Courage Under Fire

Steve Priziborowski

Courage Under Fire

As a fire service professional in today's fire service of any rank, and from any type or size of department, you must possess “Courage Under Fire” and continuously aspire to be the best you can be for those you are fortunate to serve and/or lead. Most importantly, if we truly care about "them", we will do everything we can to be the best we can be, which includes being aggressive in all of our aspects of the job, most definitely when we are on the fireground and/or preparing for that opportunity to best serve the community and those we serve alongside.

The saying, “If I only knew then what I knew now” is the focus of this session. Do you have what it takes to be a great fire professional in the year 2023 and more importantly beyond? Situations a fire service professional of any rank may face today can have severe consequences to the positive image of the fire service, their career, or the careers of those they lead or follow.

Current topics affecting the fire service, events that have occurred to the fire service (good and not-so-good), as well as personal lessons learned (some the hard way), will be shared and discussed in a positive and productive manner. Regardless of rank, attendees will leave with numerous tips for leadership success!