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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

15:50 min | 6 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"I hate the fact that the that the volunteerism in Florida seems to be. I don't want to say it's dying. I just it's not as widespread as it used to be nice. I hate that because America's founded on volunteer firefighters. Were you will together as one continuing to serve always brotherhood academy radio PODCASTS DRAIN OFF everybody. Welcome back to the Brotherhood Academy radio. Podcast I am Nick Hilton and I m your host for this full length episode. I'm here solo this week. Mostly because of the social distancing and all that good stuff but secondly I just got the studio setback up from when we're at the New England fools event finally got a set back up and I didn't really have a chance to schedule any guests or to get the other guys over here this week. Because I wasn't sure when I was going to get this whole thing. Set BACK UP. It takes a little bit of time In some testing and all that to make sure that the audio works the way it should be so but before I dive into the episode. Let me be sure to mention the D. T. F. F. Down to fight fire volunteer firefighters podcast as always and never forgotten. We mentioned them every single week. What a great group of guys these guys are and they are motivated to training. I think they're a little bit bombed. I believe they had to cancel their seminar that they do every year which is a big training exercise training event that they do and they're really proud of it. They had to cancel it because of this whole Cova Nineteen Corona virus thing which is unfortunate However these guys are good. Get on their podcast. Take a listen. The talking. A lot about Tactics a lot about calls that they go on a lot about the things that they do the A lot of stuff about stop the bleed. They love stop the bleed. That's like one of their favorite things was stopping bleeding and they talk with the Canadian accent. One of them were the British accent. And it's a good little group of guys so check them out. Police de tff. Volunteer Firefighters podcast. Etf stands for down to fight fire and they again friends. They are down to fight fire. All Right Go. Check those out Another thing I want to mention that if you have been interested in or you've signed up for any of the New England fools events that are coming up in the near future. Unfortunately they have been postponed for obvious reasons. Much like everything else. That's going on in this country. Everything's getting postpone but please keep an eye out for any rescheduling of their events. That are coming up. You can check them out on facebook. New England fools or any fools and they've got a website any fools dot org and Please check them out. Keep following them and you'll get updates on their classes so good stuff coming out of there and if you haven't checked out the fools anyway at all check them out please. And there's fools chapters all over the country in there isn't one in your area you can start one message. Rusty Ricker from the New England fools. He can coach. Ya Give you some ideas on how to start. A fool's chapter totally totally recommended. So how's everybody doing during all of this cove? Nineteen business the whole thing. It certainly new to all of us and I'm hoping it goes away soon but hearing it could last into summer I surely hope not but that's kind of the facebook post I saw today it. Just you know but you know how facebook can be half of its drew F. It's not so but spring is here and I hate being cooped up in the house at socks Although it has been nice to use some of the time to catch up on housework and organizing I burnt a big pile. My family and I burnt the big pile of stuff. We had stacked up outside. We did that yesterday. And that was a lot of fun My wife and I have cleaned up the office. We did that the other day and it gave me a lot more room for work for workspace since my new GIG allows me to work from home so So that's Nice I guess but anyway let's get into this week's topic. We talk a lot about leadership on this show. Right mostly because leaders say set the tone for the entire organization without good leaders. We will have a hard time having a strong motivated in Professional Fire Department. But where do good leaders come from? Where did they come from? I can tell you. They're not born as leaders. All right leaders are not born that way leaders or leadership is a skill that has to be learned right you have to acquire it and we learn it from experience from schooling and from mentors and by watching the before us by keeping an eye on our leaders right now and seeing how they do things and learning from them all right. That's just some of the many ways that we learn how to become leaders a lot of agencies though don't have a formal officer development program or a succession plan in place. And if you're one of these agencies I have put together an outline that will maybe maybe hopefully assist you with developing better officers and creating a plan for future leaders right so look none of us are going to be leading our departments forever. Eventually we'll be time to pass on the torch to the next one in line but we need to be sure they are prepared for that position. Correct right we don't want to set anyone up for failure because setting our future leaders up for failure ultimately set our departments future up for failure. There is much more to being a leader in the fire. Service than leading at an incident seen much much more. Don't misunderstand though what I'm saying. Of course. Obviously we all need to know how to lead on the fire scene right but we also need to know how to lead people. We need to understand human behavior. Okay but going back. Let's go back to the incident scene topic okay. So leading on the incident scene. We should also be learning how to manage a scene. Enrolls we have yet to do so as chiefs. We should be giving the line officers the chance to take on more responsibility in order to develop skills okay in order to make better officers better leaders. Succession Planning Okay. When it comes to managing budgets or purchasing and administrative type stuff we are grooming. Are Line officers for those kinds of responsibilities? I hope and if you're not why not okay. That's something we need to be doing. It's all part of again succession. Planning it's showing that our department will be left in good hands when it's time to retire so let's take a dive into the officer development and succession. Planning outlined that. I have put together. It's very basic list of objectives that you can take and you can customize for your own apartments okay look at this as an outline of objectives that each member must accomplish to either become an officer or to keep their current position. All right you can set the time requirements if any at all and when I say that is you know I recommend get all this done in a year. Okay get all these objectives onto you but it's up to you how you want to do it. But each member must complete each objective in order to personally develop as an officer and or a prospective officer. Right so let's dive in here. I have a list of objectives. I came up with nine of them. Okay and I think nine a good number and I think we can build upon it both go to objective number one objective. One is obtained a fire instructor one certificate. So this means encourage your current officers and your perspective officers and even yourself to get your instructor one certificate. I myself do not have it yet. But it is within the two year plan And I I will be getting that. Having this certificate will empower your members to then create their own training programs. That will benefit your apartment. But don't get me wrong. Anyone can teach we talk about this quite a bit. Anyone can train anyone that has strengths. In particular topics can pass those strengths down to other members but having the certificate will make it easier for your members to instruct official classes. Okay and that's where this ball gets rolling right. Instructing of official classes giving out official certificates having that instructors certificate will allow you to do that. We'll all your members to do that. Okay objective number one. Again obtain a fire instructor one certificate objective number to obtain fire officer. One and twos is difficult. It's right and courage and I would almost go ahead and say to require all of your fire officers to get their fire. Officer wanted to certificates. There's a lot to be learned in these classes. In most places you can obtain these two certificates in one class as I mentioned before Paul and I are taking a hybrid fire. Officer wanted to class right now and that's online so we think we meet halfway through it so. I think we meet like eighteen times and the rest of. It's all online right. It makes it way easier for Scheduling and whatnot but it was long overdue for us and we were realizing that. It's definitely something every fire officer should have and we need to step up and do that. So that's what we're doing now but don't just limit this also to just your your current officers again. This topic is about succession. Planning can officer Development Succession. Planning isn't just who's going to be the next fire chief. But it's also who's going to be the next June Lieutenant. Okay because there's always a constant move up. The should always be a constant move up all right so enroll your firefighters in these classes as well. The instructor class in the fire officer wanted to class right again. This is about succession planning okay. Objective to what that was that was obtaining a fire officer one and fire officer to certificate objective number three attend department hosted fire service leadership classes. We should be requiring our officers or suggesting however you WanNa do this whole little program of written out for you To be attending any sort of sort of fire service leadership class. And it's up to us chiefs or you chiefs 'cause I'm not achieve. It should be up to the chiefs to be looking for people to come in and to teach that kind of stuff to teach the Leadership traits in the leadership skills. Okay so a hand department hosted. That's the key word here department hosted at your own fire station. Fire Service leadership classes. The idea here is the host the class that your fire station and encouraging members to attend them right host leadership instructors and or those who have a leadership focused lecture and it can be fire service related or even slash personal development related. It doesn't have to be just fire service related right again. The idea here is to develop your people in two leaders has many ways to attack. This okay again. Not just fire department related topics. We had had a guest on here Chris Worthington on twice. That Guy's not a firefighter. But I can tell you what he's got some leadership traits. He's got some leadership advice. He's got some personal development advice and I'm not trying to. I'm not trying to sell him because I don't think he's traveling and doing any classes or anything like that. But people like him. All right people like Chris Worthington we had on a few episodes ago would be perfect to have India station To teach some of these things all right it's very important and another thing too military leaders. Okay how many How many members? How many of your members our military or a veteran okay? They may have connections with with some leaders from the military. They can come in physical fitness coaches. Okay it's as simple as it is. I mean they don't have to come in and teach you physical fitness. But that tell you what they can teach a discipline and self discipline right so something to think about. That's objective number three okay. Attend Department hosted fire service leadership. Classes require your perspective officers or your current officers to attend them but you again as chief need the host need host. You have to get somebody in the teach. These classes okay number. Four objective number four develop program or initiative four the fire department. Have your members encourage your member to develop some sort of program does adult developed and lead and take on some sort of initiative right in this objective. Your members should be encouraged to develop this program encouraged. Okay I put that word in there because a little bit of encouragement goes a long way. All right again you can do this. However you want you can make everyone of these objectives requirement. You have to get it done in a certain amount of time Blah Blah Blah. Okay but if you encourage if you use that word encourage your members are going to be more apt to want to do it okay. They're not going to feel like they're being forced to all right. And it's up to you as chief officers to set that example on right because watching you okay. But the skits them to make decisions and to be creative and to recruit help delegate. Okay that's what the chiefs need to start doing is delegating while. Also these line officers need to start learning how to delegate okay so some examples that I might throw out. There are things that require a committee. Okay so they can lead a committee maybe a driver Training Committee a fundraising for new piece of equipment type of committee. Start EXCITING. A physical fitness program. Things like that all right. Have your officers develop some sort of program? Okay that's GONNA give them those leadership skills that they need. It's going to develop them and when they create them from the ground up right they're going to develop many leadership skills and they're going to develop some ownership and some pride right because pride and ownership does what it creates empowerment pride in ownership create empowerment. That's what we want your winning killing two birds in one with one stone here okay. Objective number four was develop a program or an initiative for the Fire Department objective number five for your perspective officer or your officers looking to move up for your succession..

