The service is an organisation with different levels: chief officers, officers and firefighters. The different levels have to collaborate well to achieve good results. Often, work needs to be done in difficult and dangerous circumstances. The fire service can achieve this only if there is good leadership present. However, this is not always the case. In the training curriculum there is little to no time for leadership training.


A good book about leadership is Turn the ship around by David Marquet. It is a must-read for everybody in a leadership position or for those that want to obtain such a position in the future. The fire service needs better leadership. In this book, there are a lot of tips and tricks but moreover there is a complete philosofy about leadership. Surely worth the read!



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