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 ...Read More »
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Ben Franklin: Founding Father, Firefighter, and… EMS Educator?
Ben Franklin left lessons to inspire & guide emergency service leaders in the 21st century.Read More »
Just Do Your Job
Just Do Your Job: A subtle change in emphasis can help leaders make the workplace better for everyone.Read More »
6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers
6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers Perhaps no other time in your career in emergency services more challenging than the transition from “Buddy to Boss” EXCEPT maybe when you are an experienced officer moving to a new group.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?
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 ...Read More »
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?Read More »
Is There Value in Busywork in Emergency Services?
If You Have Time to Lean, You Have Time to Clean! Is there value in busywork in emergency services? I think your answer probably depends on whether you are Supervisor or Staff in your organization.Read More »
The RescueDigest Podcast Episode 26: Top 5 Things That Legal Counsel Wants Emergency Responders To Know
A Fire Medic Perspective: The top five things that Legal Counsel wants Emergency Responders to know. Rom Duckworth and Allison Bloom discuss how we may not know what we need to know to stay on the right side of the law and sometimes what we THINK we know can get us into more trouble than what we don’t. Our guest today is ...Read More »
Education For The Next Generation of Responders: We CAN NOT Teach Like We Were Taught
Honor Your History, but Teach for the Future Welcome to the new year. If we’ve learned anything over the past year then we’re smarter than a year ago and way ahead of where we were ten years ago. Let’s start teaching like it. First We Taught Book Knowledge. Then We Taught Street Knowledge. We’re Beyond That Now.Read More »