RELATIONSHIPS

People love a person in uniform and firefighters are at the top of that list. While most firefighters can start a new relationship with ease, some may lack the knowledge of how to turn it into a more meaningful partnership beyond the initial stage. We focus not only on dating and marriage but also on the relationships that firefighters have with other family members, friends and fellow firefighters.

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How do We Maintain Our Love for the Job?

From a broad perspective, it is essential that our industry remains relevant and strives to meet the needs of our respective communities. Relevancy is often associated with funding approval and municipal support. There are several ways to increase awareness and involvement which may lend toward our goal of maintaining our love for the job. 

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Anchoring Into What Matters (From Behind the Line S1E4)

There was a time a couple of years ago when my kids got curious about our family traditions. They started out asking about Christmas traditions, and we talked about the various traditions our family has incorporated over the years, like filling and opening our homemade advent calendars, going out to cut down our own Christmas tree, the music we choose when we decorate the tree… Through these conversations, I realized how much we have built over the years, and how these highlight what we value about the season.

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On the first day, give them more than just knowledge 

My first day on the job is one I will never forget. As green as a five-dollar bill, I was following my crew members around like a lost puppy. I was just trying to soak up as much as I could from the veterans so I didn’t mess up and do something embarrassing. Full of anxiety and fear of being judged as unworthy of my new position, I was trying to get through the day. 

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Do You Have A Hostile Workplace?

There are many good things about working in Fire. One of them is the sense of “brotherhood” and “family” that is frequently brought up. But a workplace bully can sour that brotherhood. But what happens when this isn’t the case? What happens when you are working in a station or on a crew that simply doesn’t get along? 

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Do You Have a Workplace Bully?

There are many good things about working in Fire. One of them is the sense of “brotherhood” and “family” that is frequently brought up. But what happens when this isn’t the case? What happens when you are working in a station or on a crew that doesn’t get along?

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What’s the Problem, Firefighter?

Where you are on the leadership track, whether just starting out, midway through, or on the back half full of reflection and wisdom, oftentimes will reflect your comfort zone when it comes to dealing with problems. Those just beginning their climb up the ranks may see things narrowly with a straight “wrong or right” attitude when dealing with non-incident problems or station issues.

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