Officer, Paul, Facebook discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio
Are fools member you get a discount on the price But you don't have to be a full member to attend this three day seminar seminar. I guess we can call it. There's big names from the fire service. There's some new names from the fire service coming in to give some lectures and they're not boring lectures. I can tell you that because because where they do the lectures and a function room that happens to have a bar serve beer in food included and the Brotherhood Academy Academy radio. podcast guys bar boys us. We'll be there Rusty Ricker which we've had on the show before we actually going to have on today but he got a busy night last night at work which is totally the acceptable. We're going to have him on the show to talk a little bit more about it but he is letting us have nice little table space in the hallway to Have conversations with people there that have conversation with US already got one lined up And that's going to be the presenter for Friday Brooke aims and she's going to have of her debut on her little program About it's the anti motivational speech. So it'd be pretty good so I've been chatting a lot with her on on the instagram and she is a motivated young lady who is big into fitness and big personal development for firefighters. So I'm interested interested to have a chat with her so be sure to check that out. The New England fools event go to our facebook page. You should see post about that next. Please post your training ideas. We WanNA collect training ideas so he could go to our website. You'll see a link on the right hand side To share your training ideas. Please do that It doesn't have to be anything crazy. It could be something simple. It could be something unique. Could be something complicated. Doesn't matter share it there and we'll post it up on the website. We're all help each other out. So there we are announcements are done. We've been talking about mentor. Ship Paul and The last episode. I talked about what it takes to be. A Mentor Mentor. All right and we went over things like enthusiasm about the role and having experience with a certain topic. Obviously you need to know what you're talking about and have experienced when you mentoring somebody you'd have to have patience and compassion Possess good communication and listening skills. And you've got to have the ability to to explain your past mistakes which we've all made mistakes and if you say you haven't made mistakes either haven't been in the fire service long enough or you're fooling yourself and your align to all of us We've all made mistakes You gotta be able to bring positivity and you gotta value learning and have the ability to step out of your comfort zone and to take personal interest in and the person you are mentoring so those are the things. Those are some of the things. Because I'm sure there's a lot more but those are some of the things that you must have possessed a trait to be a mentor. If you WANNA think about mentoring somebody in the fire department. But this time I wanNA talk about What mentors should know while they're mentoring? Somebody okay some things that they should keep in mind and maybe a little bit of the process to mentor somebody. Because it doesn't have to be formal mentoring right it. It could be a castle. You know it can be very informal process right But if you do want to do a formal process I totally encourage that because we want to make sure we keep keep our members interested and we want to make sure that they feel welcome in our organization And we just ignore people ignore new members that come in or if we have people that have been on for quite a while they have an interest in becoming an officer or learning a new skill they want to be a driver or pump. OPERATOR THEY WANNA go into confined space rescue or if you have a specific skill specific service service that you do like we do water. Rescue Department we don't you and I because we stay on land. It's really not are not but we do provide that service with a water water rescue boat if there's someone that's interested in that we wanna make sure we take the time to mentor them into it right and give them that opportunity so I think it's it's important that we touch on this a little bit And some of the things that you should be paying attention to while you are mentoring. First thing I a have on my list is that you need to be able to inspire somebody and become their role model right. You want to know how to be a role model. It'll to set that good example in not only to the person that you're mentoring but also to the rest of the organization as well because other people are going to be following and watching you you as well so have you picked someone say someone wants to be a pump operator. Paul you are pump POPs trainer. You are one hundred percent de best with pump ops in our organization. You know all the numbers you know the hydraulic someone wants to pump operator. They're gonNA come to you to mentor for mentorship right and you WanNa make sure that year becoming a role model so you want to make sure. Obviously you know what you're doing you haven't forgotten your skills you haven't forgotten how to pump right which you probably never will But be that role model presentable be professional who should have been a role model prior to the mentoring process prior to being selected to be a mentor. it's it would be beneficial if you were looked at prior to the opportunity to mentor. Someone that you are a role Oh model and that should be identified. Prior to pairing up less