Firefighter Training Episode 41:
In this firefighter training episode, I talk with Lt. Johnny Winston Jr. about lessons learned and the power of mentors. We also define the many different ways to get mentors and have mentors. Lt. Winston also emphasizes that when we’re in the front seat, we really have to know our stuff and he shares how to do that.
What it takes to be a great leader and firefighter in today’s fire service.
Diversity in the fire service and how, although we may be different, we can all work together — and how important it is to do so.
Questions that get answered:
- How & when Johnny listens to podcasts
- How we can make our careers even richer
- How to handle the diverse workplace
- How to build relationships with others that maybe different than us
- What are 5 minute clinics
- How valuable it was to have a mentor for Johnny & David
- How to get on the insiders list
- and much more
Intro by Capt Josh Fannon – Baltimore City Fire Dept.
About Lt Johnny Winston
Lt. Johnny Winston, Jr. has been a member of the City of Madison (WI) Fire Department since 1996. He is currently a Lieutenant at Station #5 supervising an Engine Company and Paramedic Unit. Before being promoted, Winston held the positions of Firefighter, Training Officer and Fire Investigator. Lt. Winston has a Master’s degree in Business Management and is active in the Firefighters Local 311 union.
(He is a big fan of the podcast and it’s a real treat to have great firefighters and officers who are fans of the show come on and share with us their wisdom and experience. Thanks Lt Winston!)
About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters, officers, and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights, and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
About The Game “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?”
David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of the “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.) To learn more about the show– Click Here —–
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City of Madison, WI Fire Dept
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