Tip: Firefighter negativity: Don't get sucked in

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Firefighter negativity: Don't get sucked in

Contributed by: By Tony Vitalie

No matter where you work in the fire service you are sure to find personnel at all ranks who tend to be negative or just can't help but talk bad about the organization, it's leaders or their co-workers.

This can be awkward for new hires. It is importance to not allow yourself to get sucked in to this kind of negativity.

Remaining positive and neutral at all times is the best way to assure a happy and successful career and to maintain the best possible relationship with peers, supervisors and subordinates.

Allowing the negative attitudes of others to not affect your attitude is not always easy, but is important not only for yourself but for the betterment of your entire organization because negativity is a cancer that can eat away at an organization and destroy it from the inside out.

Stay positive and always remember 2 things: no person or organization is perfect, and as a firefighter you have the greatest job in the world and there are thousands of men and women who would do anything to be wearing your badge.

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