Friday, September 25, 2015

Developing Your People to be Decision Makers

Career Development from The Smokey Generation on Vimeo.

 Wildland fire personnel come from various backgrounds and education levels. Recognizing and promoting talent is the duty of a wildland fire leader. Although the individual is ultimately in charge of their growth and development, the wildland fire leader owes it to the employee, the agency, and society to care for those around him or her and provide a great service to the greater good.

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging a Little Deeper
  • Watch retired Redding Hotshot Superintendent Charlie Caldwell share his experience of developing one of his people. 40 through
  • Read "Developing Our People for the Future" in Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 40.  
What is your story? We challenge you to become a part of this amazing  project and share your leadership stories. Bethany Hannah began The Smokey Generation: A Wildland Fire Oral History and Digital Storytelling Project for her master's thesis. All members of the wildland fire service, not just hotshots, can share their stories by following her example. Click here for potential leadership questions. Visit The Smokey Generation website for complete information.

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