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

11:43 min | 6 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"I hate the fact that the that the volunteerism in Florida seems to be. I don't want to say it's dying. I just it's not as widespread as it used to be nice. America's founded on volunteer firefighters. Were you will together as one continuing to serve always brotherhood Academy radio PODCASTS DRAIN OFF. Welcome back to the Academy Radio PODCAST. We are here in Wells Maine at the New England fools northeastern fire summit conference. And we're going to record a bunch of podcasts. And hopefully we'll be able to launch them out over the next few weeks to get ahead of schedule but I always mentioned as we do the Canadians the F. Down TO FIGHT FIRE. Volunteer Firefighters podcast. They plug us. We plug them. We want to give them a good mention and give them some love so without tying up too much time. Let's jump into the topic for the first episode recording. Here we have captain Dave Osgood with The York Beach Fire Department with us. And he is here because he is a easy continuous fools follower. He's a og loyal g one of the original guy. Yes yes so what is guys. What is the benefit of the fools because the three of us here pretty much been fallen? These guys around since this started. What two thousand three. The New England fools I think was I was. Yeah what what just happened. You Might Arnold. Sorry they've got down there you go. I meant to turn Hamels Zone Hamels here by the way But he's out somewhere. Maybe grab some lunch. Pc So we're going to cool for school right now so we're GonNa do a quick episode because lunch. The lunch is being served at the line is super long and we don't want to tie up too much. 'cause he's he's over there. Hungary so falls New England fools. We're here we're doing this event We got how many people are speaking this weekend. One to four today right five five five two two five today tomorrow and one last night last night so the benefit of these events. I encourage all you listeners. To find a fool's chapter we had rusty ricker on an episode. It was a good show. We talked a lot about a little bit of. I should say we talked a little bit about fools and the benefit of going to some outside training finding some chapters in your area and joining them and taking advantage of people coming in and speaking. So what is your take on people outside of their department and getting some new training some new faces. What are your thoughts on that? I think partly. It's it's a lot of it is the the networking that we get people. I've met I met firefighters and officers and instructors from all over the country and being able to bring a lot of that stuff back to my own department as well as the area departments when I teach whether it's for your county fire attack school or whatever you bring back this knowledge that that from other places than know that maybe we're not doing it completely different than everybody else but also there are things that we can bring back. It may not work for us. What New York City does but we will bring part of what they do and bring it into our system right and make it work really well for us and just these little nuggets that we get from everybody and and being around like minded people. There's nothing like being in the company of fools it anywhere you go in the country if you get with a bunch of fools. It's going to be the same guys. Where like minded individuals we WANNA BE? They want to learn new things. We WanNA bus each other's balls as much as we can assure us a good time. You know it's just a great great group of people. Yeah it is in. I was reading your post. You posted today A picture of the group out and you labeled it the three percent and it's one hundred percent correct when you say that because it's three percent of the fire service actually coming out and doing these things and trying to better themselves and get a better education and a better training. So we're going to convert people over to let's increase that three percent to you know let's work till T- towards ten let's work towards fifteen. Thank you need to start with five five five percent and then build it up from there. I think you'RE GONNA go from three to ten is probably not realistic. You know everything in the Fire Service Accountability where we started out with pass alarms that we had to turn on now. They're making them come on for us because firefighter proof and accountability with the same thing and trainings going to be the same thing. They say. You can't lead. You can't make a horse drink water but you know if you hold his head underwater long enough. It's going to drink some of it. So that's all right mic guys. Sometimes I'm doing trainings. That interested in but they they're going to get my take on it and they're going to hear what I have to say whether they like it or not we kind of the same way. I'm not trying to be a jerk however I think that it's important to learn new things and whether you like it or not you're going to at least take something away from it. I think it's just great to get a different perspective from people from all around the country. We had a guy speaking earlier this morning before. You got here from From Florida and all the way up from Florida teaching or is he taking it. He was interested. Yeah hitching. He had a nice presentation. And it's just great to see the different perspectives and ultimately we're all here to do the same thing and the perspectives are a little bit different. But they're they're they're the same in a way like you were saying it's like you could take something different. We could take something new from these people but at the same time. It's all raps into being in the fire service and and being the same thing but it's we can sit here and train and train and train on our fight apartments in have our own guys training and you're seeing the same face every week right. Yeah we do. We do in our own department. Sure that can get stale. And I'm sure does that put to take the opportunity to meet these new people to network and to get that. Different perspective is going to be really valuable for you and for your fire department and the rest of your members so the fools. You know another thing that we've talked about in the past. Is that you handsome. Devil you that we could. I could stand in front of my own department and talk about swiss-born till the cows come home and everybody just shakes ahead. And they're like. Yeah whatever you have one of these guys come in from somewhere else. And Talk About Munoz and the guys. They give the exact same message. And everybody's going to hang all over every word he says because it's not coming from me right they've heard me gripe about it and beat on it for years and they hear from someone else and it's like it's almost like their their personal biases or the user open because it's an outside person and sometimes that's frustrating. I guess it's you know that's the way firefighters are against seeing it and other other places where we've gone to other departments training teaching whatever and we've given the same exact message and the host is like. I try to tell them the same thing. They wouldn't listen to any of it when you guys come in and Delon that they were like they were like it was like the first time they'd ever heard it. I don't know no you're right. You're right house at lunch. Line looking shorter shorter okay. We won't keep you much longer. And I think what we can do to is is Aron. Heller actually suggested this because he's here this weekend when we do these shows we'll just do short snippets right and we can even if you do a long show. That's great and what we can do is we can kind of. I can edit it so it's all ended up being one long one. So what are they feeding people in their by sandwiches sandwich? Amaze- yeah yeah I saw some roast beef and I think last year. That's what they did to is pretty good dousing. Yeah so as thanks for coming on real quick with your point of view on outside training and again I would encourage everybody. If they see a fool's event and not only up about any outside training that they can get to. Whether it's you know for our area we have your county town school school which is which is good. There's a lot of good classes. They have seacoast chiefs. They do some really really good classes down there and Dover every year so you know whether you're a firefighter a chief officer. It doesn't really matter get everybody else's perspective get some of that information and bring it home to your guys maybe like maybe we don't get to use it exactly how they use it in. New York or Boston or or wherever but we can tailor that stuff to work within our own departments and there's always a better way of doing things. It doesn't matter how much you learn. This always a better way for sure or newer way or something right. We don't do that. We're just. We're just getting stale. Anybody see the clip on the Internet the other day the Guy Like knee Preston. Hose Line while he was putting his mask on. And and and doing like a transitional attack. You hit it in the window here. If you ever had an opportunity to take Erin fields forward class. It's worth every every muscle that you wind up getting it is really. It's you can just barely walk by the end of the three days Just because you move so much line and flowed so much water in different ways that we don't usually do but if you have the opportunity to take that as by fire one of the best glasses partake in the thirty three years. I've been doing this a long time by shed. Okay all right great. Let's go. We'll get another guest on little later on. Paul what do you think eat something? Let's eat something cool feed me. Thanks so here we are. It's recording. Now we'll see now here's Here we are at the fools conference Are you a little bit more relaxed now rusty a lot more relaxed this? It's so it's clear salen from we're beyond it's all downhill from here right. Three-quarters away down the hill right. Good turn out. Great turnout best turnout we've ever had. What are the numbers? Do you think Counting while Danny was speaking there. Were one hundred eleven people in the room. No kidding with vendors students and vendors and other instructors sitting there one hundred eleven people in the room which is probably twenty over. One of our best is the best with the exception of the Tampa event that we did last November The best that we ever did was Aaron. And we've done up in Vermont Cystic fibrosis okay. Fundraiser approximately ninety ninety. Two people in the room for that so this is head and shoulders above that. That's awesome next year. We'll be bigger. I don't know if that room will handle bigger. Figure it out. You could move the vendor tables somewhere you know now. There's plenty of them. Yeah so all right. So welcome back to the show rusty. No thank you for having US and And we also have Aaron Heller on the show. Welcome Aaron thank you and I've been wanting to talk to you for quite a bit because You you have a training right. I do I. I own on training insensitive training and you're newly promoted fire. Chief I am congratulations. Thank you very much. I was promoted on February first. So how about your Quick Synopsis On Your Fire Service Background. My Fire Service background is long and varied. I started as a junior member in.

