Thu, 22 Apr 2010|
Robert J. Colameta Jr., a firefighter with the Everett (MA) Fire Department, is presented with this year's Fire Engineering/George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award.
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Our award winner today the George -- instructor of the year. Is a shining example of that mention somebody who worked tirelessly for hours and hours and hours and days on hand. To reduce firefighter lot of duty deaths an -- let's take a look at -- here's -- The international society of fire service instructors and fire engineering magazine. I'm proud to present the George Steve post instructor of the year award for 2010. The George depots instructor of the year award has a long and proud history of recognizing leaders fire service education and training. This year's winner has committed a lifetime children and firefighter line of -- deaths. Robert -- -- is the curriculum developer. The courage to be safe campaign it's part of the national fallen firefighter foundations. -- -- He provide support and resources to more than 500 instructors across the country. The executive director of the national fallen firefighters foundation appreciates instructor column and his contributions. First of all congratulations -- For being recognized of this award you truly do -- or. -- been selected because this tireless efforts to win or with the code to be safe. Is delivered to every article throughout the country. He's been involved. -- -- -- windows program from the very beginning. Making sure that the training materials. And the delivery methodology. Of the highest global and a professional film. He works hard. In the war and everyone else yeah. Elemental was nominated one of the courage to decision structures brooks mark. His contributions -- -- catcher. I the grid spot -- for the -- supposed to -- It doesn't support network that Clinton plays for the 21 -- visibly -- records across the country. And look at the program and update continually update their -- notice instructors. And there's no doubt in my mind. When he's put together a program that we support. The cursor program -- column that is important behind that blue shirt and blue square violent death and injury and everyone goes home again in the -- Yeah it's -- -- -- meta develops and applies new techniques that improve the quality of construction of the courage to BC program. He is personally conducted train the trainer programs for instructors all across the United States. This innovative use of technology -- resources to instructors through the Internet. Allowing them to access media to -- their programs and improve their instructional delivery. The web resource created by instructor -- that -- -- -- 241000. Hits for more than 6000 viewers. Aside from his -- And providing valuable resources to instructors nationwide. Instructor column that I served as a mentor and friend to many of the instructors in the Kirstie says campaign. I had the opportunity to work involved element is one of them could managers -- everyone goes home program that we work on a daily basis. With the -- music program. Person's competence. Of our trainers and human resources -- need more comfortable line of duty distant country. Bob has always demonstrated incredible -- incompetence. And dedication to this program. You never -- -- to supporters and resources we needed to make her trainer stronger and better. And is never forgot the overall mission of the foundation. They're great honor. The -- -- we were -- on this point and I look forward in the future we can. Outstanding contributions to -- firefighters easy. That line of duty desk and training and education. To international society fire services program. Our engineering and percent to 2010 George yeah. The city of Massachusetts -- If you would please welcome. Welcome to 2000 -- enjoy. He posted record here Robert -- -- -- Okay. Good morning. First I'd like to begin by thanking Bobby -- and -- Fire engineering group and well. Edited it and an international side by their truck and I to stand before you today very very humble and very proud of being. I'm happy to be receiving George or through your award. -- pass on to the stage has been unique. In many ways. It is really the fulfillment of many years of personal hopes. And -- to build the long and lasting. Legacy. Within the classes and that's -- -- bodily. In the cars they say appropriate gave me that opportunity. The campaigns. That bring all of what's been unique and being. Together and solidified. The purpose. -- the service. We -- to everyone goes home class we want every program what's the current. Emphasis. On culture. And we talk often about -- culture needs change this. We believe the culture. Is so Paramount. But if we're going to succeed at implementing the sixteen initiatives. It needs to be more than just the word. It needs to be an action and today there is no reason why mandating seat belts. Continues to be challenging. In there is no reason anyone of us. Is it out improving. Our health and -- -- our doctors regularly. That we live long. -- healthy lives were apparently. I often say the people. What do you live every day for -- the most closely. With from him. Well if you live. Shall love your -- went -- ladies and gentlemen time for us to love our family. And live. Firefight a life -- start with the -- -- stuck with each one of us so it's important step back -- to -- reflect and ask your self. Am I doing all of that I can do to prevent needless. And preventable line of duty -- the firefighters because the responsibility is ours. Hours alone. What's gonna take. Hope how can -- hook you -- the next minute or two. To capture your hard. To capture your mind to capture your spirit. And capture your desire to be part of our need. Solution -- for me Charlie Dickinson and one of this video clips. Always -- from that in the video put that in our program. Sometimes we think fires routine they're not. Sometimes we think like the public. Never when it happened. That -- every one every one of our response ability. For act and -- culture of safety. If we're going to risk a life it should be able. And then did we do all that we could have. How offering our department more accidentally successful. -- -- -- every day I ask myself are we doing all that we can to prevent line of duty deaths. Every day. When runs -- -- -- the foundation provided me the opportunity to play a part in turning a vision. -- reducing preventable line of duty deaths of firefighters. That included much of my life's experience. I knew I knew at that point that this was where the alternative path that I had chosen was meant to lead me. Number giving this award because my team felt strongly that I've been recognized. For contributions to this program's success and I thank them all for that. I -- thank run our -- in the entire everyone goes home team. Special thanks for -- Temple. Had rough being -- of any -- but -- core guys that helped keep me focused to keep the compass in the right direction. Like to thank all of the regional advocate the state advocates and all of the local trainers who -- the deliver. To the practitioners. Every day. Who helped navigate -- successor finally. I need to take my wife pat. My children to show. Warrant. -- on -- for a living with and tolerating supported me for all of these years thank you. -- And in closing I'm reminded of of a motivational. Video clip that means a lot to me call 212 degrees. -- in that clip it addresses the theme. That reflects what won the degree of energy. Can produce. If 211 degree water hot 212. Degrees. -- there isn't even -- Mexican -- a locomotive. One at a degree. Makes the difference one at the degree of effort which is what we need from you. We'll separate the good. From the great. And to get what we've never had we must do what we've never done. And you are all now aware of the importance of our program you are aware of what it takes what needs to be done. To reach our goal -- 50%. Reduction of preventable and a duty that's like to sort 2014. And we can achieve it with your help. Now we all have a target for everything we do from here -- him. Ladies and gentlemen I've never been more proud. To be part of the American files there for him today how about you. Thank you very much.