Recently I posted a traditional written blog on FirefighterMedic.com and based on the positive response we received, I decided to share it with you here at FireCareers. The topic of perspective is so important to me, and should be to you, not only because it pertains to your career journey but because gaining & keeping perspective is what life is all about. There is also a short video blog for which we have provided a link to view that gives
Anyone that has survived their rookie year working at a firehouse will tell you that there are some important social & cultural expectations they had to meet every day on the job – and that many of them weren’t spelled out in a textbook or manual. In fact, I’d venture to say that a large part of what makes someone fun to work with/around is when you feel like they not only take their job seriously, but also understand these … Read the rest
One of the most important things I believe a firefighter should both embrace and embody is the concept of “kaizen”, or “continuous improvement”. Above all traits – physical, mental, emotional – the desire to improve yourself each day has the potential to make you a top notch firefighter candidate and a welcome addition to any fire department. Once on the job, the concept of continuous improvement is what separates average firefighters from exceptional ones; mediocre commanding officers from those that … Read the rest
Please Help me Welcome our new FCBlog team member Josh Sanders. This is a re-print of Josh’s bio page for your review.
Josh Sanders is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Chula Vista Fire Department, where he was hired in 2004. He is currently assigned to an OES Type I Heavy Rescue and has been involved with the CVFD rescue program since it’s inception in the spring of 2006.
Josh is a California state registered rescue instructor in several disciplines and is … Read the rest