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Effective Fire Service Leadership: Point-to-Point Decision Making

Monday, April 15
Precon Workshop

In the fire service, getting from point “A” to point “B” is a challenge on emergency incident scenes, especial critical incidents. In addition, firefighters are faced with challenges around the fire station and challenges in the administrative arena, like development of a succession plan or team. Point-to-point leadership provides fundamental principles that identify the challenges that fire service leaders encounters, and this class will offer a step-by-step process to get through difficult situations and incidents. It will review case studies of the decision making that occurred on large-scale incidents. Then, based on the six steps of becoming a Critical Decision Maker, it will review the decisions from a different perspective. Achievement is not arriving at the solution; it is the journey (from one point to another) and overcoming the obstacles to achieve a successful outcome. 

Michael Barakey, Fire Chief/Paramedic - Suffolk (VA) Fire & Rescue