too many times to count. Chances are that it is usually being said by an officer who is trying to lead these newly hired firefighters. There is a fairly good chance that the same thing was said when that person entered the fire service as well. In this article, I will discuss a few areas that officers seem to struggle to connect with their newer…

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