With the ever changing roles in fire and emergency services there are many opportunities for our organizations to shine. Just as importantly, there are as many opportunities for our organizations to suffer the ramifications of poor decisions. Often after a bad event, organizations realized that there were red flags that were either ignored or missed which contributed to the development of "The Perfect Storm".


This lecture is based on both industry and personal tragedies that could have been avoided. It discusses common red flags and situations which must be addressed and corrected to keep our brothers and sisters safe. From morale issues to safety concerns, equipment failures to changing standard operating procedures, the process of forecasting what could happen in the future is the same. Students will learn effective ways to manage the risks and create a culture of change whether they are a probationary member or the Chief.

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