The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which offer a range of emotions—from wit to heartache and basic common sense.
• Introductions by Billy Goldfeder to each chapter
• Chapters written by a very diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans
• Experiences of some of the best names in the fire service that most of us would not have the opportunity to learn from directly
Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Every contributor fully supported the benevolent mission of this book.
In this book youll learn:
***Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations***
***That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive***
***How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things***
***That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce***
***Why leading by example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success***
Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss.