Recently a colleague reminded me of a discussion I started twelve years ago on the roadblocks associated with leadership. I felt the discussion was quite spirited and educational for us all. The question was: "What do you feel is the most significant roadblock to building a team, any team. From an engine company, station crew or battalion to a special operations team such as hazardous materials or technical rescue?"Being the lifelong learners we are, I am curious how the answers change, or…See More
Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
Leadership, Communication, and Collaboration are three critical needs of the growing roles and responsibilities we spare in public service.
MA (Organizational Management; BA (Organizational Management). AAS (Public Service-Fire Science and Para-medicine); NFA Training Program Management, NFA Fire Service Course Design; Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command MGT-314
There are no experts. Nothing in emergency Services is an individual event; every event in emergency services is a learning opportunity.
Organizational Development and Emergency Services Leadership are my passion.
Scott Richardson is a third generation firefighter and a member of the fire service since 1983. His current assignment is Battalion Chief-4, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Scott is the former Coordinator of the South Metro Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team. He is graduate of the National Fire Academy Training Program Management course, a Colorado state certified fire instructor and fire officer, and a primary faculty member for the Community College of Aurora Public Safety Program and the Metro Regional Technical Rescue Team. He is the founder of EMPOWER2Evolve, LLC. Scott instructs regionally and nationally, specifically on emergency services leadership and organizational development.
I am the training officer for the Hugo VFD in Hugo Colorado. I was looking at your web site for trainings and was wondering if you guys would consider coming out to our area and teaching and what some of the pricing was. You can contact me here or on my email email@example.com
Thanks Brother! This site has been a big help for me. Sometimes I think I am beating my head against a wall, only to see everyone else shares the same frustration. Thank you for the encouraging words. Be safe Brotha!
Sorry for the delay, The door prop has been moved while we consolidate fire departments. the training division is preparing a presentation on it. I will post that (as long as they are okay with it) once it is done.
I've got the VHS video in my library. I'll covert the segment over to MPEG. The incident occured in Washington State. Its on an old NFA Firefighter Safety video. Will get back to you when its converted.
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