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

11:06 min | 8 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"To give them hell and they give us a call back and they're seeing results by our love and we're seeing results from their. I love sharing Different screen shots of people who are messaging them saying that they heard about them through. Also I think that's really cool So be sure to check those guys out that. ETF DOWN TO TO FIGHT FIRE volunteer firefighters podcast out of Canada next up is the New England fool. Northeastern fire summit March sixth through eighth. You heard the commercial that Rusty Ricker did just before we started the show here And please check out his information his websites please because this is a really really good event at least this one is. We'll be there. We'll have our table set up with Mike and all that stuff and we'll be doing interviews so march sixth through eighth in Wells Maine the northeastern fire summit put on by the New England fools and finally trading ideas as always. Please get on our website website. Please Click on the link for your training ideas mythos so that we can get everybody on board with a really really cool training stuff. So that's it quick announcements. Let's get into it because because we have a really good guest on today. His name is Tom Merrill And A he is a thirty seven year fire department of veteran. He's the host the professional volunteer fire department. PODCAST with fire engineering. If you haven't heard of that go on there and check that out. And as well as the author of the Professional Volunteer Fire Department articles articles series featured in fire engineering. Welcome to the show. Tom Thank you so much. I'm glad to be here since I've listened to a lot of your shows and it's nice to be invited needed to be on. I appreciate it. I mean we appreciate that. We appreciate the support so tell us a little bit about you and your history with the fire service. Well it's funny because just last last week I was reminded this to really what got me involved because last week was the forty eight th anniversary of the premier of emergency and an A- and I can date myself a little bit because I remember watching the original episodes on Saturday nights at eight o'clock and I was hooked. I was hooked in the really took an interest in my local fire department at the time and low and behold a few years later life got in the way and I kind of forgot about how much I love the fire service by watching emergency in one day and working at a supermarket in town. And I'm going to college and Guy Standing next next to me has one of those original Motorola ministers on his belt and I started asking what that wise and he's like. Oh that's a pager radio for fire calls. I'm a volunteer a firefighter and he looked at me and said why. Don't you join and I really hadn't given it thought because like I said life had gotten away going to college and do another things I said. What the heck so at nineteen years of age? I joined my local fire department in my hometown in Snyder New York which is just outside of Buffalo and Dan never knew the journey. It would lead me on and thirty seven years later. I've spent ten years as a captain. Fifteen years in the chief officer ranks. And now I'm what they call a fire commissioner We have five Commissioners Governor Department. It's like a political subdivision of the state of New York and that that was was like the natural progression for pass chiefs so I'm now in that role and that's been one heck of a ride and I loved every minute of it. I feel like a lot of people joined the fire service because of emergency like I hear that from so many more senior members that that show. It's almost like they need to get a new show out. You know to to inspire some new younger people to start joining the fight apartments to rest Chicago. Fire those those comments. By opinion there hasn't been show as in. My opinion is good as emergencies. There's there's too much dysfunction in some of the other shows. Actually we agree to drama too much dysfunction and emergency. That was it for me that really sparked the interest. Yeah so I watched that as a My mother couldn't get me to sit down and watch sesame street as a kid By the time I was a kid in the early eighties it was all on reruns. so Sesame Street was kind of a no go for me but once in a while by that time reruns were on of emergency and that she could get me to sit down and watch and for hours on end and obviously there was only ever one thing I was going to do but so I really didn't need emergency to steer me there here. But certainly I I can relate to watching emergency growing up as well fact somebody a funny story somebody wrote in my sixth Grade Yearbook. I still still have it. Someone When you sign yearbooks at the end of the year somebody wrote in my sixth Grade Yearbook I hope you become just lay johnny gage someday? uh-huh I still haven't followed by followed by a nice summer right in your class. So what's the tell us the premise of the professional volunteer fire department. And how you got that started because it's a it's a huge thing you've got going on it's full of value. I appreciate that I really do and again just like with my fire service journey. I never expected this to take off like it did so if you really WANNA. Here's the story. I'll be happy to share it with you please. Yeah so night apartment. We're fortunate in our area. Were very well financed very well. Run departments armaments and we enjoy a robust training budget and we're able to travel quite a bit for training and the big conference for us every year as FDIC we send send Ten members every year to FDIC nightmare fact Lakewood might have eleven this coming year but we attend her eleven and I would say fully eighty ninety percent of our procedures that we have learned in the decades that I've been in and even before I joined have been picked up at these conferences especially. FDIC WE CHARGER officers with. Hey we're GONNA pay your way you're going to have the best experience ever. You will put your button class every morning. You can do whatever you want at night but you will be in class and you will learn you will bring back. We charge them with coming back and putting on drills based on what they learn so I would go every year FDIC Z.. And we started running across Bobby Halton. Who for those? Who Don't know is the editor training director and FDIC? I see director and everyone knows. He's America's firefighter and Bobby halt and is a type of man who would never forget a face and every year he would. CBS and make small talk with us in go on his way will one year in our small talk. We've found out. His wife was from Buffalo. Holy Cow Rice from Buffalo Very small world so now we had a connection one day. I'm reading the newspaper at home and I see that his father in law. His wife's father passed away and I said to my wife. You know I'm going to run this week. You think he'd be mad and my wife looked at me. He Goes Tom who would ever be mad for a loved one's weight. Sure so I buzzed into the wake. In Bobby's there. He remembers me. We go off into the corner and funeral hall. What do we do as firefighters? We talk right exactly and we're at a funeral home at a wake for his father in law were talking shop says to me he says to me. Why does she write some articles? And I'm thinking I had just gotten out is chief. I was looking for something to do but this had never occurred to me and I looked Danamon. I said I was just a chief of my little volunteer fire department. What the heck am I going to write about? That would mean anything thing to anyone out there you know and he goes you give it some thought and you send me some articles and I'll be happy to see if I can get them published for you now at at the same time at the same time that this happened ny fire department for my outgoing banquet. You know how you do chief installation dinners by a last my last dinner. They flew in as a surprise to me chief. Johns Salka from the F. D. N. Y.. Because I was always I was always quoting quoting chief salt as I was going through the chief Franks. I was writing Reviewing articles he wrote and put them on the bulletin board so the Guy Thought it guys isn't Gail side. It'd be a great idea as surprise to me for my outgoing chiefs installation dinner to have him show up in Lloyd Day. Catch me off guard and that was that that was awesome. Yeah that was A. I'll never forget that and chief saga just like Bobby Hall said to me. He heard me give a speech at the at the conference at the installation banquet. And he goes you should. You should do some presentations. I liked again. I was a cheaper my little volunteer. Fire Department what am I gonNa do so I had these two fire service icons pushing me to do something in one day in one day as I thought about it for the next week or two one day. It just dawned on me about this whole professional volunteer idea so I started writing my premier article the Professional Volunteer Fire Department. Yeah got it published in fire engineering with the help of Chief Salkin and chief Halton and then I started thinking of other parts of the series and said would mind if I send a few more parts and they said no no no do it. It's up to thirty five parts now. Well Can well from Penn well who is a publishing in company that used to be in charge of fire engineering. They now have offered me a contract to write a book. The professional volunteer fire departments. While working on Eh. Yeah Wow. That's exciting that's a lot of it is and I'm actually way behind on it and I'm waiting for a phone call to say we're GONNA tear that contract But then as all this was going on chief Halton says put a presentation together based on your articles and again I'm like I have been going on. FDIC for years and as you well know that is the premier fire service event. No show. I'm like there is no way they're going to accept me to teach FDIC spot. I put the presentation together. Made a made a application. They accepted it and I figured this is great and I thought maybe one year and then the reviews would come. I'm in and that would be it. I wouldn't be invited back while. Happy to announce proud to announce. I'll be going for my seventh year in a row teaching professional volunteer park. That's interesting I'm Congratulations on that. Thank you thank you very happy and I know you guys have talked about going. FDIC about yourself. Yeah we had to go to get there. Let's now you'll never not wanNA miss it. When she go once we saw the podcasters and all the you know the Fire Service influencers that you have on on social media now? They're they're all out there last year and I was like oh I wanna be there laskey. What is cheap? Rick lasky caller. It's Disney it's the Disneyworld firefighting..

