Brothers, I need your help I just finished my probationary and figured id be able to get a grip on my adrenaline. I find that its getting easier to control. E.g. ill person's injured person's mva's usually dont get my adrenaline going anymore. I find that my adrenaline is still hard to control most of the time though. I really want to control and conquer it so I dont get hurt or hurt someone else. My officers advice has helped somewhat does anyone have viable information. Plz no negative feedback. This is serious stuff to me.
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07-21-2014, 10:32 PM #1
07-21-2014, 10:54 PM #2
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Just slow down
Think about what you are going to do
07-22-2014, 11:14 AM #3
It just takes time. I remember in my earliest days that a car fire would get me royally jacked up. Now nothing gets me quivery and tachy like it used to! Concentrated on the tasks you do, and in time you'll be calmer."Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.Ē
--General James Mattis, USMC
07-22-2014, 09:43 PM #4
See thats what everyone tells me, in time ill get use to it. My chief on the other hand says I have to get rid of it completly. No shaking no signs nothing. We had an industrial size scrap dumpster fire this after noon. I was all ready. I accidently pulled my hood out from under my coat. I said "aww ****" my chied lost it. Yelled at toldme to unpack and un mask. Then he humiliated me Iin front of co workers and civilians. I thought I was good to go. But now I having doubts about my career. Its all negativity when he talks about me. But everyone says Im fine. I dont mean to rant but I feel this is the only place I can rant and ask for help without being talked down on.
07-22-2014, 09:59 PM #5
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Sounds like the chief has some problems also,
Guess he was never new on the job
Maybe find a mentor and seek advice and help
07-24-2014, 12:41 AM #6
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Your chief is a dick!
At least you know now that he's not in your corner for whatever reason. Look to others for advice and confidence building. It really does take time. He's not being realistic by expecting you to be perfect right out of the gate. No one else ever was, including him.
07-24-2014, 06:19 AM #7
PS: Your Chief needs to learn this mantra... "praise in public, scold in private"."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
07-24-2014, 08:47 AM #8
Thanks for all the great advice brothers. I really do appreciate it!
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