by Dave Casey and Christopher Niebling
In the latest volume of The Right Seat: Officer Development Beyond the Textbook DVDs, Chief Dave Casey and Captain Chris Niebling delve into the world of the volunteer company. Aimed specifically at volunteer officers, this DVD covers many of the leadership issues unique to the volunteer service. Using staged scenarios portraying real-world situations, the DVD addresses many of the issues that volunteer officers face on the firehouse, in public, and on the fireground. Each scenario is followed by a kitchen table debrief in which volunteer fire service officers discuss their real-life experiences and offer observations and solutions that would be applicable to many different situations. This DVD contains 11 scenarios that range from inappropriate motivation to dealing with emotionally difficult calls.