Reward capability and reject incompetence.
We are surrounded by digital dangers in our water rescue community. Fake News is not reserved for politicians, its invasive in all areas of communication.
We cannot think in a narrow manner, we must look at our heritage. How many of our ancestors in the maritime community lost their lives because of communication or the lack of? Today we have the truth of untruths accepted as fact.
We decide in our water rescue world an ethical potential and we become the consequence.
EVALUATE YOUR SOURCES
EVALUATE YOUR SOURCES
Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Google are the receptors and deception medium used to influence opinion.
Worst of all imitation which is often poor in procedures and peer review or lacking credibility is the re-post bait. Who was the original source and when was it originally published and is there any criteria missing?
Source the Truth: Algorithm is based on financial revenues for ad extraction. How many videos do you watch now on Facebook and at the midpoint an advertisement comes on? How do we influence using original content against visual propaganda to deprive our maritime community of its seamanship culture?
It is your role to protect our seamanship behavior and culture against the onslaught of fake imitations.
Mishaps and negative activities are the financial motivation of either the poster or their supporters or sponsors. That’s okay in the entertainment world for the purpose of amusement, which we do not represent.
How many Personal Water Craft or Operators are using the word ‘RESCUE’ on their craft, Agency Program, PFD, helmet or written language yet are far from representing the ethos? If you see someone or a group doing this, tell them to remove it and get into training!
We all need to be evaluated, especially the instructor cadre should be scrutinized heavily before they train more liabilities.
HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE
These individuals and programs must be vetted properly. Their personality and professionalism need to be scrutinized. Programs need to be monitored and reviewed. Just because somebody wants to be ‘RESCUE’ capable, does not mean they will be or are the right fit for the discipline.
That is why the scrutineer process and standards are vital in training as it is in digital media.
Stop the unreliable operations and operators before they kill themselves or someone else. This may be our first lifesaving outreach by enforcing the standard of safety, and not the hollowness of the word. Safety is an action!
Information is made by both flawed and informed people, so understand who is sharing content and why, and if it represents our cultural standard.
If not, these sources need to go away and fast. We do not learn from mishap lessons after the fact, We prevent them from happening in the first place! This starts with you before you allow the maritime community to be hijacked by hacks who have no knowledge on the subject.
Experts are more likely to be correct and accurate than a person who is seduced by the enthusiasm and action, professionalism is a pursuit of excellence, not a protection of accidents and excuses.
Trust expertise, not those who are one step away from killing not only themselves, but those around them.
Know the difference, don't protect this problem and look the other way.
Compassion is part of our responsibility, that means we care about our community and all the brothers and sisters who respond to perilous conditions.
Become the strength.
Posted: April 28, 2019
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