Dennis Compton

DENNIS COMPTON, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a well-known speaker and the author of several books, including his most recent offering titled Progressive Leadership Principles, Concepts and Tools. He also authored the three-part series of books titled When in Doubt, Lead, the book Mental Aspects of Performance for Firefighters and Fire Officers, as well as many articles, chapters and other publications. Compton was the fire chief in Mesa, AZ, for five years and as assistant fire chief in Phoenix, where he served for 27 years. He is past chairman of the Executive Board of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and past chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Committee. Compton is currently the chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Board of Directors and co-chairs the Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Steering Committee.

A Great Few Days in Washington, DC

Fire Politics: Increasing the Fire Department’s Influence

Fire Politics: Increasing the Fire Department’s Influence

Fire Politics: What a Difference 10 Years Can Make

Fire Politics: What a Difference 10 Years Can Make

Fire Politics

Fire Politics

Fire Politics: Signing Off: Thank You

Is It Ever Simply Too Personal?

Is It Ever Simply Too Personal?

Proving the Value Of a Fire Department

Proving the Value Of a Fire Department

Fire Politics: CFSI Events Unite The Fire Service

Fire Politics: CFSI Events Unite The Fire Service

Tampa 2: Updating The Path Forward

Tampa 2: Updating The Path Forward

Fire Politics: Two Important Items From Washington, DC

Fire Politics: Two Important Items From Washington, DC

Fire Politics: Political Support Is Essential To the Fire Service

Fire Politics: Putting Public Safety In Private Hands

Fire Politics: Advocating on Behalf Of Fire Service-Based EMS

Fire Politics: Communicating Your Value Can Define the Future

Fire Politics: Communicating Your Value Can Define the Future

Overcoming Adversity: A Fire Service Tradition

Overcoming Adversity: A Fire Service Tradition

Fire Politics: The Importance Of Fire Service Principles

Fire Politics: The Importance Of Fire Service Principles

Fire Politics: Honest Disagreement Or Acts of Cowardice?

Fire Politics: Honest Disagreement Or Acts of Cowardice?

Three Critical Issues On Fire Service's Agenda

Three Critical Issues On Fire Service's Agenda

Were You With the CFSI May 8 & 9, 2013?

Were You With the CFSI May 8 & 9, 2013?

Fire Politics: Exercising Influence: A Political Must

Fire Politics: Exercising Influence: A Political Must

Fire Chiefs Address Our Biggest Challenges

Fire Chiefs Address Our Biggest Challenges

Fire Politics: A Political Reality: It's All About Relationships

Fire Politics: A Political Reality: It's All About Relationships

Fire Politics: 15 Lessons in Leadership From the U.S. Senate Floor

Fire Politics: 15 Lessons in Leadership From the U.S. Senate Floor

Fire Politics: Sometimes, Reality Trumps Political Rhetoric

Fire Politics: Sometimes, Reality Trumps Political Rhetoric

Three Wishes For the New Year

Three Wishes For the New Year

 

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