Matt Mikowski
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  • Suttons Bay, MI
  • United States
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Matt Mikowski and Louise Thornton are now friends
Nov 21, 2010
Matt Mikowski commented on Mike France's group The Off Duty Group
"lets see when i am off duty I spend alot of time teaching at the fire academy and with the girl friend. And if for some reason I have some time to my self I hunt and fish."
Oct 7, 2010
Matt Mikowski joined Mike France's group
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What do you in in your Down Time , when you are not Fighting Fires or handling EMS.
Oct 7, 2010
Matt Mikowski commented on Kevin Hatfield's blog post Lift with your Brain not your Back
"I was out for six months with a fractured L5 and L6, we were on a med run bring a lady down some tight and steep old stairs. the stair chair that we have on our rig looks like its from WWII era. I was at the top in a terrible position with out any…"
Sep 8, 2010
Matt Mikowski replied to Kevin Hatfield's discussion How Many Years and What Department ?
"Matt Mikowski Leland Township Fire and Rescue 5 years"
Sep 1, 2010
Matt Mikowski commented on Matt Mikowski's blog post How Do I Get Them To Listen?
"Guys thanks for all the great advice, I do teach out side of my department. I also teach at a fire academy in Lansing and i have learned alot from the guy's and gals that are the head instructors. It is very difficult to teach at my station I…"
Sep 1, 2010
Station10Capt106 commented on Matt Mikowski's blog post How Do I Get Them To Listen?
"Trust is not something that can easily be gained. It has to be earned over time through your actions and attitude. Yes, your age and experience will be a hinderence to some. Do you have the attitude that some youngsters have that think that just…"
Sep 1, 2010
CHIEF NORMAN commented on Matt Mikowski's blog post How Do I Get Them To Listen?
"Well Matt for one thing you better make for dang sure you know what you’re talking about if you’re teaching it. For the ones who are disrespectful in my classes I call them out and put them on the spot and have them play a roll in a…"
Aug 27, 2010
FETC commented on Matt Mikowski's blog post How Do I Get Them To Listen?
"Matt, Your problems are shared by all new instructors when they enter the field. The complexity of your concern has many variables to factor. Your profile says firefighter and not an officer. Then you have your age, years of service, actual…"
Aug 27, 2010
Matt Mikowski's blog post was featured

How Do I Get Them To Listen?

Ok you so called "OLD GUYS" I could use some advice, I am 25yrs old and have been a firefighter for a little over 5 yr's and in the past year I became a FF I & II Instructor.. How about some advice on teaching new firefighters younger and older than my self.... During classes i have taught and training that i have been the lead instructor on i have had Students and Probies both assume I know nothing about the Basics of firefighting and have a hard time getting them to pay attention to what…See More
Aug 27, 2010
lutan1 commented on Matt Mikowski's blog post How do I get them to Listen!!
"5 years doesn't sound like a lot of time to be teaching these topics. Maybe it's simpley the street credibility issue (or lack of?). Don't know the answer.... Alternatively, it may in fact be your teaching style. If in doubt, set up…"
Aug 27, 2010
Matt Mikowski posted a blog post

How Do I Get Them To Listen?

Ok you so called "OLD GUYS" I could use some advice, I am 25yrs old and have been a firefighter for a little over 5 yr's and in the past year I became a FF I & II Instructor.. How about some advice on teaching new firefighters younger and older than my self.... During classes i have taught and training that i have been the lead instructor on i have had Students and Probies both assume I know nothing about the Basics of firefighting and have a hard time getting them to pay attention to what…See More
Aug 27, 2010
Firewriter left a comment for Matt Mikowski
"Thanks for the add!! See you in the forums!"
Jun 8, 2010
Firewriter and Matt Mikowski are now friends
Jun 8, 2010
Leo Cartwright left a comment for Matt Mikowski
"Hi there Matt; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please…"
Jun 7, 2010
Matt Mikowski replied to FETC's discussion Close Call - Near Miss - PPV chases brothers out.
"After watching this video, it goes to show how important it is to be able to read smoke, and to have back up teams in place. I will deffinetly use this video for a tranning aid I am gald all three firefighters got out safe, God bless and stay safe"
Jun 5, 2010

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
6
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Leland twp. Fire and Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
5
My Training:
I Graduated from Lansing community college fire academy in 2004 and have continued my fire and ems education
About Me:
I am 25 Years
Day Job:
Fire fighter EMT/ Tranning officer
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I love the job, you are never in the same situation
Why I Love Fire/EMS
There is no better job in the world!!

Matt Mikowski's Blog

How Do I Get Them To Listen?

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 7:50am 5 Comments

Ok you so called "OLD GUYS" I could use some advice, I am 25yrs old and have been a firefighter for a little over 5 yr's and in the past year I became a FF I & II Instructor.. How about some advice on teaching new firefighters younger and older than my self.... During classes i have taught and training that i have been the lead instructor on i have had Students and Probies both assume I know nothing about the Basics of firefighting and have a hard time getting them to pay attention to what… Continue

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At 12:39pm on June 8, 2010, Firewriter said…
Thanks for the add!! See you in the forums!
At 1:25am on June 7, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Matt; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
TRARALGON
VICTORIA 3844
AUSTRALIA

Cheers Leo
At 12:08am on June 4, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Matt, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 5:32pm on June 3, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hello and welcome to FFN!! Looking forward to seeing you in the forums!!
 
 
 

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