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Alcohol and The Fire Service: A Long Tradition

Alcohol and The Fire Service: A Long Tradition

Drinking alcohol and being a firefighter seem to go hand and hand. When I grew up at the firehouse it was an every weekend occurrence. Even before I was a member, I would hang out there on the weekends with my dad. Every Friday night after a few hours of bingo it was time for the “boys” to crack open the beers and get the hall set up. All the members would huddle around the bar in the back of […]

by · June 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health

Predicting Ethical Performance

In the world today ethics and morality are written about, debated, and are often the cause of much controversy in many public forums. In the fire service we see that this issue is also a point of contention. We see that ethics are ambiguous, hard to define, no matter how clearly defined they are organizationally. However, despite the controversial and ambiguous nature of ethics they are inherently necessary to the life of the public servant. “Clearly, public service ethics has […]

The Loss of Work Ethic

What is work? Is it burdensome or bothersome? Or is it the place where our passion is pursued and a part of ourselves receives fulfillment Have the days of feeling satisfaction from a job well done gone by?  Has the loss of morality and the endorsement of situational ethics caused us to lose hope in our work?  Has the world of instant answers caused us to quit at the slightest sign of adversity? Have we considered our own work ethic? […]

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