Let Us Begin
Courage is a distinct action of human fortitude and opportunity. Competence is a scale of capability and commitment through scrutiny that enforces developmental aptitude.
Now, let's insert or most favorite Rescue Water Craft.
We have all the ingredients of success before us.
Decisions are Made Before Deployment
Actions can be either to variables:
Which would you prefer? Sometimes a disaster prompts us to reach out for the noble humility of recognizing where our program is failing.
Then it gets easy!
What does training provide you? Either a waste of time, funding and resource or increase of capability, safety and prestige.
Prestige because you know you are on the right track and no longer fumbling the ball in the rescue lane. This was due to volition in leadership. Recognizing our pitfalls is the first step in striving for excellence through service.
Safety is a Behavior
I would like nothing better than for you to have the personal courage and conviction to evaluate where you are at the end of 2018.
1. What went wrong?
2. How did it happen?
3. What are the contributors of these failures?
4. Where can you make courageous changes?
5. Will you do it?
I want to encourage you to evaluate, assess and to be very hard on your recognition of alarm. Have your program assessed by an outside entity. Review your mishaps. Be critical in your assessments, don't say 'good job', say what can we do better?
Competence is Courage, it is a difficult transition from one to the other, because it is earned by effort.
I believe in you or you wouldn't be here spending your precious time reading this. You are going to do great!
Start the new year out with an honest assessment and your program will soar!
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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.
Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.