FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #025
Interview with Alan Brunacini
About this Episode:
Intro Provided by: Ryan Pennington of ViewsFromTheJumpseat.com and Frank Viscuso, author of Step Up & Lead.
In this episode I discuss several important aspects of being a great firefighter and leader, especially for the long term. Chief Brunacini has been around the fire service for over 50 years.
He shares how he is still reading and learning and he says how important that is for leadership.
See how having great customer service skills and certain views will guide us to being better firefighters and leaders.
About Alan Brunacini
Chief Brunacini is one of the most highly respected figures in the fire industry. He has served as fire chief of the Phoenix Fire Department and as the Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710 Technical Committee for Fire Service Organization and Deployment Projects. He was the first active fire service member to hold the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the NFPA. His impact on the fire industry is widespread. Brunacini has authored or co-authored a total of nine books, including “Fire Command.” Used by fire departments across the nation, “Fire Command” explains precise procedures for approaching and diminishing a hazardous situation.
After serving as a firefighter, engineer, captain, battalion chief and assistant chief at the Phoenix Fire Department, Brunacini was named chief in 1978 after more than 20 years in the fire industry. Brunacini is a graduate of the Fire Protection Technology program at Oklahoma State University and a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a degree in political science. He completed the Urban Executives Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a master’s in public administration from Arizona State University.
Bio from http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/fire-leadership/about
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters and officers and others who can bring great ideas, insights and information and share it with us so we can take our skills to the next level. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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