The Best Way To Lead On The Fireground

Put skill, will, and teamwork together

FFwindowwalkThe best fireground teams have high skill, high will, and high teamwork. Have you ever been in a firehouse where everyone believed that each team member was highly trained, and that all knew their purpose and what they had to do? It’s the finest kind of team to be in. Some teams in the fire service are like this today. I’ve been on a few myself. All of them can be. Once there, this kind of team needs only four things:

  1. Mission-type orders with clear objectives and support.
  2. General supervision to provide current information and coordinated action.
  3. Trust.
  4. … and a fireground where they can go to work!