Firefighting

MENTORING: TAPPING INTO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Issue 7 and Volume 155.

By Rick Lasky Is a mentoring program really that important? Why do we need a mentoring program, anyway? These two questions pretty much answer themselves. But from time to time, you will hear someone ask, Is it worth the work? Do we really get anything out of such a program? When will we see results? The answers to these three questions are “Yes,” “Yes,” and “Almost immediately.” IS IT WORTH THE WORK? Yes, but you could say that to just about everything we do. Is it worth the work needed to keep your apparatus looking good and operating properly? Yes. Is it worth the work needed to take care of your tools? Yes. Is it worth the work needed to take care of all the little things that need to be done? Yes. Is it worth the work needed to know your job better, to learn a little more about…

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