Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

Attitude is What Matters

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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There are people who really shine when wearing a uniform, but not in terms of physical or mental achievement but rather in terms of their own ego. They were just ordinary citizens who in a matter of minutes turned into superpower firefighters who direct traffic and can really show other traffic participants the ropes.


Burnout Syndrome at Volunteer Fire Departments

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Burnout Syndrom Feuerwehr

During the first couple of years, most people are excited to be part of a fire department. But as they get older and their work life becomes more and more stressful, their motivation oftentimes drops. After many years at the same fire department, it’s possible that the opposite happens and the voluntary occupation suddenly is more of a burden.


Help! My Firefighter Team Is so Unmotivated

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Motivated and committed operational units are essential to a volunteer fire department. But many supervisors don’t deal with the topic of motivation, which leads to many comrades continuously minimizing their commitment or leaving the fire department altogether.