Being a supervisor in any occupation is seldom easy and quite often frustrating. Being a supervisor in a first responder agency is hardly ever easy and too often it is downright frustrating.
I think you will agree with me when I say that being a supervisor in a first responder agency is both extremely rewarding and extremely challenging. This is why I believe that there needs to be a book and a training program specifically for first responder supervisors.
You are unique and you need to be treated that way!
This book, as in all of the books in the First Responder Series, is also the textbook for the class/training that I teach entitled “Leadership Training for First Responders.” The class/training is usually adapted slightly to accommodate the different type of agency taking it. For example, when I teach this class to a law enforcement agency, then all examples and scenarios will be law enforcement specific. The same for fire, paramedic, rescue, or other emergency type agencies.