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

11:14 min | 8 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"And they're on all the social media platforms platforms. Just check them out. They're good they've got funny stuff. Oh and they like to stop the bleed. That's one of the big things a lot of trauma up there in the Bush they do. Oh that's not good they have You know how does that work how does ems house. They're not but the the hospital realm. I wonder how that is up there. Right Elk Brad Nelson Hospital tough reindeer. You gotta be you gotTa be tough to do that So you know probably the date is a Lotta duct tape superglue. Yep Oh yeah you know what I mean yeah you know like like ours from the hospital duct tape and superglue and on it calling the helicopters they have to when you could ever hope to copter all bleeding does eventually stops. It does when you run out. I mean that's one way. AM stopping it. All fires go out all fires eventually go out and all bleeding does eventually stop. I told that to somebody on the telephone yesterday did you. Yeah and they laughed about it and I said Seriously you know unless you're in Australia. Those fires are not going out. No that's going to eventually go out. It will eventually run out of fuel surrounded by water it is it is. It is only gonNA burned to the waterline. And that's that and then once it runs out of fuel it no longer GONNA burn good point good point so stop the burn. Stop the bleed. You just wait it out in the cold then stop the cold. No more called bring on the spring. Springtime here is great and speaking of Spring. Paul you bring us to the next announcement. Oh Oh good. Good Yeah Spring Thoughts yes the fools the fraternal order of leatherhead society of you guys are new listeners. You should go back and listen to our episode. We had with rusty ricker with the northeast. The New England fools that get these backwards all the time. The New England fools because they are hosting a ton of training the spring. And if you happen to listen to the commercial that I played we have a commercial on here now for the fools. It played at the beginning of this episode. I sent it to you guys last night. it's respirator on it Telling talking about what's coming mcso but the big thing that's coming up for us with them as the northeast fire summit in March march sixth through eighth in Wells Maine And we're GONNA have a table set up. We may have the whole team. We may have one may may have to. We may have none. Who knows but we'll be there with a table and the Mike and the computer the mixer and we already have an interview scheduled Fine young ladies that is hosting a Class A discussion. I should say on that Friday. So be looking out for that. Anybody anybody can go to that. You don't need to be a fool's member to attend you. Do get a discount if you're a fool's member it doesn't matter what chapter you're in but please go to our website. You'll see or not our website but our facebook book page. You'll see a link. There banner explaining the northeastern fire summit. If you don't WanNa go there you can go to the New England fools website and you can get all that information there so march sixth through eighth twenty twenty in wells Maine totally worth the trip northeast fire summit and then the next announcement is we want you guys to still submit your training ideas on our website We've got a banner. They're on the right hand side you'll see it We WanNA collect all sorts of training ideas unique ones basic one simple complicated whatever so we can in put together a large list for everybody to reference when they are stumped radio. Because how many times do we started training night. And we're like we're not plant. What do you do? It happens a lot yup shoot from the hip sometimes. They're good sometimes not so good right exactly. So let's help each other out. Let's increase everybody's training and their knowledge and let's let's share so please go on there and submit that very easy to do in will feature on the website in up on social media. So that's it from my announcements if you guys have anything Shoot Nothing New England fools that it'll be good training. Guaranteed these guys are solid solid Guys solid brothers and their Now their aim is to preserve traditions and in the fire service and You know in big name people. There's rural doesn't means anes malt small town main. There's going to be some big names in the girl that speaking. She comes from Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin so called there too. It's wicked calls. They're different way into pierce fire trucks and is really cold there. Yeah so that cats out of the bag by the way to facebook official. It's not facebook official. Yeah because I'm trying to put together because you know I like to go bigger. Go home when it comes to announcing things on facebook or but yes that cats out of the bag. It'll be leaving my job on the twenty third and starting my new job on the twenty seventh of this month so it's happening rather quickly going to be a traveling. Roadshow traveling roadshow selling Pierce. Fire trucks in New Hampshire insurance so anyway Cow Hampshire. So I'm fired up guys I've been kind of calm here with announce fired up. I'm fired up because I'm sick and tired of seeing fire departments complaining that they don't have any members or they don't have any help yet at the same time they're not doing doing any effort to keep their good members on their fight apartments and it doesn't just apply to fire departments that applies to all sorts of agencies police fire. EMS regular jobs business. I'm sick and tired of it And I see it all the time on social media. We don't have we don't have help. You see all these stories in the paper for yet. Then you hear people who want to join the fight apartment. But they're turned off to it because they make them jump through ridiculous hoops to get there. Well that and they discriminate against whatever gender you are. I've been hearing stories on that like all your girl. We don't want you on here. which believe it or not? It's still happening. which is bullshit? What still getting me that all out west? Apparently it happened was going to say really shouldn't be shocked but I'm a little shocked. You got professional sessional leaders and when I say professional people that when I mean professional is like the professionals it's a mindset not right employment status they supposedly what they're doing they supposedly have earned to get into position. There at a professional leaders are actually not doing what they're supposed to be doing to keep their employees and their members happy and engaged and empowered uh-huh and they're leaving. You know you see these articles on facebook that are going around. Why good employees leave? Why couldn't I don't know how many of you read it? Read those but you should read them because they're great points and they can be able to firestone. I do when I see those. Some of those are applicable to you know various like we were talking about fire departments Private sector regular jobs. You know full-time Fire Service Volunteer. Fire Service on and on and on you know in all of those leadership lessons are worth reading reading because if we can take something from from outside the fire service that's maybe best practice and apply it in our in our jobs than it's it's definitely not time