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    Thumbs up Mentoring Program for IACOJ explorers.

    I am proposing a new Mentoring Program to lead explorers on the correct path to "Crustydom". I am calling on all members to take an explorer under their wing and teach them the way of the walk. I feel that this might be a good way to avoid situations that have been in the past.
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    Puffy,
    I'd be glad to help mentor an explorer. Let's check with Tempie on what she thinks about this and who she'd like to assign to whom.

    I think we'd need to make it clear to the explorers that we were another person to bounce things off of, but that their own dept's. hierarchy and their explorer troop leaders were their bosses.
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    Outstanding Idea!

    I was thinking this very same thing Asking questions in this medium, by IM etc, is far less intimidating then asking someone who is standing right in front of you, and might look at you like you have three heads, or harass you for the next three months because they can. Oh wait, that still happens here... well no matter, it's all good.

    I started a thread for the explorers, in off-duty to give them a chance to introduce themselves and get to know me and each other a little better. After they've all popped in I'll know better who to put with who.

    Since I didn't get any Nay's on it, I am going to do an IACOJ Explorer site specifically for them, and see if we can't link up to the regular site. I would appreciate any suggestions the 'mentors' would have, I would also like to bounce ideas off the mentors if that would be ok. Once up and running it will be open to all IACOJ members.

    Puffy... really outstanding idea! Just wanted to mention it again Oh btw... welcome back, haven't seen you for a while. Was just thinking of you last night at the IACOJ meeting when we were discussing persons who are MIA.

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    I'm still here sweetie. I just have been working a lot lately. I figured we could pair up a Crusty and an explorer and they could communicate either by PM, IM, or via e-mail. That way if they have any questions they don't feel like posting because they may feel uneasy about throwing out, they could ask the Crusty direct. I had an old Crusty who showed me what this job was all about when I first started, I am eternally grateful to him and I believe in doing the same for the other future Crustys among us.
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    To the gentleman from Ohio: I agree that they should follow their own organization's rules and reg's but we could a valuable resource to them as well. To let them know paid or volunteer, big city or backwoods town we are firefighters, the fire burns just as hot and all dangers and hazards are the same. We are all one.
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    Great idea Puffy. I'd be happy to take one. I don't know it all, but I know enough.
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    Agreed!

    There have been a good number of 'Crusties' that have allowed me to pick their brains, via email and IM. They have actually been much more encouraging and supportive then the ones that I know and work with here.

    Quite often I'll be reading something on the forums, or a news story, and questions will come to mind that don't directly relate to what is being talked about in thread. Having someone to talk to that has been there, done that, and cleaned up the mess afterwards makes a huge difference in understand why certain things are done, timing etc.

    Any of our IACOJ members who would like to participate in the mentoring program, if you would please PM me, or post it here, that would be great. I'll hook you up with one of our explorer's.

    To those who have already posted that you are interested: Thank you, I'll get working on it right away.

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    OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!!!! CAN I HAVE ONE PLEEEEEEEEEEASE I PROMISE TO WALK HIM AND FEED HIM AND CLEAN UP AFTER HIM . I WILL HUG HIM AND KISS HIM AND CALL HIM GEORGE!!!!!!!
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    OH WAIT ON SECOND THOUGHT.......

    perhaps I should stay clear of the explorers. Unless you want them to curse like truckers, drink like a man possesed, chain smoke, wear a kilt, have toooooo many tattoos and just a general HOOLIGAN outlook on life.
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    Default MOTOWN....

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    stroutkristen,

    Thank you for pointing out my error, please see above post for changes.

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    Motown-- does your post mean there's actually something you're afraid of-- teenage girls?

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    Motown,

    You can have one, but not until they are bigger. I'll think about one of the guys who is ALREADY a firefighter.

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    Motown- Aren't most of us like you described any way??

    I too will volunteeer to be a mentor to one of the little brats umm........ I mean explorers!!
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    Talking Incentive program

    How about rewards for the crusties that help out??
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    Temptaker,

    You would'nt be talkin about the helmet toss episode now would you?????

    OH and watch which e-mails you send the youngsters........TIGER..... YAWWWSAAAAAH!!!!!!!!
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    Wayne

    What were you thinkin in the way of prizes? Or do I want to know at this point?

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    Ahhh... yes that would be the incident I was thinking of

    Not to worry about Tempie's mailing list. Only the select few get the ones with the stripes Kinda makes ya wanna have a big cat of your own to play with doesn't it.

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    So how do we know when we are the choosen one? Do we know when the clouds out side form into a giant firefighter head and say "Explorer- you are the chosesen one- resistance is futile"

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    Tempie will swat your behind with a rolled up newspaper.
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    DFDEX

    *note to self: DFD needs someone with a good sense of humour*

    You will know cause I will send you a PM telling you your mentor is.

    This will of course be after discussing the candidates for mentorship with the mentors. Stuff like general area, type of calls you would have as a ff in your area, blah blah blah. No point hooking you up with a dive specialist if you live in a desert.

    Or I'll spank you with a news paper as Spiper stated
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    Ummmm if your gonna swat- pack a lunch theres alot to swat back there! LOL

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    Motown,

    My only concern is that you would break him/her accidentally...reference the hug him and hold him and squeeze him and hug him part. At least you watch the right cartoons.

    Hey Puffy and Tempie good call. You know I will be here for whatever is needed.

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    Post I will do it...

    Should not be difficult...can correspond through email....or IM if available... and....since it is a long distance thing (next best thing to being there) I can beat them senseless...oh...that's right...they are already senseless!... JUST KIDDING ...SERIOUSLY...

    Seriously...I will take one....but go easy on the assignment...At my age the patience is thin (although I am far from it...thin that is).

    Should add that they have to have their posts scrutinized by the mentor before posting...
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    Default Re: I will do it...

    Originally posted by captstanm1

    Should add that they have to have their posts scrutinized by the mentor before posting...
    Wow, that would be quite a time investment. Maybe only if they want to post outside of the jr/explorer forum.
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    i mean no disrespect and i appreciate the effort you guys are putting forth, but i'm not going to wait for every single one of my posts to be "reveiwed" by someone.

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