CFFJAC's Women's Commission Launches Mentoring Program

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The CFFJAC and its Women’s Commission have launched a groundbreaking program designed to help firefighters succeed in a tough, demanding career.

The new CFFJAC Mentoring Program provides departments with a series of tools that can be used to help guide firefighter recruits through the process – especially the early hiring and probationary periods – and set them up for a long career.

In a high stress and dangerous career like the fire service, mentoring is key to recruiting and retaining the best of the best,” said CFFJAC Chair Dan Terry. “Through this program, departments can establish a mentoring proram that fits their needs and results in a solid work force of individuals ready, willing and able to preserve public safety.

The Commission designed the program as a guide for departments and individual mentors. An easy-to-use outline containing standardized information is provided, but the program was designed specifically to allow Departments and mentors the flexibility to tailor the material to suit their individual needs.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE PROGRAM AND SEE A VIDEO ABOUT MENTORING.

The Mentoring Program is divided into 4 sections that follow each step of a fire service career: Passing CPAT (the Candidate Physical Ability Test); Getting Hired; Passing Probation; and Retention and Promotion.

Mentoring sets the stage for your entire career by having someone to look up to, to emulate and help you along each step of the way,” said Women’s Commission co-chair Lisa Beaty. “I credit my successes to the people in my life that have acted as my mentors and helped me get to where I am today. Their shared knowledge and experience, combined with my own, is now passed on to others as I have become the mentor.

The program was debuted at the Women’s Commission Workshop at the CFFJAC Conference last November where it received outstanding reviews from the workshop attendees.  

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WOMEN'S COMMISSION MENTORING PROGRAM

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