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Douglas K. Cline's Blog – July 2015 Archive (7)

True Officer Development

Officer development is far more than just attending classes.

To truly develop you must  combine a servant leadership attitude with training, education and professional experiences accompanied by sound leadership and mentoring to get a quality…


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 31, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Overhauling a Training Program Part II

The Overhaul    

     Cultural Change for a Safer Fire Service…it starts with ATTITUDE and TRAINING!  The first step is looking at what is already in place in your department.  If someone has developed something and it is seems to be working, then maybe all it needs is a little tweak. But remember there is always room for improvement. If…


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 31, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

Leading by Example

The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity. - Dwight Eisenhower

Question is are you a leader who leads by example, with strong ethics and morals?'.


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 31, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

Fire and Training on FE Talk Radio

Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 22, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Fire and Training

Join me on Wednesday evening 7/22/15 at 7:30pm for the next edition  of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering  Talk Radio.  Joining me will be colleagues Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as we explore Training and Operations for Today's Main Street fires.  The discussions will include building construction, renovations or lack thereof, structural stability, re-appropriated use,…


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 21, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Overhauling a Training Program

    A training program that is not comprehensive, effective and / or efficient must be changed!  When you consider how events have impacted our operations in recent years, we as the fire service have taken on EMS, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Terrorism  just to name a…


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 21, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

The Building Blocks of a Winning Team

As America’s fire service witnesses the retirements of the baby boomers, it is critical that leadership continue to build solid winning teams.  It is important that we drill into the heart of what it takes to create a winning team in an evolving fire service.  The foundation of the future modern fire service will be based on the creation and communication of a vision and setting goals that focus on the many new talents of the younger members of this great profession and utilizing their…


Added by Douglas K. Cline on July 8, 2015 at 8:08pm — No Comments

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