"I found both motivation and a guide to implementation in this book. Chief Thompson has provided a deep resource for all ranks from creating culture to setting up training structure. I highly recommend this book to anyone with aspirations of making an organizational impact." - Brian Brush
"Chief Thompson combines his decades of experience and years of observation with today's leadership skills and provides a path for the successful fire department to follow. The Functional Fire Company will take you step by step from being an ordinary fire department to one that defines excellence." - Risk Lasky, Fire Chief (ret.) Texas
"Chief Thompson has spent his entire career focusing on training and organizational effectiveness. The Functional Fire Company is his life's work wrapped up into a playbook that offers insight into how to make your organization perform at maximum proficiency. Experience, perspective, and a never-quit mentality are evident as Chief Thompson provides a unique view to solving problems in the modern-day fire service." - Terry McGrath, Assistant Chief, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
"This book offers a living, breathing example that Chief Thompson's principles truly work. I hope you get as much value from this book as we have received from Chief Thompson's lessons and that you take what you learn back to your organization."
- Garrett Rice, The Colony Fire Department (TX) Battalion Chief, A Shift