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D.C. Fire


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"In addition to its uniqueness of a chief's experiences in the nation's capital, this book brings insight into the complexities of how an organization must be led in order to affect change."

í__í_Œ£David Wall, Director, Georgia Public Safety Training Center, State Fire Training

Chief Dennis Rubin, a 40-year fire service veteran and author of Rube's Rules for Survival, offers his newest leadership text based on his tenure as chief of Washington, D.C. Fire & EMS. This fast-paced collection of behind-the-scenes stories and case studies provides the reader with insight on how leadership techniques can be appliedí__í_Œ£for better or worseí__í_Œ£in a real-world setting where a new chief has to hit the ground running. Case studies also include discussion questions to stimulate additional perspectives on effective leadership methods and the pitfalls that can occur for those who hold the greatest responsibility. Whether you belong to a major metropolitan department or a smaller volunteer organization, Rubin's stories will provide a fascinating look at the dilemmas of fire service leadership today.


  • Introduction
  • The odyssey begins: My selection process
  • First day at the grim
  • Whatí__í_íšs the address?
  • Ití__í_íšs not your fatherí__í_íšs fire department
  • Sex in the city
  • Big fires
  • Big water
  • The whistle blowers club
  • The twisted deposition
  • Amazing times at D.C.
  • The day the metro crashed
  • Three attempted murders and one suicide
  • The inauguration of the 44th president of the United States
  • The next day
  • Epilogue

ISBN10 1-59370-304-X
196 Pages/Softcover/6x9/March 2013

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