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Wildland Fire Leadership · 2d ago

IGNITE: Take Care of Your People

Always take care of the people who are trying to make you look good (make it as easy as possible for them to do so). – Unknown[Photo: Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Mile Marker 14 Fire (2016)]
Wildland Fire Leadership · 4d ago

Leadership is Action - "You Can't Force Leadership"

It is of this writer’s belief that one can’t force leadership. We can just plant the seed. Your flower will blossom when it is ready. Flowers bloom all the time. Living and working i...
Wildland Fire Leadership · 5d ago

ALERT: Increase in Heat-Related Illnesses in Wildland Firefighting

NMAC Correspondence 2017-12June 19, 2017To: Geographic Area Coordination Group ChairsFrom: National Multi-Agency Coordinating GroupSubject: Wildland Firefighter Heat Related Inj...
Wildland Fire Leadership · 5d ago

IGNITE: What is courage?

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen - W. Churchill[Photo credit: Kari Greer/USFS]
Wildland Fire Leadership · 1W ago

IGNITE: Influence through Presence

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.– Sheryl SandbergShare through your spheres of influence.[Photo: Wyomi...
Wildland Fire Leadership · 1W ago

To Suppress, Or Not Suppress, That Is The Question

At about this time a year ago, when I first started this Student of Fire blog, I attended our forests’ IC Refresher. Today, attending this years IC Refresher, was sort of like a Student of F...
Wildland Fire Leadership · 1W ago

IGNITE: What Leaders Provide

Leaders provide purpose, direction, and motivation to those they lead. - Leading in the Widlland Fire Service, page 22[Photo credit: Gregg Boydston]
Wildland Fire Leadership · 2W ago

IGNITE: Leadership and Learning Go Together

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy[Photo: Kari Greer/USFS, Pioneer Fire (2016)]
Wildland Fire Leadership · 2W ago

Responding to Your Own Mental Health

The trauma that we see as firefighters on a daily basis will take a toll on people. Understanding how to deal with your body’s reactions to trauma may put you ahead of the game. Taking advan...
Wildland Fire Leadership · 2W ago

IGNITE: Building a Solid Team

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe[Photo credit: BIA Uintah and Ouray Agency]