Free Leadership Training

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) annually offers the Leadership Symposium designed for fire and EMS service staff and command. Firefighters, chiefs, and other emergency services personnel receive up-to-date information on leadership, management, safety, budgeting and other relevant topics for these challenging times. This program is part of the Leadership Development Program which is funded by Texas general revenue.

I recently found that every presentation from the most recent Symposium (2013) is available for free from the TEEX website.  Each presentation includes a video recording of the presentation being delivered, the powerpoint presentation, and any relevant handouts.  This is a wealth of information on fire service leadership available free of charge.

TEEX 2013 Leadership Development Symposium Presentations

Click here for information and to register for the 2014 Leadership Development Symposium.

Lt. Ray McCormack - True Values of a Fire Service Leader

If you are in the fire service you need to watch this video:

Part 1:

Part 2:

"If you value honor, tradition, pride, and ownership of the fire service, take this video and pass it on to as many people as possible. We can not allow the upcoming generations to lose sight of what the fire service stands for, nor can we allow them to be misled in the way the job is supposed to be done."