Leadership & Self-Empowerment

Any organization is only as strong as its leadership. But the job commitments and irregular schedules that come with being a full-time firefighter make it difficult for many squads to implement a fire officer development program that will properly train its firefighters.

To help with that, Firefighters Bookstore offers a collection of executive fire officer development program books.

Whether your squad officers hold weekly, monthly or bi-monthly training sessions, this collection will help your executive fire officer development program instructors to enhance students’ understanding of fireground leadership, communications, safety and tactics.

Among the collection’s highlights:

  • The IAFC Officer Development Handbook (ODH), Second Edition is the International Assn. of Fire Chief’s program to develop present and future leaders in the fire and emergency services. The new edition follows the recommendations of the IAFC for career advancement, and places emphasis on leadership competencies through four levels of officer development.

  • Step Up and Lead is a guide of traits, skills and leadership necessary for successful fire service leaders. Author Frank Viscuso, a career deputy chief, guides you towards the top of your profession.  

  • Leadership Lessons for Formal and Informal Fire Service Leaders covers such topics as creating a values-driven culture in your department, reigniting responsibility, the power of humility and planning success. It’s a different kind of instructional book for the changing culture of the fire house.

  • Fire Service Leadership: Theories and Practice  incorporates a wide array of classic and contemporary leadership theories used through all occupational environments. These principles can be readily implemented by company officers and chief officers.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, Second Edition builds a solid understanding of the issues that face the fire and emergency medical services departments. Readers will gain insight into the methods of  effectively leading modern public safety organizations and the various components within them.

Firefighters Bookstore has been providing resources to the firefighting and emergency responder communities for over 25 years, bringing our community a collection that is unparalleled in scope for firefighters and other first responders. Our books, videos, CD-ROMS and other resources are perfect for working firefighters and their friends, family, and fellow fire buffs.

Besides being the premier one-stop shop for firefighting resources, our number one priority is customer service. Our shopping cart is Veri-Sign secured, so rest assured that your order is completely private. If your order is in stock and placed before 4:15 PM PST, we ship same day. If you have any questions about our selection, contact us at 714-375-4888, or email CustomerService@firebooks.com. We look forward to hearing from you!