The 'I' in Team

Alter, Jeff
November 2007
Fire Chief;Nov2007, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the importance of team work to meet the core mission of a fire rescue department in the U.S. It was claimed that officers must understand the workforce and support their training officers. The training programs must adjust to teaching firefighters the basic concept of the task and why it should be performed. Furthermore, it is stated that the concept of a team starts with a group of highly skilled and highly motivated individuals coming together to perform a common task.


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