Webinar: Can’t We All Just Get Along? How to Stop Bullying & Promote Positive Firehouse Behavior

October 2, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1 pm ET/10 am PT

​There’s an elephant inside many firehouses: Far too often, inappropriate behavior is condoned or even encouraged. Bullying, harassment and hazing continue despite the department’s official position that such behavior isn’t tolerated. In turn, the department and its personnel suffer.

​Although it may be tempting to dismiss “inclusion” as a trendy buzzword, we cannot ignore demographic and cultural changes. As our society has changed, so has our fire service. Leaders and firefighters who pass off inclusion as the latest fad do so at their peril—risking damage to their careers, their department’s performance, and even their mental and emotional health.

​Join Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder and three fire chiefs for a frank, practical discussion on how we can realistically promote inclusive behavior at all ranks in the firehouse.

​You’ll learn:​

  • Common signs of workplace bullying and harassment
  • Why fire service leaders often inadvertently participate in inappropriate behavior
  • Critical policies for preventing bullying, harassment and retaliation
  • Recruitment and promotional practices that support an inclusive culture without jeopardizing important department traditions

Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
Chief Joanne Hayes- White, San Francisco (CA) Fire Department
Chief Colleen Walz, Johns Island (SC) Fire Department
Chief I. David Daniels, Chair, IAFC’s Bullying, Harassment and Violence Prevention Task Force


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