Celebrating fathers and father figures, our mentors
21 June 2020 saw the world celebrate Father’s Day amidst our COVID-19 statistics spiralling. We don’t have the control over what type of person our dads were but you have the power to be father or father figure for those you love. Take some time to reflect on the teachings and the core values fathers and father figures instilled into you. Let’s appreciate the time, sacrifice, love and compassion fathers provided you to make you the fire fighter you are today. Hopefully they raised you to mentor the next generation of fire fighters.
What type of mentor are you? Each one of you plays a role in influencing the new generation as well as those around you. And be careful, mentoring is about what you do and say, not about what you tell people to do. Actions speak louder than words. Your actions and attitude are the influencers, the way you conduct yourself every day. Make it count!
They say you do as you see not as you are told. Sometimes the greatest lessons are not taught verbally but rather learned through your actions, the way you conduct yourself every day.
During these trying times, we all need a mentor and need to be a mentor.
For all our dads, we salute you! For the dads no longer with us, we remember and thank you!
COVID-19 Resources page
Our FRI COVID-19 Resources page is updated regularly for the benefit of our readers, providing you with all relevant information available on a single platform, saving you the time of searching for documents and links.
New downloads in the folder this week:
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19, 17 June 2020
Directions for forestry sector, 5 Jun 2020
Directions for National Environmental Management Permits and Licences, 5 Jun 2020
Quote of the week
“If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
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