Skip to main content

Building Your Leadership Resume:
“Developing the legacy that will outlast you.”  

Douglas Cline

Friday, June 16, 2023 
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Are you an individual who wants to be a leader?  Are you a current officer in Fire, Rescue or EMS?  Are you an officer who wants to be a great leader?  Are you a leader who desires to be used for great purposes to effect lasting change and to positively influence generations to come?  

If you fit one of these questions, then you have found the class you have been looking for. You will not want to miss this high energy-high impact program as Chief Cline talks from a leader’s perspective about investing in your most valuable resource, overcoming insecurities, making situations better, earning true respect and leading dynamically and intentionally utilizing concepts that are tried and true.   You will not want to miss this cutting-edge program as a current or future officer as it will help guide you toward becoming a selfless results-driven leader, whose impact on others will develop a legacy the will long outlast you. 

Douglas Cline

Douglas Cline, Assistant Chief of the Professional Development with Horry County Fire Recue. He is the Executive Editor for The Fire, Contributing Editor to Carolina Fire Rescue Journal and Executive Director for the Command Institute in Washington D.C.

A 44-year student of fire and emergency services. Chief Cline is a highly published author of articles, blogs and textbooks for both Fire and EMS.  As a Chief Officer, Cline is a distinguished authority of officer development and has traveled internationally delivering distinguished programs on leadership and officer development.  He also has a diverse line of training videos on Leadership, Rapid Intervention Team Training, Vehicle Fires, Hose Line Management, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Fire Ground Safety and Survival. 

Cline, a retired Fire Chief, is a Level III Fire Instructor, National Fire Academy Instructor and an EMS Instructor. Chief Cline is a Past President of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs, Past President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), Past President of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC), a member of the South Carolina and North Carolina Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors. Cline serves as a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) South Carolina State Lead Advocate for Everyone Goes Home, served on the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Act Grant criteria development committee, Past member of the Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Committee, NFAAA National Fire Academy Alumni Association Executive Director, Member of the Board of Trustees for the National Fire Heritage Center, and a peer reviewer for the Fire Act Grants.

In 1999, Cline was honored by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) by being awarded the prestigious George D. Post International Instructor of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Services with a Minor in Education from Concord University. He is also holds a CPSE Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO).

Chief Cline has been actively involved with the fire dynamics research conducted by ISFSI and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As a Strategy and Tactics theorist he has worked to help translated the research data into cutting edge operational theories, methodologies instructional programs and fireground tactical operations focused on the Modern Fire Environment.  Chief Cline is the executive producer of Fire Engineering’s “Fire and Training Blog Talk Radio show and “The Chief’s Trumpet”, the official Blog Talk Radio show for