Fire Service Leadership

The new TargetSolutions-sponsored webinar “Step Up and Lead” features Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso discussing effective fire service leadership characteristics and how they can shape you and your employees for the better.

Packed with firsthand knowledge for capturing the essence of what makes a strong leader, the brand new TargetSolutions-sponsored webinar “Step Up and Lead” is one you don’t want to miss.

Presented by Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso of the Kearny (NJ) Fire Department, the 73-minute webinar dives into the fundamentals of effective leadership and demonstrates how to apply those characteristics to the fire service. Quality leadership extends beyond mere occupational titles and instead roots itself deep into twelve specific character attributes, which Viscuso outlines as the acronym L.E.A.D.E.R.S. T.E.A.C.H.: Loyal, Educated, Adaptable, Determined, Enthusiastic, Reliable, Selfless, Tough, Empathetic, Assertive, Courageous, Honorable.Fire Service Leadership

From there, Viscuso infuses the presentation with firsthand accounts of a career spanning 26 years which serves as his inspiration for developing future leaders. Leadership 101 doesn’t start with a digital thesaurus of proverbial terms and phrases; instead, it starts from within, where it takes a positive can-do approach and an open mind to sufficiently harness the proper growth and development of your battalion. A leader will find a way to make it happen and sometimes it’s as simple as creating something out of nothing.

“We have to have the mentality of finding a way or making one,” commented Viscuso. “If you can’t lead yourself then you’ll never lead other people.”

Adorned with engaging illustrations, Viscuso dissects each of the twelve characteristics as they pertain to the fire service leadership and life in general. Most importantly, strong leadership is about adapting to new situations and setting your people up for success.

“My strategy was to put the right person in the right position and get out of their way,” stated Viscuso. “There’s something to say about finding what people are good at and putting them in the right position so you can have the most effective, efficient team possible.”

Watch the “Step Up and Lead” presentation by clicking the “Watch Webinar” button above. For information about how TargetSolutions can help formulate a solid fire service leadership presence for your department, please contact us today at (800) 840-8046.