From the Inside Flap Whether youre a new officer or in need of a mentor, From
Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management
book youll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has
taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the
fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to
accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your
cool — tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire. In this book
youll learn: Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to
build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your
credibility, reinforcing your expectations That leadership requires
individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their
ideas can thrive How to use stories to impress upon our new members the
necessity of doing certain things That the quickest ways to lose trust
are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal
feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce Why leading by
example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success
Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and
advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to
master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make
the transition to boss. Read more About the Author Chase Sargent is a
decorated fire officer who spent more than 26 years with the City of Virginia
Beach Fire and Rescue Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Lieutenant,
Captain, Battalion Chief, and recently retired as a Division Chief in command
of B-shift. He obtained his BS degree in Forestry and Wildlife, with a major
in Fisheries Biology from Virginia Tech and his MPA from Golden Gate
University. He completed the Executive Fire Officer program and is an NFA
instructor. Chase is a member of VATF-2 and the Operations Chief for FEMA’s
Urban Search and Rescue White Incident Support Team. Chase was the night
operations officer at both the Oklahoma City Bombing and the World Trade
Center Collapse. He is the president of Spec Rescue International, a training
and consulting company in Virginia Beach. Chase has been the Chief Tactical
Paramedic for the Norfolk division of the FBI since 1995 and is both COTOMS
and OEMS qualified. Currently, he works as an independent contractor to the US
Government (DOS/DSS) and volunteers as a firefighter in Virginia Beach and as
a paramedic for the Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad. Read more
- Paperback: 323 pages
- Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos (December 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1
- ISBN-13: 51
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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