STEVE CHIKEROTIS has been involved in the fire service for more than 40 years and retired in November 2014 as a deputy district chief after a 36-year career with the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. He has a BS in business management and an AS in fire science. He has been a fire service instructor for more than 30 years and has been an on-staff instructor at Harold Washington College, the Chicago Fire Academy, the Illinois Fire Service Institute, and RICO Fire Rescue. Chikerotis is a published author currently working on his third book and is a producerwritertechnical advisor on the hit NBC television show ?Chicago Fire.?
Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why. Audiovisuals reinforce the powerful lessons learned. Team building and leadership, earning respect, motivating your fellow firefighters, becoming an inspirational leader, risk management, fireground tactics, communications and accountability, critical incident decision making, and how to achieve your goals are among the topics covered.
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