Assessing What They LACK: Fire Service Leadership Skills

Editor's Note: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Courage to be Safe program identified four area where fire officers needed to improve their awareness, training and skills: leadership, accountability, culture and knowledge (LACK). This...


“We have the latitude to make revisions and deploy to the field in a day or two, allowing us to more effectively reach the audience,” said Colameta.

VICTOR STAGNARO serves as the director of fire service programs for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which includes the Everyone Goes Home and the Local Assistance State Teams. He has over 25 years of experience in the fire service. He was hired by the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department in 1985 and served as firefighter and station officer and rose to the rank of deputy chief of emergency operations.