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John Dixon
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  • Sussex, NJ
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Lives in:
New Jersey
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter Behavior
Fire Behavior
John is a career fire officer with an urban fire department in New Jersey and has over 20 years in the fire service. He has earned his fire officer (FO) credentials from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a National Fire Academy Alumni. John has a passion for training, mentoring, and inspiring up-and-coming officers and firefighters. He has served as an Instructor with the Bergen County Fire Academy, a member of Project Kill the Flashover, and currently serves as the NJ State Lead Advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

John believes that his time as a U.S. Marine engrained several fundamental
fire service principles—discipline, education, and servant leadership. He is passionate about helping others in seeking continuous improvement through providing cutting-edge training and education.

John’s definition of success is seeing those that he has trained, mentored, and inspired become great leaders themselves. It is his desire that these leaders inspire other firefighters to do the same—thus having a positive ripple effect on the fire service.

John has presented at International, National & Regional Conferences such as: The International Fire Rescue Training Academy (Germany), Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, Ohio Fire & EMS Expo, FDIC, the Center for Public Safety Excellence Conference , South Carolina Fire Rescue Conference, just to name a few.
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We Are On The Same Team…Right?

The Fire Service is changing.  Yet, some would argue that it isn’t and we still hold true to our cultures, traditions, and mission.  I would like to offer up a different perspective – a view of which I’m certain that will receive ridicule from those who do not like change.  For…


Posted on August 20, 2017 at 9:24am

Leadership Exemplified - How to BE the Example

Most of us in the fire and emergency services would agree that leadership matters and is vital to the successful outcomes of any organization. We could also agree that many so called leadership gurus and fire service personalities are out on the…


Posted on July 25, 2017 at 2:14pm

Identifying Morals, Values, and Principles – How To Become The Best Version of YOU!

There are plenty leaders standing alone on the proverbial organizational island. It has been said time and time again “the higher up the food chain we ascend, the lonelier we may become.” Why is this so? Perhaps we may have lost sight of how vital our values and principles transcend any leadership style. Let’s…


Posted on July 14, 2017 at 12:00pm

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At 3:55pm on July 14, 2017, Tommy Goran said…

Glad to see ya on here John! Stay safe brother


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