Code 3 Fire Training & Education Services Courage Under Fire Leadership Steve Prziborowski
Code 3 Fire Training & Education ServicesCourage Under Fire LeadershipSteve Prziborowski

Welcome to Code 3 Fire Training & Education - the online home of Chief Steve Prziborowski & Courage Under Fire Leadership!

  • Are you a current or future fire service professional who is preparing to get hired or promoted in the fire service?
  • Are you a current or future fire officer (company officer or chief officer) who wants to just refresh your knowledge, skills, and abilities, or just be the best you can be? 

If you fall into one of the above two categories, this website will provide some value and expertise to assist you or others!

2020 Shelter-In-Place Webinar Series!!!

Steve is hosting a number of upcoming FREE webinars to assist current & future fire service personnel with achieving their dreams & goals! If you cannot make the webinar (all except the first one on May 9), you will be sent a link afterward (to view it for up to 14 days after). To register, follow the links below:

To Register For Any Or ALL Of The Above Webinars:


Personal Mission Statement:

My Core Values:

FREE Email List to get training class & safety information:

Are you interested in staying on top of training and safety information, including receiving training class flyers (mostly from California) and other information related to Career Development?


If so, on behalf of the California Training Officers Association, I manage their email distribution list and I send out training and safety information. 


FREE STUFF: Promotional Preparation & Entry-Level Firefighter Preparation

Just starting out preparing for a career in the fire service as a Firefighter - lots of FREE entry-level firefighter preparation info!

If so, please visit my other website: for lots of valuable career development information.


Looking for lots of great, FREE promotional preparation & fire officer development info?

If so, click the FREE STUFF link!

Interested in hosting a class?

We are here to assist you with meeting your career goals of getting hired or promoted in the fire service, or with being the best you can be, regardless of your rank. We specialize in providing information, mentoring, and of course training and education in the areas of Officer Development (Company Officer & Chief Officer), Leadership, Succession Planning, Career Development, Entry-Level Firefighter Preparation, and Promotional Preparation. 

Steve Prziborowski is available for speaking engagements - keynotes, seminars, workshops, classroom & pre-conference sessions. Some of the Steve's more popular current offerings include:

  • Courage under fire: Being the best Fire Service Professional you can be!
  • Courage under fire: Being the best Fire Officer you can be!
  • Courage under fire: Lessons learned AFTER getting the badge!
  • Courage under fire leadership: Company Officer Academy
  • Successfully transitioning from Firefighter (or Engineer) to Company Officer
  • Successfully transitioning from Company Officer to Battalion Chief
  • Successfully transitioning from Battalion Chief to Executive Chief Officer
  • How to Excel at Fire Department Promotional Exams
  • What do they want to hear? The promotional oral interview
  • CHAOS should not stand for Captain (or Chief) Has Arrived On Scene!
  • 10 Steps for success in the fire service promotional process / Thinking about taking a promotional exam, if so, start preparing now!
  • What's keeping you from getting promoted?
  • Here's the badge, don't screw it up!
  • Survival skills for the newly promoted Company Officer
  • Survival skills for the newly promoted Chief Officer
  • Who's the boss? Better yet, where was the designated adult? 
  • Top 10 contributing factors to Firefighter LODDs and serious injuries
  • 101 Drills for the Company Officer / The Company Officer as the Training Officer of their crew.
  • 10 Commandments of a great Fire Officer
  • 10 MORE Commandments of a great Fire Officer
  • Creating a Career Development Action Plan!
  • 7 Deadly Sins - 7 Ways to Win! 

For more information and to get a price quote, please click the Hosting A Class link. 

Steve in Action:

Steve was the recipient of the 2020 Ronny Jack Coleman, Leadership Legacy Award, presented in Orlando, FL on March 3, 2020. 


This annual award recognizes an individual who holds a designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing and who exemplifies the ability, character, and dedication to lifelong learning and displays the leadership attributes embodied by Chief Ronny Jack Coleman.

The CPC Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award was given to Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Prziborowski, CFO, CTO. Chief Prziborowski earned his first Chief Fire Officer designation in 2008 and then Chief Training Officer in 2014. He then became a peer reviewer for CPC and is very active in encouraging others across the nation to become credentialed.

Photo Credit: Some of the fireground action photos on this website, were taken by Craig Allyn Rose, the best Fire Service professional photographer I am aware of. Visit his website for lots of great pictures taken from around the Silicon Valley area of Northern California, on the fireground as well as the training ground, and even during special events such as promotional ceremonies. 


Steve Prziborowski
(408) 205-9006 - Cell

Twitter:  @SPrziborowski

How To Excel At Fire Department Promotional Exams by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

The Future Firefighter's Preparation Guide by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

Reach for the Firefighter  Badge (How to Master the Fire Department Testing Process) by Steve Prziborowski


For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

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