About Firetown Training:
Today’s and tomorrow’s fire service leaders must take the necessary steps in order to achieve fireground leadership. First, is the development of Habit. Habit of thought and habit of action. We must become creatures of habit in order to develop the successful systems of action in order to survive the dangers of the fireground. When our habits replace the thought process and those habits are engrained in efficiency, then we reduce the margin of error. The development of a good stable Character is key to a successful fireground leader. Calm, poise and in control action provide for a stable platform for all task on the fireground. This in turn gives the chance of achieving character or ēthos in Greek, and the development of the ‘Warriors Ethos”
The pursuit and development of Knowledge is a stable disposition which must be pursued and maintained with some effort. Successful fireground leaders are students of the Craft of Fire, they seek wise council, they seek to further their personal data base of knowledge and experience and they never quench the thirst for new and improved methods of accomplishing the craft. However, good habits are described as a precondition for good character. Fireground Wisdom is a deep understanding and realization of situations and events which are presenting, resulting in the ability to choose or act and inspire to produce the optimum results with a minimum of time, thus imparting the will of the I/C upon the incident. Fireground Wisdom is also the comprehension of what is true or right coupled with optimum judgment as to action. Courage is the most important of the virtues, because without the courage to remain resolve in all of the above virtues you can’t practice any consistentsy. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing of substance will come from such practice without the basis courage.