We have all worked with those that just don't care, we discussed it in an earlier post.
We exhaust ourselves to make the fire service, our fellow firefighters and us better and safer by training and mastering our craft.
We are asked "why" continually and it is easy to think about giving up. It would just be so easy to ensure that I know what I'm doing and leave you to your own mediocrity.
I know you just want to push me and those like me…Continue
Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:26pm
So, you want to sell real estate? You want to pour concrete? You want to be the next top seller in a multilevel marketing scheme? You want to build houses? You want to sell insurance? Well, then go do it and get out of my fire serivce!…Continue
Posted on June 10, 2013 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments
As the company officer we have an obligation to ensure that our crew stays safe. Wearing seatbelts, traffic vests, headsets on the apparatus and making sure that our PPE is worn appropriately are all important, no doubt. But, imagine being given a map with no starting point and no idea where you are and being told to get to a destination. It would be almost impossible because we have no starting point, we…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:45pm
This is going to be short and to the point: Don't make training a threat in relationship to punishment.
I have heard, and have used this phrase myself, "I'll just make him/her train all day." This in response to a firefighter that is a problem. Negative attitudes, lack of interest, or any other behavior can be attempted to be changed by making them train, but in wont work. It will only make them hate training all that much more.
As an officer we need to…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:50pm
I have been told that reverse lays are a thing of the past, and in suburban America for the most part, they are. With an increase in the use of LDH with storz connections, increased tank capacities, automatic aid and codes requiring hydrants, the need for many departments to utilize the reverse lay has been diminished. However, like so many tactics that have been ignored or forgotten, this is one that needs your consideration if your running with quints.
Posted on May 28, 2013 at 11:24am