January 6, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

Our latest special coverage series, How to Fund & Run Effective Hands-on Training, highlights practical training for new firefighters and veterans alike. Features cover do-it-yourself training props, technical rescue-focused training ideas, impromptu training sessions, and more. Review these articles, and share some ideas with the crew at your next training session.

This newsletter also includes a news analysis from Linda Willing warning of the dangers of normalizing bad behavior, and Trevor Frodge offers tips to new fire officers.

The FireRescue1 Team
Normalizing bad behavior: Recruits give Nazi salute in photo
By Linda Willing
Ego, tradition, indifference and bad judgment can allow inappropriate behaviors to become normalized
Welcome to the right front seat!
By Trevor Frodge
Tips for a new fire officer, from a new fire officer
Code 3 Podcast: How to ace an oral interview
By Code 3 Podcast with Scott Orr
You can do all the right things academically and on the application, but if you don’t ace that interview, your chances of getting hired or promoted are slim
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4 tips for surviving a bad company officer
By Ben Thompson
From staying positive to engaging with the broader fire community, the key to survival lies within
Being chief: It's not a popularity contest!
By Chief Marc Bashoor
Making tough decisions – and pushing for change – is your responsibility, even when it doesn't win you any fans
Why generalists are so well suited to the fire service
By Linda Willing
Fostering a learning environment at work means that no one gets to be an expert and stop at that
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