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Small Unit Leadership

Time: 1500-1700

Location: Cannon Beach


Marc Davidson Captain

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department

Task Force 1 Inc


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.