Josh Chase is a lieutenant with Norfolk Fire Rescue in Virginia, and is a 15-year veteran of the fire service. He has a passion for leadership and strengthening firefighters to lead at the informal level. Josh is the author of Jump Seat Leadership: The Guide to Informal Leadership in the Fire Service, and also Take the Lead: The Guide to Taking Ownership of Your Life. He currently runs the Jump Seat Leadership Facebook page and teaches informal leadership in the fire service. Josh is also the recipient of the fire service Medal of Honor, which he received in 2019 after rescuing a child from a two-alarm apartment fire.
Before he entered the fire service, his leadership abilities were developed and tested while he served as a sergeant in the United States Army. Josh was a crew chief and door gunner for black hawk helicopters in western Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Through his military service, fire service career, and life experience, it is his mission to strengthen, encourage, and empower others to embrace leadership as a core principle to succeed in any venue.
Learn more at JoshChase.org.