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Key questions to get you started
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You will be pulled in many directions and take some shots from outsiders, so it’s important to have a support system
The issue of age isn’t a simple problem to solve, particularly in the volunteer fire service that’s struggling for members
Get to know your people, listen to their input, and allow them to use their skills and abilities
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Tactical tips, safety guidelines and a key mantra to be successful in this role
Successful leaders have offered wise advice over the years about how to ensure that you live and breathe strong leadership
Test how your personality aligns with the motivation, teamwork and key character traits that exemplify firefighters around the world
New chiefs, don’t make too many changes too fast or you’ll face significant resistance
Your work as a firefighter is strikingly similar to the work you’ll face as a patient – and the team around you is similarly supportive
It may feel counterintuitive at times, but achieving trust starts by showing unilateral respect to everyone, even when you disagree