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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Ron Ayotte
Tactical Safety for Firefighters: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot
Another excellent article by Lt. McCormack!
2014-09-18 21:59:17
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Shawn.
2014-09-09 10:58:45
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Trey. It would be valuable for all of us to do a follow-up later or a look at one of your trainings and how departments are applying the new research and testing the new tactics for themselves. Bill
2014-09-09 10:58:32
Shawn Royall
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Bill, Thanks for saying exactly what many of us want to but don't have an outlet for.
2014-09-09 03:30:10
Trey Smith
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Bill, thank you for your feedback. I would invite you to contact me to learn more about FPM.
2014-09-08 22:20:52
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