November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015
I’m excited to be teaching Command and Control of Incident Operations at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. I’ll be instructing with my friend Terry Clements, Division Chief (Ret) from Clearwater (Florida) Fire Rescue.
I’ll be working with my friend and retired district chief Curtis Rice teaching at the October 2015 Officer Development Series at Palm Beach Fire Rescue. Curtis will review Situation Awareness and Reading a House and I’ll explain Command Strategies for Incident Operations. We’ll study building designs and systems, talk about some problem-solving techniques and resource management, and play a few strategic decision-making games.
|Date:||October 6, 2015—October 8, 2015|
|Event:||PBCFR Officer Development Series|
|Topic:||PBCFR Officer Development Series|
|Sponsor:||Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Training Division|
|Venue:||Chief Herman W. Brice Fire Rescue Training Complex|
|Location:||405 Pike Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
We remember the horror of those planes crashing, the Twin Towers falling, and the Pentagon burning. We remember seeing some of the last moments of those who died on that day. We remember their heroism.
I am excited to be speaking at the Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference this coming Fall, along with Chief Herman Brice, Chief Bobby Halton, and many others. The conference is called Leading in the Storm and will focus on behavioral issues challenging the fire service today. I hope you can join us!
|Date:||October 16, 2015—October 22, 2015|
|Event:||Fire Chaplains Conference 2015|
|Topic:||A Team of Teams: New Rules for Leading in the Storm|
|Sponsor:||Federation of Fire Chaplains|
|Location:||4431 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
If you’re going to be a leader when lives depend on it, you should “get ready.” I talk to a lot of new fire leaders, and I tell them, “You’re going to be tested soon, so get ready!” When you find yourself in the middle of a serious situation, you’re going to lose 25% of your confidence to nerves. So you better be overqualified. You better have practiced before the real event. Develop an appetite for chaos, because its either going to defeat you or it will teach you. Get ready.
I’ll be working with Riviera Beach Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue teaching command and control using the recent high rise fire at the Phoenix Towers as a case study. We’ll review the building design and systems, talk about some problem-solving techniques and resource management, and play a few strategic decision-making games.
|Date:||August 4, 2015—August 6, 2015|
|Event:||Command Training at Phoenix Towers|
|Topic:||Strategic Decision-Making & Resource Management|
|Location:||Singer Island, Florida|