This class is a discussion about one critical aspect of a company officer’s development: leadership. Without an effective model to educate the linchpin for the entire fire service delivery model, we will see failure on the street and in the firehouse. The military provides a compelling prototype from which we could learn. The traits and skills needed to transition between direct supervision and task-level action are the absolute bedrock for success on the street. And make no mistake, success on the street does not happen without success in the firehouse, and that’s where leadership begins.