Warren Bennis had a great vision when describing a leader. “No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders.” I feel this vision fits strongly when describing the modern day fire service officer. When today’s fire officer is able to link the values and goals of all of the emergency responders based on their own ethics that they have acquired through past experience, this allows them to lead the organization and its members in a positive forward direction.