Firefighter Training Episode 047 about what goes into becoming a great firefighter and a great leader.
Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn:
- The qualities that make a great firefighter.
- The 6 C’s found in a great leader.
- Applying the “I am third” attitude in your life.
- How you can motivate your crew to continue working on becoming great firefighters.
In this firefighter training episode, Rob Cannon shares with us the elements of great leadership, and their role in taking you to where you want to be in your life and in your organization.
Are you ready to become a leader? Ask yourself:
- How is your relationship with your colleagues?
- Are you morally, mentally, and physically prepared?
- Are you willing to do the right thing even when no one’s looking?
- How well do you know your job?
- Do you have the courage to do what needs to be done?
- Can you express your ideas and your feelings respectfully and professionally?
- Are you committed to your cause?
- Are you living up to your character ideas?
- What are you willing to work for?
Intro by Lt Pete Clark, Laurel Hill FD, CT
About Captain Rob Cannon:
Captain Cannon has served as a fire service leader for more than 25 years. He is currently serving as an engine company Captain with a large metropolitan fire department, where he also serves as a Public Information Officer.
Rob is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He earned a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Charlotte, and a graduate diploma in National Security Studies from the United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I. His significant training schools have included: U.S. Navy Engineering Officer of the Watch School, U. S. Navy Firefighting School, U. S. Navy Repair Locker Leader School, Swift Water Rescue, and Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) certification.
Rob’s fire service career began in 1986 as a shipboard firefighter in the United States Navy. As a naval officer, Rob led firefighting efforts onboard the destroyer USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983) from 1991-1994. During this tour he led multiple international firefighter training efforts with South American navies.
Captain Cannon is a qualified U. S. Navy Officer of the Deck and Engineering Officer of the Watch. His personal citations include a Navy Commendation Medal for his leadership during Hurricane Katrina response. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following his active naval service, Rob joined his current department where he has served for more than 16 years in various urban settings.
Rob owns a leadership development consulting company www.GoatLockerLeadership.com, and lives in Cornelius, NC with his wife and 4 children.
If you have any questions for Rob you can contact him at [email protected]
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