I am a captain of a small town department that has never exactly been the busiest station in the county….. as a matter of fact we’re the slowest, taking about 315 runs a year give or take. I have an amazing group of guys that work under me and totally deserve the respect of our surrounding departments for all they have done with what we have to work with. In the past our department has never been the outstanding, train hard, hard core guys in the county that everyone looks up to for ideas and motivation, IN THE PAST. Currently I have one of the best response times in the county for my big truck runs and our ems is improving everyday run by run. One of the problems I keep running into is my members coming back from classes, trainings, and runs feeling down about themselves because someone decided that the good job they just finished wasn’t good enough to talk about so they brought up something not so good that happened 10 years ago. Our department is a very aggressive hard hitting department now and we are very proud of it. How can I keep my guys motivated and have them feel the pride of a job well done when we keep getting knocked down every time? Any Comments would be appreciated.
Be Safe, Train Hard