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Personal Accountability in Today's Volunteer Fire Service

The Importance of Individual Accountability in the Volunteer Fire Service.

“A different perspective on the issues plaguing volunteer departments”

     Two years ago I set out with a…


Posted on November 18, 2018 at 8:20pm

The Black Helmet Perspective - A Reflection For Volunteers

The Black Helmet Perspective

“A must have consideration for volunteer leadership”

They’re situated in every firehouse across America. Men or women instilled into leadership positions who can’t carry the responsibility and duty in which a leadership…


Posted on August 13, 2018 at 1:30pm

The Berlin Wall - Overcoming Generational Boundaries

  Almost every department across the country has has that one neighboring department. The one department that five, ten, or twenty years ago did something to shake the foundation of trust. From that incident, years of rumors, distrust, and animosity grew between your departments. You’re naive to think these situations don’t exist because they do, and they’re every bit as dangerous as the IDLH environments we face. How in…


Posted on June 4, 2018 at 12:30pm

Preparing Members For Growth Mindset

“Preparing New Members For A Growth Mindset”

by Matt Beakas

     Becoming a firefighter takes poise, stamina, physical strength and more importantly, mental…


Posted on May 9, 2018 at 3:30pm

Profile Information

Lives in:
Northwest, Ohio
Providence Township Fire & Rescue
Firefighter / EMT
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, Retention, Officer Development, Community Relations and Collaboration.
Professional Qualifications:
Live-Fire Instructor
Fire Instructor
Fire Officer I & II
Firefighter II
Swiftwater Technician
Ice Rescue Technician I & II
Auto Extrication Technician I
Machinery Entrapment Technician I
Rope Level I
Confined Space I
Topics you provide training for:
Officer Development Programs
Modern Leadership Practices For Volunteer Departments
Areas of expertise:
The volunteer fire service has undergone tremendous change in the past two decades. Has your department grown and evolved with the changing times? Is it falling further behind? Is your volunteer department struggling with stagnant leadership, attendance issues, recruitment, retention, and training. Our team takes an in-depth look at modern leadership practices for volunteer department success. We will discuss ways to address, plan, and implement positive changes within your department.

Every leader needs professional development. Exposure to fresh ideas, peer collaboration, and guidance on managing their department problems.

Enlightened Leadership Team:

Matt Beakas - Providence Township Fire & Rescue
Ron Kay - Chief, Washington Township & Toledo Fire Department
Brandon Westerman - Bowling Green Fire Division
Published Content:

* Mentoring Volunteers Today - Fire/Rescue Magazine
* The Volunteer Playbook - Fire/Rescue Magazine

Twitter Pages:
@Enlightened Leadership

@Enlightend Leadership

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Jun 17, 2022

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