“Kids these days” is a commonly uttered catchphrase adults use in frustration when the younger generations do things differently than they once did. It is also used in the fire service when the new firefighters behave differently than they did during the “good old days.” This program draws upon changing educational techniques and experience to give attendees the tools to train and communicate with the newer firefighters. The presenters will discuss generational divides and success stories for managing these challenges. They will draw on experiences from the audience, both positive and negative, and work on solutions for Millennial and Gen Z instruction and leadership.
Rich Driscoll - Captain, Ladder Co. 6, Hartford Fire Department