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Metro Atlanta
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Industrial fire department
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FireServiceSLT is a free training and resource website.
Topics you provide training for:
Instructor Development
Training Officer Development
Crew Resource Management
FF Injuries and LODD's
Brian Ward, Chief of Emergency Operations, Georgia Pacific – Madison (GA). Author of Fire Engineering - Training Officer’s Toolbox and Managing Editor for the Training Officer’s Desk Reference. Brian serves on the ISFSI Board of Directors. He is a member of the Georgia Smoke Divers, currently working on his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University and Founder of
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Leadership Lessons from Lt. General Hal Moore

If you are unsure of who Lt. General Hal Moore is I would encourage you to research one of the most decorated war time heroes in modern history.  In fact, General Norman Schwarzkopf, who was a student of Lt. General Hal Moore at West Point, calls him one of his “heroes.” General Moore was born in Bardstown, Kentucky; a small town of 11,700 people, per the 2010 census records. How does a small-town gentleman rise to be one of the most decorated military figures in history? I believe he lived…


Posted on December 21, 2016 at 6:32pm

Barn Boss Leadership on Team Building

How often do we actually train on performing as a team? How often do we examine what we do as a team that makes us function effectively or fail effectively? As firefighters we train constantly to function as part of a team, however, do we always carry that to the field? When a team has worked together and has bonded, they seem to function as the right hand knows without saying what the left hand is doing. A fire brother on mine, David Bullard,…


Posted on November 22, 2016 at 2:23pm

The Power of Team Building - Inches Away

This particular morning was like any other except I happened to be at home instead of work, waiting on the AC Repairman. I awoke about 0630 to go for my morning run as a fire call came in with an address one road down from my residence in the small town where I volunteer. In this volunteer department I am a firefighter at rank and I follow orders instead of the typical giving of them in my career status. While I do not shy away from speaking up, I feel it is important to listen and be…


Posted on October 20, 2016 at 7:33am

Pay it Forward - Mentoring

Many people consider mentoring as a formal program that occurs in someone else’s department. Or, maybe there is one or two people in your life that gave you advice from time to time. However, I would argue that mentoring can be formal but the most powerful transformations are developed from informal mentoring. I have been fortunate to have surrounded myself, on purpose and by luck, with tremendous mentors in my life. It should not be good enough for any of us to just go home after every…


Posted on September 19, 2016 at 9:42am

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At 10:18pm on April 12, 2010, Brian Ward GSD # 644 said…
Sorry I missed you in Cherokee last Thursday, I was not able to attend the Everyone Goes Home, maybe you will be some where close later on that I can attend. I finished the FLAMES program this weekend and hve been covered up. See ya son
At 9:37pm on February 6, 2010, Brian Ward "FireServiceSLT" said…
Board of Directors for Gwinnett County Leadership and Safety Conference have been selected. Dates and speakers coming soon for 2011 Conference.

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