FirefighterToolbox’s Firefighter Training Podcast Episode #22
About this Episode:
- If leading isn’t about power, what is it about?
- Who are we serving?
- Responsibilites to manage diversity in the workplace
- A few key points from his books Rube’s Rules for Survival and Rube’s Rules for Leadership.
- If the Chief could of anything differently as a young person, what would it be?
- What is coming up for Chief Rubin and what do we have to look forward to?
This and more.
Intro Provided by: Robert Simmons, Chief of training for US army Fire and Emergency Services in South Korea
About Dennis Rubin:
Chief Rubin’s experience in fire and rescue service spans more than 35 years. He has served as a company officer, command level officer and fire chief in several major U.S. cities. In 1994, Rubin served as the President of the State Fire Chiefs Association of Virginia. Rubin was the host Fire Chief for the 1999 Southeastern Fire Chiefs Association conference held in Dothan, Alabama. He served on several committees with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, including a two-year term as the Health and Safety Committee Chair.
Chief Rubin was also the host Fire Chief for the “Wingspread IV and V” conferences held in 1996 and 2006. Chief Rubin’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration from the University of Maryland and Associates in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Management from the Northern Virginia Community College.
Chief Rubin is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officers Program (EFOP) and the Naval Post Graduate School’s Executive Leadership Course in Homeland Security. Rubin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM); and a certified Incident Safety Officer and has obtained the Chief Fire Officer Designation(CFOD – Inactive) and Chief Medical Officer Designation (CMO) presented by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Rubin has been an adjunct faculty member at several state fire-rescue training agencies and the National Fire Academy.
Chief Rubin is a popular speaker and lecturer at the local, state, national and international levels. He is the author of several non-fiction books. His work includes Rube’s Rules for Survival, Rube’s Rules for Leadership, D.C. FIRE and Surviving the Legal System. Rubin contributes to several fire-rescue service publications and has written more than 160 technical articles relating to fire department operations, administration, training, and safety. Chief Rubin lives in Northern Virginia. He has three grown children and one grandson and is an avid sports fan supporting all of his hometown professional teams.
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