Monday, April 29, 2013

Fitness for Command

Getting Fit to Lead
(Photo credit: Michigan State University)

Our position as leaders requires us to take people into unpredictable situations where mediocre leaders can be quickly overwhelmed in a crisis and make dangerous errors in judgment. We accept the responsibility to demonstrate fitness for command as leaders in the wildland fire service. Fire leaders prepare for command by learning the applicable technical and leadership skills, by gaining the requisite experience, and by developing the physical, mental, and emotional capabilities through training, certification, and evaluation of behavior. - Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, pp. 61-62

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