The Leader's Toolbox

  • The Leader's Toolbox: John Salka on Company Leadership

    On this edition of "The Leader's Toolbox," host Dr. Richard B. Gasaway chats with FDNY Battalion Chief John Salka on the topic of company officer leadership. John shares his wisdom based on his 30 years of experience in some of the busiest companies in...

    Podcast • August 23rd, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Paul LeSage on Crew Resource Management

    Dr. Richard Gasaway talks with retired Tualatin Valley, OR, Assistant Chief of Operations Paul LeSage about crew resource management (CRM).

    Podcast • July 8th, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Supervisor's Bootcamp

    In this episode of the Leader's Toolbox, Chief Richard B. Gasaway talks with EMS Chief Jon Politis of the Colonie EMS Department in Latham, NY about the "Supervisor's Bootcamp." Jon, a 30-year veteran of fire and EMS, developed the "Supervisor's...

    Podcast • May 24th, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Steve Austin on Responder Safety

    In this episode of The Leader's Toolbox Dr. Richard B. Gasaway talks with Steve Austin from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute. The Institute is a committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association and serves as an informal...

    Podcast • April 20th, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Keys to Passing the Promotional Exam

    Steve Prziborowski and Rich Gasaway discuss what keeps candidates from making it to the next step.

    Podcast • March 22nd, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Making Sure that Everyone Goes Home

    In this episode of the Leader's Toolbox, host Dr. Richard B. Gasaway focuses on the Everyone Goes Home initiative and the Courage To Be Safe program. Chief Gasaway interviews Ron Dennis, executive director of the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association and...

    Podcast • February 5th, 2010

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    Document • February 2nd, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Alternative Staffing Models

    Host Dr. Richard B. Gasaway talks with Ponderosa, TX, Fire Chief Fred Windisch about alternative staffing models. Chief Windisch emphasizes the importance of identifying the root problems with your department's staffing to help keep the proper number...

    Podcast • February 2nd, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Community Risk Reduction

    In this edition of The Leader's Toolbox host Richard B. Gasaway interviews Mary Marchone, Community Risk Reduction Program Specialist at the National Fire Academy. Mary talks about the reduction in the number of fires and civilian fatalities, but...

    Podcast • January 14th, 2010

  • The Leader's Toolbox: The Seductive Lie

    Dr. Richard B. Gasway talks with leadership consultant Howard Cross about his program "Leadership - The Seductive Lie." Cross shares the components of strong leadership and discusses why leadership is not a position. Rather it is a set of choices and...

    Podcast • November 20th, 2009

  • The Leader’s Toolbox: Bill Jenaway & Operation Safe Arrival

    Dr. Richard Gasaway talks with Dr. Bill Jenaway, Executive Vice President of the Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Service, Inc. (VFIS) on this edition of the Leader’s Toolbox. They discuss Jenaway’s recent program, “Arriving Safe at the Scene and the...

    Podcast • October 27th, 2009

  • The Leader’s Toolbox: Understanding Aggressive Strategy

    This month on the Leader’s Toolbox, Dr. Richard Gasaway talks with Battalion Chief Mark Emery of the Woodinville, WA, Fire & Life Safety District on the topic of aggressive strategy. Chief Emery talks about the differences between strategy and tactics...

    Podcast • October 27th, 2009

  • The Leader’s Toolbox: Four Generations and the Differences in the Firehouse

    In this month’s episode of the Leader’s Toolbox, Dr. Richard Gasaway talks with Captain Bob Duemmel of the Rochester, NY, Fire Department about generational differences in today’s fire service. The discussion focuses on four distinctly different...

    Podcast • August 17th, 2009

  • The Leader’s Toolbox: The Effects of Firefighter Layoffs

     Dr. Richard Gasaway dispenses advice to a firefighter who has had several friends leave the department because of layoffs and early retirements. The loss of personnel leaves the firefighter confused, angry and bitter towards city administration...

    Podcast • July 18th, 2009

  • The Leader's Toolbox: Addressing the Concerns of a Sick Crew Member

      Dr. Richard Gasaway offers advice to a firefighter who's worried about their safety because of a member of their department whose health has been deteriorating, yet actively responding to calls. The member has uncontrolled diabetes and has had several...

    Podcast • June 5th, 2009