Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Communications: Be Clear, Concise, and Compelling

RescueDigest Rules of Three: Clear, Concise, & 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 ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Situational Awareness

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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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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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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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Hard Times for Soft Skills

Hard Times for Soft Skills revised from the NAEMSE Educator Update Summer 2014  Are so-called “Soft Skills” such as critical thinking, leadership, professionalism, adaptability, and teamwork important for today’s emergency responder? If so, then why aren’t we teaching them?

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