Today's fire chiefs must put in more than time
- The leader's vision must be accurate. Buckman, John // Fire Engineering;Jan2000, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p115
Presents leadership lessons for fire department chiefs in the United States. Mobilizing people; Listening skills; Reasons for disliking leaders; Includes members' tendency to remain in their comfort zones; People who lead without authority; Leaders' need to separate their role from their self.
- THE PERILS OF LEADERSHIP: MAKING CHIEF IS THE EASY PART. Buckman, John M. // Fire Engineering;Aug2001, Vol. 154 Issue 8, p77
Focuses on factors contributing to the leadership of a fire chief. Use of insights from actual experiences in career development; Relevance of challenges in the career development process; Importance of self-reevaluation in maintaining personal enthusiasm.
- Leaders work together to create optimum results. Scheerer, Marty // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p4
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses leadership, the effort of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) to improve its role in providing assistance to leaders, and the MSFCA spring retreat and strategic planning session.
- Who are You? Wilmoth, Janet // Fire Chief;Aug2008, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p8
The author reflects on incompetent leadership of fire chiefs in the U.S. She states that The Peter Principle, which suggested that in business, every employee will rise to their level of incompetence, applies to organizations and agencies, including the fire and emergency services. She adds that...
- Fire Leadership Reminders. // Fire Chief Expert Blog;10/22/2012, p4
The author offers suggestions for fire chiefs on how to improve their leadership skills. One is to have a vision for life, work and purpose. Another is to avoid being an arrogant leader. Being approachable and accessible is also advisable. The author defines leadership as a process by which a...
- Reading, Writing is Fundamental for Fire-Service Leaders. Clemmensen, Hank // Fire Chief Expert Blog;8/12/2012, p2
The article shares the author's tips in shaping the communication collaboration landscape to move fire departments and themselves forward. H states that the journal has provided him with most important leadership information as a chief officer of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in...
- fired up leadership. Nybo, Darcy // Okanagan Life;Spring2013, p12
The article focuses on the leadership of Jeffrey Carlisle as a fire chief at the Kelowna Fire Department in British Columbia. It explores how he became the fire chief in the area from being a fire fighter when he was a teenager to earning his masters degree in leadership after he retired from...
- Tom's Trumpet. Brace, Tom // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p40
The author comments on the topics of leadership and management. According to the author, leadership has been defined as "getting out far enough in front of the crowd to give the appearance of leading the parade instead of being chased." He states that membership in the Minnesota State Fire...
- Legacy of service. // Fire Chief;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p80
Interviews retired fire chief Dennis Compton, recipient of the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Compton's views on leadership and the fire service's role in Washington, D.C.