Morale Builder: Providence

Sometimes, all the news seems bleak and looking around at all the current dead horse debates, the fire service looks like the day after Little Big Horn.








1990′s footage profiling the Providence (RI) Fire Department by Bob Farrell and Capt. Joe Errico for the Providence Firefighters Union, and R1SmokeEater via YouTube.
Remember the excitement you had when you first started? It’s still a fun job.

Morale mor-ale
Noun. Emotional or mental condition with respect to cheerfulness, confidence, zeal, etc., esp. in the face of opposition, hardship, etc.: the morale of the troops.

Additional
“Run To The Curb”, Tiger Schmittendorf
“Rescuing Providence”, Michael Morse
Image courtesy Salisbury Fire Department





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Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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