The Leader's Toolbox: The Challenges of the Modern Fire Service Leader


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In this month's episode, Chief Richard B. Gasaway talks with Battalion Chief Andy Ortega and Captain Mike Wickham from the Ventura County, CA, Fire Department. This podcast was recorded live at Firehouse World in San Diego earlier this month and Rich and his guests talk about leadership challenges from A to Z.

The discussion focuses on challenges with succession of leadership, loss of experience, reality-based training, professional development programs and the role of attitude, behaviors and choice in setting an organization up for success or failure.

Listen as Chief Ortega and Captain Wickham share a wealth of knowledge and address the issues that many fire departments are facing nationwide.

Please send any comments, questions or suggestions to podcast@firehouse.com.

This podcast was recorded at Firehouse World in San Diego.

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