FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #014
Interview with Asst. Chief Robert Fling
About Asst. Chief Rob Fling:
Asst. Chief Fling has over 17 years in the fire service and is currently Assistant Chief with the Dix Hills Fire Department, Long Island, NY. Robert is passionate about the fundamentals of firefighting and the important role they play in building our future firefighters and leaders.
Robert states that taking a “back to basics” approach to training will give our firefighters the skills they need to ensure they do their job safely and efficiently. If you want to be a great firefighter you must have a passion for your job and the desire to learn everyday. He feels the biggest problem in the fire service is that we often allow a tragedy to occur before we are willing to change our techniques or procedures. As leaders, we need to be progressive and constantly improve our operations before tragedy strikes.
About this Episode:
In this episode, Asst. Chief Fling shares with us what it takes to be a great firefighter and leader in the fire service.
- How important are the fundamentals to a firefighter and officer
- What are some specific fundamentals for firefighters
- If he could eliminate something in the fire service, what would it be
- What fundamentals are important for a company officer
- What 3 specific things anybody who sits in the front seat should know
- What are the fundamentals for a company officer
- Why do pro athletes practice the fundamentals of their sport
- This and more.
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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