RE-INVENTING THE FIRE SERVICE:
A PRIMER ON THRIVING IN TIMES OF CHAOS -
The fire service is under attack! Funding cuts, hiring freezes, training reductions,
challenges to retirement plans, and a general decrease in active support of the profession
that was once seen as “saviors” are now the ugly truths of the climate within which we
must function. But this can change!
RE-INVENTING THE FIRE SERVICE is the answer…a serious examination of the critical
components required for us to continue to thrive as the ESSENTIAL component of our
communities. No more can we merely “do the job” and expect to be recognized for this good
work. Our primary customer-- the members of the communities we protect-- have little to no
concept of the depth and breadth of services we provide…and the training that is required to
be ready to respond regardless of the demand.
Shape or be shaped…it’s up to us (Evolution or extinction)
Exercise adaptive leadership (It’s different than you think)
If a tree falls in the woods…(Why it isn’t enough to do good work)
It’s the sizzle, not the steak (The harsh reality of why we fund things)
The reality of fire politics (We can’t win if we don’t play)
Pursuing the preferred future (The present = the past + the future)
Working with the “new” generation (Why our strategies need to change)
Traditions have their place (What came before us can teach us about the future)
One to Three day workshops for any number of participants.
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