wasted to read things like that certainly not because all that can be relatable and right down to the books like Jaakko willing books and all the leadership business business books out there. You can totally relate those to the fire service and and our leaders are not doing that. I think our leaders are becoming way too close minded. Maybe it's time they move on. Maybe it's maybe they're just. I've been in the service for too long. I don't know but I'm seeing young leaders. Come in doing the same thing where they're not paying attention to their membership. They're paying attention to their own personal agenda in what they want the Fire Department or the agency to look like in the direction they want it to go in and at the same time. They're not paying attention to what the whole membership wants. They're not letting their membership do work. They're not letting the membership take on projects and they are they're taking projects away from them and taking empowerment away from them and there's no incentive for them to stay right and yeah and it's it it's just baffles my mind how this hasn't clicked yet and how people still don't understand that you can't run a fire department and expect people to show up and do work without letting them have a little bit of freedom and a little bit of empowerment armant and responsibility to take care of something on their own to form that ownership in real in. And what's the word I'm looking for now doesn't even matter. But they're not pride and ownership ownership ownership. They're not getting it because you're not allowing them to you You hit on a on a topic there That it is important to this. And it's that pushing your personal agenda That's a that's a critical That's a critical fault right. There is pushing your personal agenda rather island what you know what's best for me versus what's best for we exactly exactly and they're forgetting about that we they're forgetting the team in the team. Spirit in working as a team because when all things go to shit when we're out of big incident we have to know that we can trust each other and we have to be able to work together to solve the problems that we're here to solve solvent to to Put the fires out in to rescue the people into stop the bleed. We we need to be able to do that. And we need to build a trust everybody and work together as a team. We can't have people showing up as officers chief surges or or regular firemen showing up with their own agendas and their own things that it's the former freelancing when you're not on the same in audience that everybody else not stop and it's frustrating people. It's frustrating the good members who are putting in a lot of work. You're putting in like all of us at this table. Have have a ton of time on the Fire Department and we have put in a ton of work and we're still putting in a ton of work and you have people that are coming in that. Want to do the same thing that we need to give them the same opportunity unity that we had coming in to form that sort of ownership. We need to be doing that to the new members we can't be holding. This is holding it close as this is our fight apartment. You're not gonNA come in here and and take it over. We want them to come in here and take it over. We want them to to learn how to manage and learn how to take ownership and learn how to take on projects and start new things in the look to see what the industry mysteries standards are changing. Bring that in and we have people in this fire service that are not doing that and then allowing. I'm fired up over it. Fired up clearly. Sorry sorry all right so you can go home to show everybody time is valuable. We appreciate you guys coming back and digital. Yeah exactly and I'm sorry I would yell me louder but I lost my voice this last week and it's just now coming back and I want to keep it so I do have three more days of dispatching which I need to need to have dispatched voice. It's not fun it's not. It's not because you have to answer the phone and then talk on the radio and then like literally really no one can hear what you're saying this miserable great and you feel fine like I felt fine. I'm like this is great. I could run a marathon while I couldn't. I haven't run in a long time. But why would anybody any run without being chased. Look happy when they're running. No okay. They've never never whereas if you have ever seen somebody happy when the rain the Donut yes Syria. Yeah he's he's happy right now. which is the pill going? I did Alan Two dozen donuts today. This morning I went out in the frigid cold in got everybody some donuts. So yeah we're if we're feasting on some fat pills this morning fat and happy that is one good thing about living in New England is we do have the dunks dunks. Yes and every corner. Ah every corner except here. I mean there's like one within we got two guys too good for dunks here. Yeah no we can't have. We can't have Dunkin donuts in York because it might look like kittery in God forbid because we're so much.

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

02:30 min | 8 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"You know there's gotta be a happy balance between you know taking care of your guys and making sure they feel like they're important and handing out here you showed up and you got yourself self dressed in the morning and so we're going to give you a trophy. Breathe on this mirror together as one I continuing to serve always this the Brotherhood Academy Radio Taught. Hey Everyone Rusty Ricker New England fools letting you know about some of our upcoming events for twenty twenty twenty February ninth Sunday. Fourteen hundred hours the west Kennebunk- fire station. We have our tactical tutelage tour Portsmouth fire medic. Tim Griswald March weekend. A six to the eighth at the village by the sea in Wells Maine. We have our annual winter conference the northeastern fire summit some of the best instructors. We've had yet right here in your backyard. Also on TAP. We have our annual firebomb photo night coming in the twenty eighth March and Georgetown Mass and bring it back spring training hands on event. It'd be up I've been thompson main the weekend of April third to the fifth for some northeast. Truckin hands on you can check us out on facebook. Instagram or twitter at New England fools or go to our website and e fools dot org. So I'm fired up always fired up. I have a couple of things add because I'm a Ted this discussion that we're getting ready to have because I when are we going going. We're going we're going. We ready fired. Add up so a little disillusion with the way things are right now. Yeah and it's not just us it's everywhere consider it's everywhere and I think we need to talk about it N. B. Blunt about it but so this is the Brotherhood Academy Radio PODCAST. I am Nick Hilton. And I'm here with Paul Ballantyne and the Camel L. and we're GonNa we do a pretty good. I think I hope. I hope we are nice powerful episode. Because I think we're due for powerful in your face blunt episode but let's start off with the announcements as always the AF down to fight five volunteer firefighters podcast out of Canada. These guys are great guys except for today and and yesterday because.

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

11:25 min | 9 months ago

"rusty ricker" 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..

