When Your Fire Service Brotherhood Isn’t One … with John Cuomo

The fire service is often called a brotherhood…or a sisterhood, these days.

But how strong is that bond, really?

One of the best places to see the strength of the brotherhood in action is when tragedy occurs.

A mayday call on the fireground results in heroic efforts…and, if those efforts should fail, then the observances for a line-of-duty-death are truly heartwarming.

But what about the rest of the time? When things are routine, how’s your family doing?

My guest today says the brotherhood these days may need some work.

John Cuomo has nearly three decades in the fire service. He’s worked just about every position you can have in the job. And he served as pension representative for a police and firefighter pension fund for 10 years.

He’s also written a book, titled “Leadership Refined by Fire.”


John’s article: 7 keys to rebuilding the fire service brotherhood and sisterhood

John’s Fire Department Leadership website

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