that's the issue we thought we had with him, he passed his fit test and phyiscal , we ran him thru twice dry runs in our training tower, he was fine other any normal issue as soon as it came to live fire [ 2 burns] he lasted no more than 10 ins , both times sent to the ER as per or SOG to be checked out. i have tryed all i can think of , having him gear up put the pack on and walk the building , he doe's not go past 1o mins. My biggest concern is th liability and that in FF1 they will bounce him.
I had a guy that wanted to cross train from paramedic to firefighter but freaked out everytime he put on a mask. We both put on masks and sat at the dinner table and just talked for a few shifts. Then we did station duties in the masks. When that became a non event we sat at the table with the masks blacked out and talked. Then we navigated around the firehouse while blacked out and advanced to searching. It took time but he got accostomed to it and was able to complete the confined space trailer and entanglement osbstacles we have here. I tell the recruits that when you feel anxiety coming up on you, to close your eyes. It shuts down the part of your brain that is desperatly trying to find a glimmer of light and puts you in control of the dark. When you are looking for light and can't find it there is a part of you that feels "out of control" and by closing your eyes you take that control back. It works for most of my recruits that have problems but nothing works for everybody.
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