Maybe we don’t need to close the door, maybe we need to stop screwing around and just get water on the fire!
Until we accept the fact that what happens to them can happen to us, there will always be a reluctance to learn from the lessons of others.
It is critical that you understand what we used to do and why, what we still do and why and what we might need to do and why.
If they fail you have failed. There is no need to look any farther than the mirror for the answer as to why.
No policy or procedure will ever be effective if it is written, placed in a book and never looked at again.
I recently was given the opportunity to try and review a flashlight and knife from a company in Portland, Oregon.
We as a service need to be able to handle the tough criticism that goes with working in a life and death environment.
There is a huge disconnect between what is needed in that smoke filled room and what people decide to learn and train on.
“We must constantly evaluate the environment we are in and try to determine if the conditions will allow us to continue with our task.”
If your department is unable to meet the mission they are tasked with, you have the obligation to tell those you are responsible to protect that you can’t.