Small Unit Leadership
Location: Cannon Beach
Marc Davidson Captain
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
Task Force 1 Inc
SMALL UNIT LEADERSHIP
Leadership skills run an entire spectrum, from leadership of self (you) to strategic leadership (an organization). Arguably the most critical type of leadership on the stree is small-unit leadership.
This is the type of leadership needed to lead, supervise, and manage a group of 2-5 (including the leader).
This is the type of leadership employed by the military at its most basic level (fire team), and the type of leadership needed in the fire service at the unit level.
The focus of our discussion will be on better understanding those basic skills and abilities needed to successfully lead a company, not just on the fireground, but in the firehouse, where success on the incident scene begins.