Leadership Lessons for Firefighters from a Baseball Legend

NVFC Maryland Director David Lewis (left) and Cal Ripken Jr. (right).

Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. played 162 games a year and played every day for 17 years. This same kind of dedication and stamina is displayed in our nation’s firefighters and EMS providers. In this article for Fire Engineering, NVFC Maryland Director David Lewis highlights valuable lessons from Ripken’s book Just Show Up that we can use to improve our own performance as members and leaders in the fire service. Read article.