Editorial

RescueDigest presents fully original editorial articles on topics of leadership, education and career development in emergency services.

RescueDigest Rules of Three: Be Clear, Concise, and Compelling

Clear, Concise, and Compelling RescueDigest is about improving three things and emergency services: Leadership, Education, and Career Development. What is the key to improving all three of these things? Communication! So that’s the focus of today’s Rule of Three. The 3 C’s as your framework for communication. If you’ve ever walked away from a conversation and felt, “It was so clear in my ...

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Controversies in Fire and EMS: Reading Past the Headlines

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Lately it seems the people of been more attracted to headlines and controversies than real conversations. It’s understandable in a way. If someone wants to be the center of attention, one of the easiest ways is to say something controversial. Someone is sure to refute what you’ve said, and soon a crowd gathers. While I don’t expect to have much ...

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Are You A One Dimensional Leader?

RescueDigest Rules of Three: Blame, Sympathize, or Fix The RescueDigest Rules of Three are simple, easy to use rules through which emergency responders can improve themselves, the people they teach or mentor, and the organizations in which they work.   Today’s topic is for current or aspiring leaders in emergency services: What do you become when a problem arises? BLAMER, SYMPATHIZER, ...

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What to Wear at a Firefighter or EMS Conference

Fire EMS Conferences

Emergency service providers are proud bunch and they like to show their colors. It shows you’re proud of where you come from and let’s other people know little bit about who you are. Still, there are a couple of rules that you want to keep in mind about how you represent yourself, your agency, and your profession in what you ...

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September 11th. Are We Honoring Their Memories?

Maybe The Question Should Not Be “Do you Remember September 11th?”, But Rather “How Do you Remember September 11th?” I’ve heard a lot of people ask lately “Do You Remember?”. There are even songs about it. This year especially it seems to me that more and more people are going out of their way to ask if I’m “remembering”, and ...

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IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?

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  Perseverance vs Stubbornness Whether we’re talking about leadership, career development, or education a word that I’ve noticed keeps coming up is “perseverance”. It’s a great word However, I’ve always been troubled by the thin line that separates perseverance from flat out stubbornness. I’ve heard many great teachers repeat “Never give up” quotes to the effect of “Great works are ...

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