RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.
“Teamwork makes the difference between 'three musketeers' and 'three stooges!'"
As a profession, emergency services is nearly unique in it’s demands for providers to be able to act as both coordinated team members and independent operators. Critical concepts such as group dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, followership, and interpersonal communications can be difficult to introduce in cognitive and affective domains, let alone practice as psychomotor skills. While there are plenty of “Get out of your seat” activities out there, many of them entertain and fill time, but few focus on teaching and evaluating team-based competencies. These resources will help you help your students work together better both in the classroom and on the street.
How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency. these resources for social media and mobile technology use by emergency services are no means comprehensive. we’re providing them here for you as a jumping off point. If you’d like more information about individual services you can contact the agencies or vendors directly.
Why Incorporate Critical Thinking, Teambuilding, And Soft Skills Into Classroom Activities?
Activities to get you started
Emergency Services Teamwork In Practice
- Fire Leadership and the Stages of Team Development
- Five Lessons on Building High-Impact Teams
- It’s All about Teamwork in EMS
- Healthcare Team Work and Focus