Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer


Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer has been written for the:

  • Firefighter who wants to learn what it takes to be a fire officer.
  • Firefighter who will be attending leadership training and desires to prepare for the class.
  • Fire officer who wants to review leadership techniques.
  • Fire officer who is about to take on a new role in wildland firefighting.

There are three distinct parts to the book:

  • The first part of the book focuses on the art of leadership, safety, situational awareness, decision-making, and plan development. Whenever possible, the art of leadership is tied to firefighting.
  • The second part focuses on command and control and operations and how leadership is vital to safe and effective firefighting.
  • The last section reviews fourteen fires where firefighters were in harm’s way and some of them died. Understanding the “lessons learned” is critical to recognition of unsafe acts.


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