From Blue Shirt to Bugle – The Most Difficult Transition in Your Career
This show featuring Billy Goldfeder and Ray Gayk was originally aired as a live netcast from the exhibit floor of FDIC.
John and Rhett enjoy discussion about what to do and what not to do when you get promoted. This is great training for you or your company. Listen in at the firehouse!
Chief Goldfeder – a firefighter since 1973 and a chief since 1982, serves as a Deputy Fire Chief of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department in Southwest Ohio. LSFD is an ISO Class 2, full service ALS department providing a full range of traditional and non-traditional emergency and community services.
Deputy Chief Goldfeder has served on several NFPA and IAFC Committees, is the Chairman of the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section, serves on the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting Task Force Board (IAFC) and has been an instructor at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (F.D.I.C.) for the past 25 years as well as a member of the FDIC Advisory Board for the past 15 years.
Deputy ChiefRay Gayk – is a Deputy Chief with the Ontario (Calif.) Fire Department (OFD). Gayk is a 16-year veteran of the fire service who has been actively involved with the OFD’s development of engineer and captain mentor programs. Gayk has also been a training officer.
We will be discussing formal leadership, informal leadership, firefighter tatoos, distancing yourselves from your subordinates (or not), making the transition post-promotion, and other related topics.