Firenerd Talks #27 - Scott Thompson

firenerd talks Jan 19, 2022

This talk is with Scott Thompson. We talk about making changes, culture, leadership, standards and more.

Chief Thompson joined the volunteer fire service in 1981. He began his paid career in Plano, Texas in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has worked with several progressive fire service organizations. Chief Thompson is passionate about suburban fire operations and positioning firefighters and fire companies for success and survival. He has a Bachelors of Science in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning and is a certified public manager (CPM). Thompson has been a hands-on, workshop, and classroom presenter at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) since 2002. In additional to writing The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success and Survival, he has written numerous published articles. Thompson is currently the fire chief in The Colony, Texas Fire Department and he owns and operates Functional Fire Company LLC and Thompson has two sons in the fire service.

Do not take the information in this conversation as the truth. Errors are always made in conversations, and especially when English is not a native language for me. It is not edited, not reviewed and not quality controlled. It is simply our conversation, nothing more and nothing less.

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