About the Leadership Prescribed Book

Leadership Prescribed is co-authored by Chief Les Karpluk and Chief Lyle Quan.  The book’s purpose is to help you become a better leader.  Leadership is leadership, but this book is written from a fire service perspective for any individual looking to learn how to be a better leader in the fire service.  Each chapter has reflections and exercises to help you grow as a leader.


Buy It Here  $35 (Includes Shipping and Handling to United States and Canada)


About Chief Karpluk

Chief Karpluk (Retired) is an author, speaker, trainer and contributor with Firefighter Toolbox.

Check Out Chief Karpluk’s Podcast Interviews :

4 Rules for Fire Officer Success

How Firefighters Stay Motivated During Challenging Times


Check Out Some of Chief Karpluk’s Articles:

5 Leadership Tools for Fire Officer Success

5 Principles to Reach Fire Officer Excellence

7 Rules for Exemplary Leadership

Chief Karpluk’s 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 the United States is a proud contributor of Firefighter Toolbox and a regular contributor with  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 Live Training


Chief Karpluk is also available for teaching this program at your department, organization or conference.  Fill out the form below with more specific information and we will follow up with you.


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