Whether it is sports performance or workplace performance, the goal is to prepare to meet the demands of the job. If the demands of the job are below what we have prepared for , then we have maximum ability to execute to our potential.
In the case of firefighters, this could be the difference between rescue or not, injury or not.
In Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta that means running contests and competitions to incentivize participation.
In 15 days, the department accomplished the below
DAY SHIFT: 2546 FLOORS
PLATOON A: 1221 FLOORS
PLATOON B: 462 FLOORS
PLATOON C: 4747 FLOORS
PLATOON D: 3529 FLOORS
So an impressive 12505 total floors in just 15 days. That’s roughly 200,000 steps! That makes a gain of 7910 floors over last week with some new names on the list! We are killing it!
According to Fire Chief Shawn McKerry, just about everyone in the department embraces the challenges.