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Fire Chief Tom Jenkins and ESCI President Sheldon Gilbert engage with fire service leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing you and your agency. If you're seeking out new ideas, looking to improve your leadership skills, and wanting to make a difference within your organization, this podcast is for you.

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The process of assessing risk, matching it with strategic resources, and measuring outcomes, is a key expectation of the modern day fire service executive. Chief Michael O'Brian, Brighton Fire Area Authority (Michigan) and... more

Ready to pursue your Executive Fire Officer (EFO) certification? Tonya Hoover, Superintendent at the National Fire Academy, discusses the big changes coming to the EFO program in early 2020. Changes include: residential courses and... more

Your first 100 days as fire chief are a critical time to make a positive impression and to lay a meaningful foundation for the future. Having a 100-day plan before you take over is the first step to being successful. Fire Chiefs John... more

The path to becoming fire chief is often challenging and unpredictable. With that in mind, how can you best prepare to become a five-bugle chief? Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Chief Trisha Wolford and Prince William County (Virginia)... more

This year's Safety Stand Down theme is ?Reduce Your Exposure: It's Everybody's Responsibility?. The campaign takes place June 16-22 and focuses on firefighters educating themselves, their physicians, and their coworkers about job-related... more