Rules for Fire Officer Success
In this Firefighter Training Episode, David interviews Chief Les Karpluk, author of “Leadership Prescribed,” about the challenges in fire service leadership and some rules to live by to becoming a successful Fire Officer.
Learn the 4 rules for Fire Officer Success:
- Rule 1- Lead by Example
- Rule 2- Find the Strengths in your People
- Rule 3- Support Your People
- Rule 4 -Be Patient
Chief Les Karpluk Bio:
Chief Les Karpluk (Ret.) has over 32 years in the fire service with the Prince Albert Fire Department(Canada). Chief Karpluk has been a speaker at numerous conferences across Canada and is a regular contributor to Fire Chief in Canada and Fire Fighting in Canada.
He has authored and coauthored 60 articles and in addition to writing trade articles, he facilitates for Dalhousie University, Lakeland College .
He has certificates in Fire Service Leadership and Fire Service Administration through Dalhousie University, as well as the Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services through Lakeland College.
In November 2012 he achieved membership status with the International Organization, The Institution of Fire Engineers; an organizational that upholds professional standards by offering assessment of knowledge and experience and engages with stakeholders to identify and promote good practice and enhance technical knowledge worldwide.
- Member of the Venerable Order of St. John.
- Queens Diamond Jubilee.
- Federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.
- Saskatchewan Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.
- Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Chief Fire Officer designation.
- 2009 Career Fire Chief of the Year by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.
About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an 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, officers, and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights, and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
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