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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…

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Posted on November 18, 2018 at 7:20pm

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…

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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…

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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,…

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Posted on May 9, 2018 at 3:30pm

Profile Information

Lives in:
Northwest, Ohio
Department:
Middelton Township Fire & Rescue
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, Retention, Officer Development, Community Relations and Collaboration.
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership
Mentoring
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 - Middleton Township Fire & Rescue
Ron Kay - Chief, Washington Township & Toledo Fire Department
Brandon Westerman - Bowling Green Fire Division
Doug Meyer - Deputy Chief, Waterville Fire Department
Bio:
Published Content:

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

Twitter Pages:
@Enlightened Leadership
@mbeakas

Facebook:
@Enlightend Leadership

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Matt Beakas posted a blog post

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 mission, a mission to try and tackle the major issues plaguing volunteer departments in our part of Ohio. Our mission started off small, but very quickly grew into something I never could have…See More
Nov 18
Matt Beakas updated their profile
Aug 13
Matt Beakas posted a blog post

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 position entails. For the volunteer service, the issue of leadership and promotions is one of incredible controversy and the disconnect that causes many to leave their department. We can quickly jump to the excuses and blame game for these issues, or…See More
Aug 13
Matt Beakas posted a blog post

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 today’s modern fire service can we allow generational distrust to cause a…See More
Jun 4
Matt Beakas posted a blog post

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 toughness. Some of the best mentors and leaders I ever had were all proud advocates of that one single message, mental toughness. How long can you keep pushing? Going beyond…See More
May 9
Matt Beakas is now a member of Fire Engineering Training Community
May 9

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