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
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
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
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