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Courage Under Fire Leadership: 7 Deadly Sins - Part 1

1:00 pm (PDT)

This is part 1 of the session. Attendees will be exposed to 7 deadly sins: 7 different things that can either make or break a typical day at the firehouse, while driving your apparatus and/or using your tools and equipment, or while on the emergency scene. Current and past situations (positive and negative) that have occurred in the fire service around the Country will be shared and discussed, not to Monday-morning quarterback or critique, but instead to offer the attendees an opportunity to be exposed to some of the challenges they may likely face at some point of their career. Areas discussed include but are not limited to firehouse daily activities, emergency responses, personnel issues, training and administrative duties. Regardless of your current or future rank, there will be numerous key takeaways that can be applied the next time you are on duty.

Courage Under Fire Leadership: 7 Ways to Win - Part 2

This is part 2 of the session. Attendees will be exposed to 7 ways to win: 7 different things that can either make or break a typical day at the firehouse, while driving your apparatus and/or using your tools and equipment, or while on the emergency scene. Current and past situations (positive and negative) that have occurred in the fire service around the Country will be shared and discussed, not to Monday-morning quarterback or critique, but instead to offer the attendees an opportunity to be exposed to some of the challenges they may likely face at some point of their career. Areas discussed include but are not limited to firehouse daily activities, emergency responses, personnel issues, training and administrative duties. Regardless of your current or future rank, there will be numerous key takeaways that can be applied the next time you are on duty.

Steve Prziborowski

Steve Prziborowski has over 28 years of fire service experience, currently serving as a Deputy Chief for the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA) Fire Department, an adjunct faculty member for the Chabot College (Hayward, CA) Fire Technology Program and a contract instructor for the National Fire Academy (Emmitsburg, MD). 

Steve recently received the 2020 Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and in 2008 was named the California Fire Instructor of the year. Steve recently completed a five-year stint as an Executive Board Member for the California Fire Chiefs Association and is a Former President of the Northern California Training Officers Association. He is a state-certified Chief Officer and Master Instructor, has earned a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration, has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, and has received Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer Designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

Steve is a regular speaker at fire service events and departments, having presented or scheduled over 400 sessions in 33 states. He has authored and contributed to over 200 articles, podcasts, videos, blogs and books in the leading fire service publications. He has published three career development books: “Reach for the Firefighter Badge,” “The Future Firefighter’s Preparation Guide,” and “How to Excel at Fire Department Promotional Exams,” with a fourth book being finalized at the publisher, “101 Tips to Assist you on your Next Promotional Exam,” and a fifth book “Courage Under Fire Leadership” that is also being finalized.

Steve has mentored and assisted countless personnel get hired as well as get promoted to all ranks within the fire service, up to and including Fire Chief. He has a sincere passion for helping others meet and exceed their career and personal goals, as well as helping others get hired, stay hired, get promoted, stay promoted, and ultimately be the best they can be for those they are fortunate to lead and serve! For more information please visit his website at www.code3firetraining.com