Archive for January2011

The Finer Things – Leading Today’s Firemen, One Rung at a Time

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Its cold out here. Sub zero temperatures are not uncommon and in the mid-winter months, definitely the norm. So doing any kind of training at this time of year can be difficult. There are moments when pain and cold are predominant¬†factors in the fireman’s life here in the North.¬†On days when the mercury is below […]

Leadership Begins With Following

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Its not easy to lead firemen on the scene or in the firehouse. It is also not easy to be good at followership when you are confronted with poor leadership. You can make a difference in this age old struggle by putting your own self interest aside for another time. Remember, the love of the job.