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What’s the best way for ICs to hone go/no-go decision-making skills?

Chief Goldfeder offers guidance related to command centers, scenario-based training and gut feelings

In this episode of What’s YOUR Problem? Chief Goldfeder answers this viewer question:

What’s the best way to hone go/no-go decision-making for incident commanders? My process is rooted in the basics – the size-up, knowledge of the building type and resources – but I also feel like there’s a gut feeling to it that’s hard to explain to other members. I want to do my best training the next generation of ICs.

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website