experienced person with the mentor is identifying. Who in your organization might be good candidates? It's a good fit for mentorship role. So what makes a good role model. Positively Obviously knowledge of the subject subject matter Yup professionalism professionalism a good personal life A A A. You're out of trouble. You're not in trouble all the time. Yeah a desire fire to a desire to share your knowledge with others That's huge passionate for the industry right. You're not grumpy all the time and you actually like being being at the firehouse. You're going to call you like attending the training. That's definitely a good role model right their way to be a role model so so we've got to tackle that you got to be a role model and Paul's right. You got to be that person before you ever think about even becoming somebody's mentor. Tor and the fact is to anybody can be a mentor. Just like leaders. Anybody can be a leader and it could be a different level so you can really privy a person that's been on your organization for let's say six or seven months and then you have someone coming in behind you. That's brand new. You now have that ability to be a mentor to that. That brand new person because you know exactly what you're going through as a new person or we call that informal leadership and that's what it is. Sometimes these informal leaders emerge change just due to you know they. They happen to be somebody. That's close to somebody that needs leadership and they identify that Person Needs Some assistance or coaching or whatever and they step up to the plate and And then you an informal leader is born exactly and anybody can do it. You know when people say that you're a born leader. You were born a leader and and your natural leader that might be the case. Maybe someone it comes into having those traits early in life but I really believe that anybody can become a leader with with a little bit of coaching and a little bit of mentor ship themselves little bit of training and the biggest thing is desire. You know with a with a with a heart for something you know you. There's nothing there's is no limits your view of the heart to do something. Use Your almost unlimited. Yeah absolutely and mentorship is is a big key to success for anybody so as a senior member or an officer. Now is the time to find someone who needs mentoring. Now is the time and it could be like. I said a new member or somebody aspiring to learn a new skill or to become an officer themselves now is the time so don't waste any time. Get into that. Because it's going to help yourself is going to help you grow as a firefighter to mentor. Somebody else to grow right. It's a it's a it's a eighteen job you know we're all in it together and as you grow and your mom your member that you're mentoring grows your organization is going to be you just growing green getting stronger right so you wanna be able to take an interest in the person. You're mentoring is well. You don't don't want to be mentoring. Somebody a skill that you're passionate about and not really care about this person or what. Their weaknesses are and their strengths are and Rape down into the nitty gritty of their family life. And what they do for a living If you're on a volunteer department and and what their passions are you know take an interest because they find they see that you're interested in them. They're more apt to listen to you. And take your advice on a lot of things find out what their goals goals are in the fire service and whatever particular skill that they want to learn like. Where do you want to go in the fire service because people join up and a lot of people? These days are joining up with without without much family background or knowledge. Of exactly what it is that you're going to be doing as a firefighter. Try to find out what they want where they want to go. What their strengths? Thanks are. That's where it's important like if you remember when you came in when we both I joined. We wanted to do everything but we weren't quite sure. One hundred percent of what our your personal strengths were right. No not yet haste everything you get a taste each individual nugget in the fire department. All right you WanNa Kinda kind of coach these new people coming in you know. What are you good at what he does some of that? Is You know the mentor building. Rapport with the with the mentally. And that you know that's that's a starting point. Is You know you need to foster the relationship with that person and get comfortable comfortable with each other and you know you'll be spending a lot of time with this person so you know it's it goes you know the relationship has to run deeper than you know then what we do you know at the firehouse You know in the in the workplace so to speak more you know that the relationship almost has to be a personal relationship so that we can You know foster that trust and then from there we start working on on how to how the mentor figures out from. You know getting to know this person. How are we going to motivate this person and to succeed right so Getting to know the person on a personal level. And that's going to give you a lot of clues on how to how this person is motivated. And what techniques. You might use to keep them motivated to help them learn because you know we all have different learning styles and and and So everybody learns things slightly differently and so that mentor is GonNa need to understand. You know which which learning styles to utilized to make the best of the time that you guys will be spending together the research those two. It's a simple..