Your source for a compilation of “Today’s Teachable Moments.” Check your tool box often as we add links and resources routinely:
Engage Millenials: Are Millenials Starting to Re-Think #SM? http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/263457/are-millennials-starting-to-rethink-social-media.html | Added 2/20/16
10/30/13 – “For many of us, myself included, it took too long into our careers to realize that we’ve only ever really had one job in the first place: to train our replacements. (insert admission of guilt here…)” — Chief Tiger Schmittendorf on TrainYourReplacement.com
Great Read: “The Job: Sharing Knowledge” — by Justin McCarthy of the New Haven (CT) Fire Department
06/20/13 – While I’m not sure that forcibly imposing a mentoring program is beneficial — or could even work — this article titled: “Why Mentoring Should be Mandated” by Todd LeDuc for FireChief.com is an interesting read and reinforces the need for formal or informal mentoring in the fire service.
06/20/13 – Here’s a great explanation and definition of the concept of “flipping the classroom” from — ever so appropriately — FlippedFireTraining.com. This site is a perfect complement to TrainYourReplacement.com and our theme of “Where the Student-to-Instructor Ratio is Always 1:1!” and is written in partnership with my good friend Jason Hoevelmann of “A Firefighter’s Own Worst Enemy” fame!
06/20/13 – Not sure there’s anyone more focused on the importance of storytelling in the fire service than we are (especially as a means of training our replacements) but “How stories make firefighting safer” by my good friend Chief Tom LaBelle for FireRescue1.com is a great refresher and reinforcement of this concept.
11/24/12 – Two great pieces from Mark VonAppen’s Fully Involved: Learn, Coach, Lead, Ignite
One Team, One Fight (from “The Fire Service Warrior” – October, 2011) – http://mark-vonappen.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-team-one-fight.html
Coaching them right – http://mark-vonappen.blogspot.com/2012/11/coaching-them-right.html
11/23/12 – Young people and social media: Docs examine pitfalls – http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/health/youth-social-media/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+Health%29 – Special to CNN.com
11/23/12 – Lessons from My Old Man – http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2012/05/lessons-from-my-old-man/ – By Lt. Daniel Manning for FireServiceWarrior.com (If you believe in training your replacement, you should subscribe to the Fire Service Warrior ethos).
11/23/12 – What Makes a True Firefighter? – http://www.firefighternation.com/article/management-and-leadership/what-makes-true-firefighter – From the February 2012 edition of FireRescue Magazine – By Chief Tim Sendelbach
8/5/12 – The Importance of a Strong Firefighter Recruit Instructor – http://www.firehouse.com/article/10753259/the-firefighter-recruit-instructor – Great article by Armand Guzzi on Firehouse.com
1/11/12 – Generation Flux – http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/162/generation-flux-future-of-business – Fast Company Magazine article sourced by Tiger Schmittendorf
1/11/12 – Video on how to make a balloon dog – social media instruction: http://paulhasenmeier.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/social-media-instruction/ – Paul Hasenmeier
1/11/12 – Article: Evaluation strategies for mentors, instructors, and officers: http://paulhasenmeier.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/canadian-fire-chiefs-12-09.pdf – Paul Hasenmeier
1/11/12 – Article: “Your Fire Officer Development Manual” – http://www.firefighternation.com/article/professional-development/your-fire-officer-development-manual – Paul Hasenmeier
1/11/12 – Article: Training – Are You Doing Enough? – http://paulhasenmeier.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/training-are-you-doing-enough/ – Paul Hasenmeier
1/16/2012 – What Business Are We In? Start of the conversation at the South Dakota Fire Instructors Conference.