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

12:17 min | 9 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"And you'll see the link on the right hand side For training it is simply click on it and fill out the form. Send it in and we will Posted up on the website will create a holistic training ideas. It could be anything it could be something that base. It could be something that's advanced. It could be a little spin on something that you guys do as a as is it in an individual company But please share it because we all need to learn from each other we all need to get ideas and bounce ideas off each other so again go onto our website brotherhood the Hood Academy Radio Dot Com Click on the training ideas and to submit them and Fill the form and we'll take care of the rest next on the announcement list is Do you guys remember when we had rusty ricker from the New England. Fools on the show Few months back Well they are added again they. They have come up with the date for this year's twenty twenty northeastern fire summit which is done in Wells Maine gene which is just two towns north of where we are here in York And we'll be there. We will be there with a table and our mics WCHS and our mixer and our computer and our headsets and some chairs and we will be conducting interviews and discussions with people that are there and we already we have our first guest lined up for that weekend but let's get into the details on the weekend. It's going to be Friday through Sunday. March march. Sixth through eighth okay. And it's a village by the sea in Wells Maine which is a hotel and have a little function center there Right on route one. If you guys have never been to the main. This is a good opportunity to come to main to get some really really good content. Some really really good value and to meet some really cool people in the fire service so if you are a fool's member it'll cost one hundred and forty dollars. Okay have you are a non fools members. You don't belong to a fool's organization it's one hundred and fifty five dollars. Well worth the money. Okay and you don't have to be a fool's member to come to this event it is hosted by the fools the New England fools. But you don't have to be member hundred fifty five bucks. It's not not that much money if you consider what you're getting out of it. Plus there's going to be some refreshments there and there's a bar okay and they'll be lunch and dinner included on Saturday so this goes through Friday from Friday evening to Sunday through Sunday. And here's a list of who will. We'll be speaking that weekend on Friday night. The presentation will be four fifty one F link the Anti Motivational Divisional speech and this is by firefighter. Paramedic Brooke aims. She's out of Wisconsin. I actually just spoke with her on instagram today. And we have arranged to have her be one of our guests to speak on our mikes that weekend. So she's motivated personal development stuff new due to the fire service. She's come from the corporate world and I'm excited to hear what she has to say. Because I think it drives a lot with what we talk about on this podcast. So she'll be the presenting Friday night. It's her debut she says I'm excited about it. The doors open at eight thousand nine hundred hours on that Friday and then the rest so the weekend. You're going to have a firefighter. Chris loss of the Saint Lucie County Florida Fire Department. His presentation is leading leading from the backseat. Have Firefighter Maglione of the F. D. N. Y.. Saving seconds is what he calls his presentation. You'RE GONNA have chief Brian Moriarty of the Lawrence Masks Fire Department. He's going to talk about the Merrimack valley gas crisis That happened a year a little over a year ago. if you haven't heard about that look that up Have some close friends that were working that event and actually Paul was there as well with his paid department. Working that that emergency the situation there so I've heard chief Moriarty talk about it. I've seen his presentation. And it's a pretty impressive one and I can't wait to see it again And then you're GonNa have firefighter. Dan All the of the Providence Rhode Island Fire Department May Day on Bowdoin Street. So we'll hear that Saturday evening following the presentations those dinner battalion. Chief retired Dan Digress. I think I'm pronouncing that right of the Chicago. Google fight apartment straight talk on firefighter behavioral health behavioral health. So that's GonNa be a really good topic as well and Sunday's program will be a Half Day presentation with Lieutenant Ray McCormick of the F. D. N. Y.. Engine operations in the modern fire environment that starts eight. Am Sunday so seriously guys. Go check it out it on on the Fools view join up on the fools New England fools I should say New England fools their facebook page. You'll see the details on it. Also posted the Flyer on our facebook page on our instagram. Go read up on it and really take this opportunity of your local to New England. It's definitely worth the drive. If you're not local to New England it's definitely only worth the flight for the for the entire weekend so they did it. Last year we attended last year. The guys from national fire radio were there. They did their own. Little thing. little presentation but definitely worth it so new England fools northeastern fire. Summer Twenty twenty wells main village by the sea Friday through Sunday March. Sixth through eighth. Check it out. We'll be there. We'll have a table set up with the Mike. How's that for announcements hope? I didn't bore you. Of course they didn't boy. That stuff's awesome good good stuff now last episode I created a mentor ship. Challenge I give you guys a mentorship challenge inch I posted it up on the facebook page. All right the challenge was and still is listing. Three people that were mentors mentors for you. Three of your mentors okay. They could be somebody. That's no longer with us in this world. That could be someone that's sitting right next to you right now. It could be a mentor. That meant told you years ago and major the person you are now or it could be a mentor. That's mentoring you right now. A lot of mentoring here. I say that we're at a lot. podcast it's going to happen. Someone that's mentoring you now to be the person you want to be in the future okay. List those three people in the post in the comments section of the posted. I put up on the FACEBOOK page Brotherhood Academy Radio Facebook as book page lists those three people next to their names. Write down what they did to mentor you to make you who you are now or who you want to be in the future okay. And then the next part that is to send these people individual messages whether it's on a text or if it's on a messenger on the internet or if it's an email a phone call call or in-person somehow some way send them a message to let them know how much you appreciate them mentoring you in what they did to make a difference in your life all right. It's a real easy challenge. Eligible also gets you out of your comfort zone a little bit and courage guys as participate in this. I did mine okay. And I'm hoping to get some more people on their to do do. There's IT's important for us to get out of our comfort zone. Okay and if we don't get out of our comfort zone we can't grow the only way we will be able to grow anywhere in our life is to get out of that okay. I am really really bad at approaching people really bad about Taking compliments for myself off but also Opening Up to other people and explaining to them how they Changed my life or did good things from him. I have a hard time with that. It's uncomfortable for me but what I did it. Okay and it feels good. It really feels good to step out of that comfort zone so please guys go do that all right so i WanNa talk about mentorship and this is part one I should now. I guess the Wednesday box alarm I just did was maybe part one but I think that was a little bit of an introduction but part one of the mentorship program or series that we're doing on the Brotherhood Academy radio. PODCAST is happening right now. Okay let's talk about some mentorship ship stuff. Let's talk about the basics of it all right so what does mentor. Ship mean. Well it's when a person who possesses more skill experience experience or knowledge of a particular topic and creates a developmental relationship with one who desires to learn that particular topic. All right so what I'm saying there is if you're good at something if you have a skill or talent right you're on the fire department and you have something that you've been doing for a long time for example pump operator or a driver. Okay or you've been a a an officer for quite a while Or you you happen to be really really strong with ems and it's something that you're passionate about. You have that potential to be a mentor for the person coming in who wants to learn. Oh not as well who needs some assistance with that. That's what a mentor is. And that's what mentorship is okay. Now I wrote down my list of mentors on that facebook post okay. I'll name them. Okay I'll tell you them right now. All right One of them is. Peter Humphry okay. He's he's a He's our assistant. Fire chief here and when I joined the Fire Department in two thousand and one he was a lieutenant with us okay and he has a a ton of experience now but he was very aggressive right. He was very he was always the first one to do things he was assertive. He stick up for his guys and I followed him and he meant toward me and he taught me the basics ins and outs of Leadership Okay and firefighting and tactics all right a lot of the big fires that we had when I first joined because we had a lot of them of course they've dried up now just like almost everywhere else else in this country but he was always my officer he was always the one there was always following him. So he's one of my mentors he always will. It'll be he will continue to be. He's now the assistant chief and he's still mentors me. We still bounce ideas off of each other. And he's still straightens me up sometimes when I have a bad the idea about something you know. So yes so Peter Humphrey I one on my list. The next one okay is a guy named Zak ABC Gar. We grew up together. He He'd happens to be Paul's cousin. He's lieutenant with me on the Fire Department here but hey is one hundred percent topnotch coach in ems. He's a paramedic. He's got a degree in fire science degree in Para Medicine. He worked on an ambulance part time. He's a lieutenant on a career department uh-huh and did a lot of ems there. He just knows his stuff. He's an instructor he teaches. EMS stuff he. He makes sure that he makes sure that we keep up with our our our C. H. is with our ems licenses. You make sure that we that we stay on top of that. Each month. He has a classy comes out with. It's a it's a teach yourself herself type of thing where he gives you a topic. He was your website to go to you. Watch a sideshow. You take a quiz you submitted. Every month he does that force on his own on his own time. Sometimes he'll host a class last. Were people from all around the area. Police officers firefighters. EMT's paramedics they all come in. They sit in his class just so he can make sure that we are getting. Our education continued education to keep up our licenses. Okay anytime I have a question about. EMS anytime a week with it because it's a big huge weakness of mine with the Fire Department is ems. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm not a huge fan of ems but it's part of the job but he's always there to help me with that mentorship okay. He's always there to bring it up. He's always is there to boost my confidence with it right. That was my number two and this is in no particular order and I don't want you guys to do any particular order when you go onto the facebook page enlist your three people all right. The next one was a guy named Keith. Knows where the he is. A CO worker of mine who who we became very very good friends When I got hired as a dispatcher in two thousand and eight he was my trainer?.

