Easy Way To Push Yourself More

Let me tell you a quick story about a group of people who made me feel like I could contribute more. Also, what you can learn from it. This was some years ago. I started getting a little bit more involved with training in my county. At these trainings, I met a group of individuals…

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Saying Goodbye to a Brother

  There we were on the second floor of a training tower at the fire academy. The students could hardly hear us over the loud noises and voices coming from the first floor.   I asked another instructor what was being taught on the first floor. He said he was not sure but Camelo was…

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Is your passion helping or hurting your cause?

Is your passion hurting you, or helping your cause?   Being a passionate firefighter is awesome. When you enjoy what you do for a living that much, its not work.   How many people do you know who look forward to going to work everyday?   So how can something so great as being passionate…

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Are you tired of dealing with rank chasers while you sit back wanting more experience first?

There are different reasons people become a firefighter and also choose to promote.   It took me awhile to understand this concept.   I thought everyone had some type of strong calling to do this job and the benefits to the job were only bonuses.   If you want to learn how to deal with…

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The Three Biggest Myths About New Guys

Do you know the 3 biggest myths about New Guys? If you want to Have a new guy who understands the job then you need to read this immediately because the myths and the TRUTH about New Guys are inside this article. Myth #1: the fire service is doomed with this next generation Myth #2:…

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The Proven Stay Influential Success System To Prevent Frustration And Burnout

You’re about to discover the secret of How to make an impact without being frustrated and losing your drive. What I’m about to share with you is a tool I use on a regular basis.  I’ve seen too many firefighters stay frustrated over things they do not have the ability to impact. There’s one way to…

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Do you have any recommendations on team building exercises?

Earlier this week I had someone ask some questions on team building. They said that was one of the sections that they really liked in the book Fix Your Firehouse. I figured why not just do a post and maybe other people have this question with this. Team building is multiple people overcoming an obstacle…

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Real World Firehouse & Family Balance Tips That Work Like Crazy

Do you want to know the 3 important Firehouse & Family Balance tips every firefighter should know to be successful in the firehouse and with their family? If you’re a firefighter who wants to know the important tips to be successful in the firehouse and with their family without giving so much to the job…

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The Real Trick To Fitting Quality Training In While Being At A Busy House

Last week, I made a post about keeping members engaged while being at a slow house.  So its fitting to address the opposite side of the spectrum and talk about training when your time is limited. There’s a good chance that your station would fall somewhere between this article and the previous one. Everyone is…

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Keeping Members Interested and Motivated with low call volume

Do you want to know the 3 simple steps every beginner needs to keep crew engaged in between exciting calls? If you’re a firefigther who wants to keep your crew engaged in between exciting calls without losing momentum and having morale go down then you need to read this immediately to get started correctly with…

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