The Fire Scene: Failure as a Motivator In Firefighter Training

Nobody likes to fail, least of all firefighters. We take our business seriously and none of us likes to even do a decent job – we like to do a great job! Having said that, I guess you’re wondering how failure fits into our high standards. Believe...


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No, on its face failure never looks good, but do not be too quick to judge. In certain situations when training on specific topics or skills, a dose of failure may just be the best medicine! n

 

John J. Salka Jr. presents “You Are Not In the Front Seat to Beep the Horn” at Firehouse World 2014.