Leadership & Command Magazine Articles

  • Firehouse® Interview

    Honolulu Fire Chief Attilio K. Leonardi discusses the issues facing his department, its operations and plans for the future.

    Article • August 1st, 2003

  • Training: Pathway to Excellence For Small Fire Departments

    Steve Meyer shows that a fire department with a reputation for professionalism at incidents is sure to have a strong training program as one of its attributes.

    Article • August 1st, 2003

  • Firehouse® Interview

    Chief Jeff Bowman of San Diego Fire & Life Safety Services.Jeff Bowman was appointed as chief of San Diego Fire & Life Safety Services on May 6, 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was chief of the Anaheim Fire Department. Bowman joined the Anaheim Fire...

    Article • July 1st, 2003

  • The Effective Leader Molds Capable Disciples

    I have written a great deal over the past three years regarding the things that make a leader great. The thrust has been on the leader. But wait a minute. What good is a leader without followers? Wouldn't that be like having a football team where only the...

    Article • July 1st, 2003

  • Walk A Mile In My Shoes

    When I was 8 years old, nearly every adult male figure in my life was a career firefighter. I can remember looking up at that bunch and saying something like, "When I grow up, I want to be a D.C. firefighter." Without a second's hesitation, the oldest...

    Article • July 1st, 2003

  • The Attack Chief

    John J. Salka Jr. outlines the duties of a key fireground officer.

    Article • July 1st, 2003

  • Good Leaders Build Bridges, Not Fort

    Let us pause a moment to look back into history. Many times, we in the North American fire service fail to review the lessons that history abound throughout recorded history. Sometimes, I think that it is a biological instinct within humans that governs...

    Article • May 1st, 2003

  • Finding The $ To Make The Small Fire Department Work

    Steve Meyer examines the issue of funding for small fire departments, with suggestions for maximizing resources.

    Article • May 1st, 2003

  • “Acceptable Losses”

    When preparing our departments and personnel for the next terrorist event, a new concept has emerged that needs to be addressed before the event happens. This is the concept of "acceptable losses." What are the ramifications of this idea, and how does...

    Article • March 31st, 2003

  • Life (And Death) In The Fast Lane: Part 2 – Preventing Harm

    Dennis L. Rubin explains why the worst day that a fire chief can have is when a member is harmed, and why every fire officer and firefighter must prevent avoidable harm to everyone who pins on the badge.

    Article • March 31st, 2003

  • The Good Leader Makes Things Happen

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    Article • February 28th, 2003

  • Drafting Operations – Part 1

    Dominic Colletti and Larry Davis report that drafting operations are a key to getting water to the fire.

    Article • February 28th, 2003

  • Small Fire Departments Confront Big Issues – Part 2

    Steve Meyer explains why finding and keeping the right people may be the small fire department’s ultimate challenge.

    Article • February 28th, 2003

  • Volunteer Fire Department Protecting Western White House Gets Unexpected Support

    Bill Webb describes how the volunteers who protect President Bush’s ranch received unexpected "mutual aid."

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Dedicated To Honor... And Worth Remembering

    Once in a while, we have an opportunity to participate in something very special. An event that is not a celebration of our own personal accomplishments or those of other living beings, but one of remembrance on behalf of those no longer with us, a...

    Article • January 31st, 2003