Other situations such as having to tell someone to

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Other situations such as having to tell someone to wear the right personal protective equipment depending on the call cannot always be received well. My suggestion on these types of scenarios is to lead by example. If you know you need to have eye protection on for the call then put them on. Carry an extra set of safety glasses and ask the other person not wearing there’s if they would like to use your extra pair. If they should have their helmet on ask them if they would like to you get it from their apparatus. A lot of people don’t like being directly told what to do, especially by a new person so if you can find a way to remind them they will often take you up on it. It’s easy forsenior firefighters to get complacent and forget safety on all the incidents they go on.If you find there are certain individuals that despite what you do or say they still ignore safety then it needs to be addressed. When one individual is unsafe, it makes the entire fire ground and we all want to go home at the end of our shift.

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