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

09:39 min | 10 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"I designed the program then being prepared I had all that with me I went to the chiefs and I said hey listen. Here's an idea. What are your thoughts okay so before actually implemented the idea and actually did it? I showed them what it was all about. I convinced them that it would work all right. And it did. And we've evolved over the years and we're still using the program but we've enhanced it a little bit all right but it's things like that. I know I mentioned the driver training. That's one of my biggest. That's my baby. You know what I mean in is one of my biggest things so I mentioned a lot and it's to me it's a great example of what it takes and what you can do all right but so I caution when you when you have something that you wanted to make sure it's in line with the common goal of your organization right. Make sure your officers support it. Your chiefs support important and make sure you have some people to help you out a little bit right. Learn how to delegate learn how to empower the members that are newer than you or even members that have been on for a little bit longer that need a little bit of a push and in need a little bit of assertiveness and initiative right. Create a team if you create that team environment in a smaller setting. It's going to nurture the rest of the team setting for the entire fire department. Okay make make sure that having initiative and assertiveness for the better good of the organization and there is not any reckless assertiveness. Okay it's it's kind of a word. I Made Up. Little phrase made up reckless assertiveness. And what is that. It's basically when a member is going against the grain to get what they feel is right so you feel that you have something that you WanNa start or something that you want to change in your organization okay And you feel it's right but you're going against the grain. You're not doing it the correct the way you gotTa Talk to other people you gotta get the leadership on board. Okay come prepared show them what your idea is and show them how you will do it and how it will benefit the fire department. Not just how it will benefit you but how it will benefit the whole organization okay. Reckless assertiveness is going above and or around the chain of command. Also to get what you think is needed. So if if you feel like you're you're chiefs or your your officers and leadership aren't going to approve your idea or don't think your idea's a good idea basically Reckless assertiveness is going around them After they've said no or when you assume they're going to say no and go somewhere else maybe to town hall or maybe to a segment or a budget committee member or something like that and say hey. Listen this says what's going on. I think we should do it this way. That's reckless okay. And that's not going to benefit anybody at all. It's really not OK. Reckless assertiveness is focusing all of your energy and efforts on demanding or something or demanding or smooching right or you no kissing to get your way into a leadership position or to get a badge. That's reckless as well. Okay if you WANNA get a leadership position and you WANNA work your way up to being an officer you gonNa work for you gotta show what you can do and you're GonNa do it. You got to present your ideas you gotta give proposal you. You gotTa make it work and prove that it'll work and you gotta get everybody on board Okay and you have to go along with the grain and you have to go along with the common goal of Your Fire Department. It's that simple. It's so simple. Don't waste your energy going around. Don't waste your energy trying to make it look like you know everything thing there is to know and no other way is right and it should be your way or nobody's way don't waste the energy instead. Take that energy and turn it into assertiveness the initiative and make something and prove that it's going to work very simple right very simple and I say this because this happens this happens everywhere. There's always is that one or two people one person or two people or three people or group whatever that that want to go against the grain and they want things their away and if it's not the way it's not right okay. We're a team that's worked together right. The fire service is a selfless selfless job. What does that mean it means? We put others first not ourselves right. Means we put the organization as a whole I not our own agendas Indus okay. So again these type of people exist in a caution you all to be aware of it. I urge everyone listening to take a long hard look at themselves As well to make sure you aren't going in that direction so again the fire services a selfless job. Let's remember that so US initiative for the good. Don't waste your time with petty drama or putting others down right. Use Your time wisely because time is valuable said every week right do good for everyone in the organization and yes yes we should be doing some personal developments. Don't don't get me wrong okay. Don't confuse that what I'm saying to you is you know you need to do good for your organization but also to focus on yourself if you want to focus Kasan yourself. Here's how you do that. You start reading some books you start getting into some personal development. Listen to podcasts. Learn some things go to some outside training right right just like this kid did from Vermont. He took the initiative drove by himself for hours to Framingham Massachusetts Massachusetts to sit down in a room full of people. He has no idea who they are to get a little bit of a nugget that he could could bring back to his fire department in Vermont. All right that's what I'm saying. That's personal development right there and that's initiative that's assertiveness okay. Awesome is that we should all be striving to be like that. What that's GonNa do it's GonNa make you a better person it's GonNa make you a better? Firefighter hire fighter. And if you can learn to lead yourself I write not putting yourself i. It's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is to lead yourself? Learn to lead who you are in your life your personal life your professional life your education your experience in your emotions you learn to lead that I lead yourself i. You won't then be able to lead in your organization you will then be able to lead in your fire department and we need more leaders. We were strong leaders. We need more assertive leaders. We need more initiative K.. Guys Listen Up. The only only way the only way we're going to be able to have success four memberships successful big rosters. Strong rosters experienced agreeance people the only way we can do that is of each and every one of us is assertive and has initiative and steps up her right step up up to the plate. BE A self starter. It's very important right. That's what I've got for you too. I hope I really hope that that I provided you some value today because it has been one hell of a week it has been a long and it's been a long day. I've been up since Five thirty this morning. It's now eleven thirty tonight and now I do edit this and get it up for Sunday morning so it has been a long long long weekend. I wanted to provide you guys with something. I wanted to give my team a break because I'm super proud of them all right. We learned a lot. We got a lot a lot of value from that event we went to. I want to thank Jeremy and Robin Tucker for putting on such an event and Rusty Ricker the New England fools. I WanNa thank all you guys because as you put in the work you put in the initiative and look the people that showed up. Look at the money you guys raised right. Look at the team. Effort effort that went into that offer anyone's specific no not for anyone's individual fame. Right it wasn't for that it was to honor. A family was ought to honor a lieutenant who lost his life after saving lives. All right and that's all here to roll here to support each other. We're all here to lift each other up and roll here to better our organizations okay so that being said thank you guys for listening K.. Time is valuable. Please give us a share. Please share the self if this if any one of our episodes provide some sort of value to you if you can take something home some sort of little nugget right to make you better and to make your organization better. Please share the episode. It's all we ask just share it. Get it out there so other people can see it right. It's information it's free information. It's free content. It's experience from us on this podcast. Okay and all the guests that we have on. It's their experience as well sharing it with you guys. All right so time is valuable. Thank you for listening. Thank you for taking your time to listen to us and we will talk to you next week. Actually we'll talk to you Wednesday because we have our Wednesday box alarm right and then we'll have a full length episode next week we're planning on on Getting everybody together looks like we might be able to line something up to get all three of us on the show and maybe a guest For this coming the next week..

