I would like you to think about how you can build political support without wrestling in the mud of this campaign season.
If your department has not worked up an “exit strategy” for when things get back to normal, you should start.
Knowing the hazards and risks are important and need to be included in any reviews during training.
Teamwork. We all talk about how important it is in the fire service. Recently during interviews for entry level firefighter, candidates were asked why it is important or how important it is in this occupation.
As the world gets more complex, so does the firefighter’s job. It is easy to sometimes overlook some facets of the job, but due diligence is required. Stay focused and prepared.
It seems they always have a reason to not invest in the fire department. Maybe it is because they don’t clearly understand the value to the quality of life that a well-staffed fire department can have.
As many of these incidents are not frequent events for many departments, there is a need to prepare and understand the challenges.
At some point, the threats associated with the pandemic will be within acceptable controls. When that happens, departments need to be ready to return to trainings regardless of what the “new normal” is.
Using technology to improve performance, efficiency, and reliability is applicable to all aspects of the fire service. This would include the various components that make up fire trucks.
Those who are trusted to make sure water gets to where it needs to be must know what to do when Murphy’s Law presents itself.