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6 TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Eight years after I retired, following a successful and rewarding 26-year career with the Chesterfield (Va.) Fire and EMS Department, I wrote an article entitled 7 Truths About Fire Service Retirement. But you’re not reading this because you’re retired, are you? You’re either just starting your fire service career or you’re early into that journey or

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How to Effectively Train Leaders for Large-Scale Incidents

Current training strategies are failing to prepare our leaders, whether they are first responders or non-responders such as those at businesses, schools, and houses of worship. We need training that emphasizes the critical nature of problem-solving skills required to handle a major incident. This is particularly true considering the multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency dynamics at work

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10 Principles of Effective Organizations

As organization development evolves alongside institutional practices and insights into human behavior, a big piece of the field is still missing: a set of principles that convey what organizations must do well to thrive. Organizations are adept at identifying specific problems and have at their disposal a host of interventions designed to resolve them, but

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