Archive by category Leadership

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to leadership.

Buildings are Disposable

Buildings are Disposable

Buildings are disposable. People are not! This guest editorial contribution is provided by Chief John Buckman III, Director of the Indiana State Fire Training …

Begin With The End In Mind

Begin With The End In Mind

One of the essential components of well-developed situational awareness is being able to accurately predict the future. This prediction should be made during …

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

I recently read an article where the author was taking exception to the risk management maxim: ‘We will risk a lot to save a lot and risk little to save …

Aggressive versus conservative

Aggressive versus conservative

There is an ongoing debate in the fire service. Unless you are unplugged from social media and online journals, you’re surely aware of it. On one end of the …

A Must-See Safety Video

A Must-See Safety Video

I would like to recommend that you all watch this video created by the Chicago Fire Department, depicting

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