Goal of the Week

RescueDigest is here to help you with a step-by-step Goal of the Week for the things that we all SHOULD be doing to help ourselves and those around us.

4+20+10 Things Your Department Social Media Policy Must Address

Social Media in Fire and EMS

The biggest problem… With today’s social media use policies are the gigantic swaths of “gray area” that shroud some issues. Not only do statutes and regulations vary tremendously from state to state and workplace to workplace, but as social media case law develops it can be difficult to determine how key phrases such as “free speech”, “privacy protection”, and “on-the-job” ...

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RescueDigest GOTW: Brotherhood

Station

We selected some of the best resources on explaining and promoting brotherhood from the fire service and law enforcement. While we have them divided up into sections below, we don’t want you to think that means the firefighters should go to their section and the cops should go to theirs.

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RescueDigest GOTW: Write Your Resume

Resume Writing

By focusing on a particular goal each week and providing some resources to get you started, RescueDigest is here to help make your world a little but easier and to help you help others. Let’s try WRITING (or re-writing) YOUR RESUME and / or CURRICULUM VITAE!

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RescueDigest GOTW: Retirement Savings

Save Money at Conferences

With pay rates being what they are for Emergency Responders, it can be difficult to earn enough to cover our bills (even with multiple jobs), let alone put away any savings. But when you’re saving for a rainy day, the storm clouds may gather sooner than you think. It’s never too early to start putting money aside, once you’ve taken a few smart steps.

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RescueDigest GOTW: Pick a Policy (Learn One)

Policies

This week we’re suggesting a different kind of goal. As Emergency Responders a great deal of what we do is governed by and relies on policies and protocols. So occasionally our Goal of the Week (#GOTW) will fall into the Pick-a-Policy (or Protocol) category and deal specifically with how we can make our jobs better by taking small steps to either improve the policies themselves or at least the way that we interact with them.

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RescueDigest GOTW: Pay Off Debt

bill

With pay rates being what they are for Emergency Responders, it can be difficult to earn enough to cover our bills (even with multiple jobs), let alone pay off debt. But once you start to get into debt, that debt can pile up like a wreck on Interstate-84. Seriously, have you seen how people drive on that road?

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RescueDigest GOTW: Healthier Food For Work

fruit-and-vegetables

Working on the road at all hours with few, if any, defined breaks to refuel is a recipe for nutritional disaster for Emergency Responders. For many of us, the old saying “You are what you eat.” shows up in how we feel, how we look and how we work.

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