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Troy J. Bonfield
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Five Dysfunctions of a Team for the Fire Service Instructor

In Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he discusses 5 principles that are essential to success as a team. Patrick lists the five dysfunctions as Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results.  Let’s discuss how these principles can be applied by the fire service instructor to not only ensure success of the individual, but also how those same individuals can learn how to function in a team environment with…See More
Nov 30, 2020
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Troy J. Bonfield posted a blog post

Do What You Know is Right, Because You Matter

I recently had a conversation with fellow firefighters about the importance of documenting their exposures after a fire.  Most of them said that they agree that it is an important part of post fire procedures and state they wish the process was more convenient. So, I created an online survey that they can access on their phone and fill it out in a matter of seconds.…See More
Aug 23, 2019

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Lives in:
Liberty Township, Ohio
Department:
Washington Township Fire Department
Title/rank:
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
25
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing and increase in run volume
Professional Qualifications:
Fire and EMS Instructor
ISFSI Member
ISFSI Training Officer Credential
Topics you provide training for:
Fire
EMS
Technical Rescue
Leadership and Officer Development
Areas of expertise:
Fire and Emergency Services
Leadership and Officer Development
Disaster Medical Response
Bio:
A 25-year veteran of the fire service and is currently the Training and Safety Captain with the West Chester Fire Department. I have 10 years of EMS supervisory experience with both urban and suburban fire departments and have served as a firefighter in volunteer, military and career environments. I serve as a Medical Specialist with the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue program and am assigned to the Ohio Task Force One. I also serve on the Butler County Incident Management Team in the Operations Section.

Troy J. Bonfield's Blog

Five Dysfunctions of a Team for the Fire Service Instructor

In Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he discusses 5 principles that are essential to success as a team. Patrick lists the five dysfunctions as Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results.  Let’s discuss how these principles can be applied by the fire service instructor to not only ensure success of the individual, but also how those same individuals can learn how to function in a team environment with…

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Posted on November 30, 2020 at 8:00am

Do What You Know is Right, Because You Matter

I recently had a conversation with fellow firefighters about the importance of documenting their exposures after a fire.  Most of them said that they agree that it is an important part of post fire procedures and state they wish the process was more convenient. So, I created an online survey that they can access on…

Continue

Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:38pm

The 5 "F's" of Delegation

As you move up the ladder in your career, you naturally acquire more responsibilities. At some point you will reach a level where we can no longer personally accomplish all of the programs, projects and tasks you are responsible for. If you continue to try to go it alone, productivity and quality of work begins to suffer. Eventually, you will find yourself…
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Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:00am

So You Want to Be a Company Officer

As with most firefighters, it is in our DNA to aspire to have more impact. In the fire service that often translates into promoting within the ranks. Many are fortunate enough to promote and are successful as company officers. Others for whatever reason may choose not to or may never be successful in promoting and remain a firefighter for their entire…

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Posted on February 26, 2019 at 8:39pm

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