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"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

Brotherhood Academy Radio

11:48 min | 10 months ago

"rusty ricker" Discussed on Brotherhood Academy Radio

"What can we do to keep people from leaving and to keep people interested in our organization we give them some buying? You GotTa give them some ownership you gotta give them some responsibility and something to do the link together as one force continuing to serve this the Brotherhood Academy Radio podcast series. Everybody welcome back to the Brotherhood Academy Radio PODCAST. I am Nick Hilton and I am going to be your host for this week's full length episode. I'm here here by myself today. And it's for good reason Mostly because the team deserves a break. And here's why we had a a busy week this past week. We if you haven't been following along on the instagram on the facebook we went to a pretty awesome event. We'll talk about that in a little bit but first let's start off with the announcements all right first announcement as always. We mentioned the D. T. F. F.. Down to fight fire volunteer firefighters podcast. These guys are incredible and I say that because I really mean it I really mean it. They keep in touch with me. Almost daily you know. And it's great we bounce ideas off each other. We support each other's podcast podcasts. And that's what the Brotherhood's all about right. We're hearing a boost each other up. We're here to make each other succeed right. So these guys are up in Canada Eh It's a group of volunteer firefighters. There they have a podcast that they launch every Monday morning and they have videos that they put up on instagram and up on facebook book so go make sure you follow their accounts right there on instagram. They're on facebook and they're on all the platforms. That have podcasts. Ask Right so basically. They're rule firefighters in a rural setting and they are all volunteer. They train a lot super aggressive. All right and Sometimes they talk funny but that's okay. They say words a little differently than we do in the states. And that's that's okay. You know we we do rag on them quite a bit. We Love them and we have such a good time with the banter every single week And if you listen to so they're show towards the end they mentioned us and they give us a little bit of Banter back and it's great And it's so cool to know that the world has gotten so much smaller with all of these new things on the Internet as far as like facebook and social media and podcasting testing and it. It's just brought us together so much better so much easier so much closer even though we're on the complete opposite side of the continent right it feels like it feels like we have known each other for forever. You know it because I think it's because there's so much alike like us up here in Maine and how we are as aggressive as we are and the passion for the Fire Service and The training that we do. It's pretty much the same thing so I gotta give these guys credit. They're really doing a bang-up job with Their podcasts so please go check them out the down to fight fire. DT F F F- volunteer firefighters. PODCAST Their logos orange. Everything they do is orange. I don't know it must be a Canadian thing when Myself and Paul and the camel. We're headed down to the event we went to. We passed an eighteen wheeler that was driving kind of funny and we had to pass it because they're driving really slow and it was orange and it was From Canada was a Canadian. Keen Rig getting truck a and Hameed appoint they like orange up there. I don't know so that's the colors. Checkout Drake guys down to fight fire volunteer firefighters podcast. Next announcement is please if you like what we do here and you like our podcast. Please share them all right and then go on and give us a rating five star rating. Please if you you don't mind on Itunes or whatever platform you're listening to because when you do that it's GonNa get us seen more right it's GonNa going to get us out there. More and other announcement is if you haven't been paying much attention Pay attention because we're on tick talk now. Okay tick talk for like you know they used to be for teenage kids and girls dancing and stuff but it's not like that anymore. I mean there's still some of it on there but I'll tell you what the volunteer firefighter. Demographic on talk is enormous. It's like there's so many volunteer firefighters on there. It's really cool the stuff that they're posting so we're on there. We get some tips tricks. Whatever whatever it is a little bit of content here on project that I also go find me on Lincoln all right? I'm on Lincoln Just search for my name Nick Hilton. And you'll find me. And then I made a business page for the Brotherhood Academy Radio PODCASTS. or we'll check that out as well all right so thank thank you guys. Thank you guys for all the support everything that you guys have been doing listening to sharing our content getting our stuff out there. We really appreciate it. So let's talk a little bit about Before I get into the main topic here right. Let's let's first talk about our our trip to Framingham Massachusetts. So we went to the national fire radio event this past Tuesday and it was at the Springdale. It's a brewery it right right in Framingham. Massachusetts is about a two hour ride for us but it was totally worth all right. It was hosted by the National Fire Radio and the New England fools and if you remember episode we had not too long ago we had rusty St Rick Rusty Ricker a the president of the New England fools and he was on our show and we talked quite a while with him and his very good episode so he got together with Jeremy Army and rob and Tucker from national radio and they originally it was planned to be a roundtable event. Okay and it was going to be with four members members of the fire service yet F. D. N. Y.. Boston Guy Hartford Connecticut Guy and Forgive me what's what's the other city in Connecticut. What's the Big City in Connecticut? I can't even remember. That's okay. It's been a long week. It's been a long but anyway these guys were set up to do the Roundtable so talking about truck into they call it the northeast truckin all right talking about truck company operations tips tricks all that good stuff so then the tragedy happened in Worcester and it turned into four days worth of gathering items for a raffle and an auction. And right and and let me tell you what when we walked in there. We go we. We made something we made a flag. We made a wooden thin line. Thin red line. American flack DOC. All right that was our donation towards the fundraiser. But basically they wanted to raise money for the family of Lieutenant Menard from Worcester. Fire Department. Right you. You wouldn't believe the items that were in there. It took Jeremy a good. I WANNA say thirty to forty minutes just to read off the winning tickets and he went through them fast all right and it was just dead at arm one right after another boom boom boom boom boom. It took him about thirty to forty minutes. There's so many things that it was incredible but the Brotherhood that was there right people coming together in four days to put together items handmade items a lot of leather items. Okay a a lot of gift certificates and gift cards and there's a couple of auction items like a trip to FDIC and firehouses expo. It was just it was unreal and the people that were there. That room was packed and it was a huge space to Go onto our facebook page the Brotherhood Academy Radio Facebook page. And at like it while you're there if you haven't already but go look at the the photos that that I posted up there and and some of the live videos that I had don and the spaces Jarvis. It's really really cool space. There's a lot of wooden barrels where they store their beer and stuff like that and the the room was packed. I think Jeremy said it was like around two hundred and fifty. Maybe a little bit more People firefighters there They had bagpipers come in pipes and drums and they did a whole Show there at the beginning and The four brothers sat up at the front end. Did A discussion on truck company operations. And how the the three or for actually the four different cities do their stuff and It was it was incredible. And then they also had their mics setup. So the national the fire. Radio guys had their microphones up and it was really cool. Jeremy comes up to me says hey guys WANNA get on the podcast go ahead get on the podcast take it for a little while run it. So the three of us after we had a few drinks in in some food sat down and Honestly I'm not sure of the audio came out or not. It was super loud in there but We sat for a little bit. And maybe we didn't have really illegal content. You know we kind of improved a little bit but we narrated what was going on and kind of talked back and forth a little bit so I don't know how that came out I'm excited to see if it did So be sure to check those guys out to the national fire radio guys. They are doing these on tap events all around the country and it's basically a setting where you're in a bar. You're drink some beer with some with with other firefighters and you're you're listening to Some good stuff. Some good content some good training stuff the coolest the thing I think all right was so. We're sitting down at the table. Three of us. And there's other kids sitting here with us. You know he was so we introduce ourselves ourselves. He drove all the way from Vermont by himself. It was a four hour ride right. The event started at six o'clock at night. He drove all the way from Vermont to sit in this this event in listen to these guys talk about truck company operations and then he had plans to drive all the way home. That night in the event ended at ten o'clock so it's a four hour drive. This kid was dedicated. This kid had some initiative and and he says he's a listener of our podcast. So thank you for listening and thank you for supporting us But I thought that was a really cool thing and it brings me in to this week's topic which is initiative right. This kid had some initiative he was there. He drove the four hours to listen and learn and bring something back to his department. Urban so initiative isn't something that's taught in the Fire Academy right. At least the one I went to didn't teach it yet. Initiative is is what every firefighter should possess in my right honestly. I don't even know if initiative is something anyone is born with or not thought. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not. Maybe it's an acquired skill but either way we should be focusing on teaching it to our new members as well as teaching heating to ourselves. Learning it ourselves okay. So is another little story to help along with this topic This week on top of going to this event Thursday night I taught an evoke course which is emergency vehicle operations court..

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