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 »
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 ...Read More »
RescueDigest Resources: Bus Accident Response and Multi Casualty Incident Management
Bus Accident Emergency Response: What You Need To KnowRead More »
RescueDigest Resources: Situational Awareness
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 ...Read More »
Controversies in Fire and EMS: Reading Past the Headlines
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 ...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 »
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, ...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 »