There are many ways to build a firefighting team. Some teams are made up of firefighters who work together day after day. Others are built around a single individual who does his best to inspire others. Still others are groups of people with common interests who band together to accomplish something bigger than themselves.
But there is only one true way to build a firefighter team. And that’s by building a community of people willing to act on behalf of one another.
Building a firefighter team requires you to find people who share your values. People who understand the importance of being honest, reliable, trustworthy, flexible, accountable and selfless.
These are the qualities that make a good firefighter. These are the qualities that make an effective firefighter team.
In order to build a team like this, you need to find other people who care about the same things you do. You need to find people who are willing to put their own needs aside in order to serve others.
So how do you go about finding these people? How do you identify them?
First, you need to look for people who are already serving others. Who are already putting their own needs aside in service of others.
Next, you need to look at your own behavior. Do you behave selfishly? Do you show favoritism? Do you hide behind excuses? If you don’t change your behavior, you won’t attract the right people.