The word “bully” appears in more places than ever these days-and in my opinion, can be confusing. What I mean is, where is the line between being a firm fire officer and being a bully? What about “game playing” or having “firehouse fun” vs actions that could cause serious harm to a firefighter-physically or emotionally. As some would say “when did everyone get so sensitive??”
Well, we could probably sit around the firehouse kitchen and offer our opinions to one another-but unfortunately our opinions aren’t always relevant vs what policy is and what laws are.
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
The International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety, Health & Survival Section is offering a one day unique opportunity with limited seating coming up next month.
FIRE LEADERSHIP TRAINING:
Respect Our Fire House: Extinguish Bullying Program
AND The Train the Trainer Program
[These are (2) TWO, (4) FOUR hour classes held consecutively]
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET
F.R.I. Charlotte, North Carolina
Every one of your Firefighters and EMS members are entitled to work in a safe and respectful environment. However, there are a few members who do not play by the rules and wrongly bully others. Not having fun. Not kidding. Illegal bullying.
Chief: Are your fire officers and members TRAINED in the critical area? Especially your FIRE OFFICERS? Especially when asked: What training have you provided your supervisors? This program answers that question.
These participatory classes (essentially Part 1 and Part 2) will help your personnel understand the real impacts of bullying, give tools and options to combat bullying and make it clear what you as the Chief will-and will not accept.
Note: Attending the Respect Our House – Extinguish Bullying class (Part 1) is required prior to attending the Train The Trainer (Part 2) course.
CHIEFS: The course is on the TUESDAY of FRI week in Charlotte-but seats are very limited-so please register yourself or your personnel today:
The link to the FRI 2021 schedule showing the pre-conference event: https://www.eventscribe.net/2021/FRI2021/agenda.asp?startdate=7/27/2021&enddate=7/27/2021&BCFO=&pfp=Browse%20by%20Day&tn=&cpf2=&cus2=&pta=
IF you have any trouble getting your personnel registered, or have any questions, please email:
We promise this excellent program will be well worth your time both short and long term.