This submission for #TrainingMondays comes from Michael Prete of Task Force 1 Inc. In this video, Prete touches on some of the basics and most fundamental parts of mentoring, focusing on the importance of effective communication, and more specifically choosing the most appropriate form of communication.
Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With nearly 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight and scheduling for 1100 full time personnel. With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, NIMS Instructor for MEMA, Anne Arundel Community College adjunct instructor, Practical Incident Control Training lead instructor and holds various certifications in the public safety field. Mike now is a lead instructor with Task Force 1, Inc.