Thinking outside the box isn’t easy, especially when you are put down by the “we have done it like that for years” mentality by older members. You are ultimately in control of your own actions, not the chief, you. YOU choose to put in the extra training hours. YOU choose to wake up at 3am for the “smell & bell” calls and take those opportunities to learn and teach younger members. YOU are responsible for SCBA air management. YOU are a positive agent of change. If we all focus on ourselves, we will not only better ourselves, but others as well. Share ideas, learn from trial and error!
“He who does not make mistakes, does not do.”
Photo Credit – William Noonan