Rob Fisher

Followership into leadership

Company level leadership for the senior firefighter or new company officer

Course Description:

Before we can lead we must perfect the Art of Followership. Growth into being a leader begins with knowing how to first support those leading you. One of the struggles of moving into a leadership position is the comfort of being the decision-maker and less of the taskmaster. The job of a leader is: be mission-focused, support your team, develop more leaders, and keep your superiors updated. Much of this is done through building trust…inspiring and influencing others.

Chief Fisher will present a lecture focused on the concept of followership, the first step to becoming a good leader. The lecture will transition into understanding our Emotional Intelligence and how it has an impact on influencing and inspiring others. Chief Fisher will discuss his 7 C’s of Leadership, a twist to General Mattis’ 3 Cs of Leadership. If you are commanding a small tactical unit, or an entire battalion, the 7 C’s of Leadership will help you lead up and down the chain of command.


Rob “Robbie” Fisher is a suburban firefighter from the Pacific Northwest. He has been a student of the fire service for 35 years. Rob is currently a Battalion Chief with a medium-sized suburban department 25 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County. Prior to being promoted to Battalion Chief, Rob spent 20 years as a company officer, fifteen of those years assigned to the department’s only ladder company. He is a member of his county’s regional technical rescue team. Most recently, Chief Fisher was assigned as the Chief of the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy.

Chief Fisher instructs with multiple groups outside of work. He is affiliated with Brothers In Battle, County Fire Tactics, Roof Pervs, and the Highwaymen. He co-administers a few social media groups focused on truck company operations and is the co-founder of Young Officers on Fire, an online mentoring group.

Rob has been an active member with the F.O.O.L.S. since 2002. He is active with his local chapter, the Puget Sound F.O.O.L.S. Robbie has been on the International’s E-board since 2013 as the Education/Training Chair. In 2022, he accepted a new position within the International as the West Coast Region Representative.

When not instructing or talking shop, Rob enjoys traveling with his wife, Jodie. They have been married for 29 years and have two wonderful granddaughters. He enjoys cooking, wine, music, and spending time with his granddaughters.