Wildland Fire Leadership Principles 

  • Eleven principles describing tangible behaviors that reflect and demonstrate the wildland fire leadership values. The eleven principles are:

    • Be proficient in your job.
    • Make sound and timely decisions.
    • Ensure tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.
    • Develop your subordinates for the future.
    • Know your subordinates and look out for their well-being.
    • Keep your subordinates informed.
    • Build the team.
    • Employ your subordinates in accordance with their capabilities.
    • Know yourself and seek improvement.
    • Seek responsibility and accept responsibility for your actions.
    • Set the example.