Tag Archives: Attitude

Emergency Responser Addiction: Ready for Rehab

Getting Ready for Rehab If you’ve made the important decision to enter a residential rehabilitation center, there are doubtless many concerns and considerations weighing heavily on your mind, including how to plan for your time away from home, work, friends, and family.   Getting ready for a stay in a residential rehabilitation facility is much like preparing for any period ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Situational Awareness

Fog of War

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Aware, Alert, Aggressive, Always: How To Do Your Job Effectively While Things Are Trying To Kill You Failure to recognize unsafe situations. Failure to prevent unsafe actions. Failure to deliver effective operations. These are the results of poor situational awareness in emergency responders of all levels. This program uses real-life case studies and in-class ...

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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?

Modern Fire Tactics romduck

  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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While you were out, there was a fire. Thoughts on Leadership from FDIC

Leadership When No One Is Watching Every year in April approximately 30,000 brothers and sisters of the fire service descend on Indianapolis, Indiana for Fire Engineering’s Fire Department Instructor’s Conference: FDIC. For the past few years I’ve been proud to count myself among them as both a student and a teacher. It is an amazing event that educates the mind, ...

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