may, 2019

15may10:00 am11:45 amResolute Leadership: From the Buggy to the Tailboard10:00 am - 11:45 am Session Type:ClassroomTime Slot:10:00AM - 11:45AM


Class Details

Both formal and informal leaders of any rank will benefit from this lecture and discussion on leadership, owning one’s own actions, and implementing positive change. Simply leading by example and holding yourself and those around you to a higher standard can change attitudes and performance. Leadership is far too often seen as something above us, or out of our reach. Having the courage to lead even when we are not in a leadership position has been vital to the sustained success of the fire service for decades. Join us for an open, honest, and high energy discussion about how we, the current and future leaders of the fire service, can be better servant leaders.


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Speakers for this event

  • Ryan Gates

    Ryan Gates

    Captain, Columbia Fire Dept. (SC)

    Ryan Gates is a 14 year veteran and is currently assigned as the Captain on Truck Company 7, Columbia Fire Department, Columbia, SC. He is the Vice President of Columbia Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 793 with the responsibility of developing and coordinating training. He is an adjunct Instructor for the CFD Training Bureau and Officer Development Program. Ryan is a devoted husband and father of two beautiful daughters. He has earned an A.S. in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.

    Captain, Columbia Fire Dept. (SC)