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Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer

Product Code/ISBN: 9781931301251

Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer is the perfect text if you want to learn more about what it takes to be a fire officer or if you are a firefighter who will be attending leadership training or leadership classes. This book will go over everything you need to know and will cover all the bases for you. It’s strategically designed to introduce you to the information and then teach you more about the history of the fires that we shouldn’t forget.

The first part of the book will teach you about the leadership needed to excel in dangerous fire situations. It will teach you about situational awareness, plan development, and decision making. The second part of the book focuses on carrying out those plans and the qualities you need to be an effective leader under pressure. The last part of the book will bring to light some of the lessons that we have learned from fires that we have contained and others that have done insurmountable damage. We can never learn too much from the past!

This is a great resource if you are looking to become a fire officer, or are interested in what fire officers do. With over 230 different full color photos and graphics this is the only book you’ll ever need!

Table of Contents




1. Things Fire Officers Need to Know!
2. The Art of Leadership
3. Safety in a Dangerous Profession
4. Situational Awareness
5. Decision Making
6. Tactical Planning
7. Command, Control and Communications
8. Tactical Operations
9. Fires We Should Not Forget!

Mann Gulch
Spanish Ranch
South Canyon
Miller’s Reach #2
Wingello State Forest
Bucklands Crossing


Resource Capabilities and Utilization
Agency Responsibilities and Authorities
Using an Incident Organizer
About the Team