Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program

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Leading with Courage

Campaign Basics

Campaign Specifics

IGNITE the Spark for Leadership Contest
- From the Field For the Field

General Activities

Recommended References

A Framework for Leadership

Command Philosophy

Command Climate

Duty: Accomplishing the Mission

Respect: Taking Care of People

Integrity: Developing Yourself


Dates of Campaign:
Between January 1 and November 30, 2013

Length of Campaign:
Determined locally to meet the goals and the objectives of the local unit or crew.

The campaign is not limited to wildland firefighters. All members of the wildland fire service are invited to participate.

Wildland fire leaders and/or managers at the local unit or crew level devote time between January 1 and November 30, 2013, to promote leadership development specifically targeted at "Leading with Courage."

The campaign is flexible. Local units and crews may use or adapt any or all materials contained within this document or develop a program or activity spotlighting the campaign theme and the Wildland Fire Leadership Values and Principles. Campaign coordinators are encouraged to think outside the confines of the template and develop a program that meets local and individual needs.

Measuring Success:

  • Local
    • Local unit fire leaders and managers will determine what "success" looks like and how participation will be recognized.
    • Local unit fire leaders will acknowledge their unit's participation in the campaign by notifying the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee Logistics Coordinator by emailing the following information to BLM_FA_Leadership_Feedback@blm.gov:
      • Name of participating unit/crew
      • Point of contact (POC) name
      • POC contact information (phone and email)
      • Number of individuals participating - include percentage of personnel involved
      • Brief description of campaign activities
      • Recommendations for future campaigns (optional)
  • National: A committee formed by the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee will recognize one unit's contribution to the campaign through the IGNITE the Spark for Leadership Contest - From the Field for the Field.

Recognizing Participation:

  • The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee will acknowledge the fires 500 units who submit their participation results.
  • A sample certificate is available from the WFLDP website for use by local units to acknowledge students of fire participating in the leadership campaign.

Wildland Fire Leadership Campaign Reference Guide
Leading With Courage - Wildland Fire Leadership Campaign Reference Guide


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