The Connected Warrior - How Learning to Balance Grit and Compassion can Make you a More Effective First Responder

  • October 26, 2023
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Scott Hewlett

The fire service is more than a job, it’s a personal growth opportunity. This offering will open up perspectives that will hopefully lead to understanding that the most effective people in life operate around the balance point between hard and vulnerable, grit and compassion. Self-awareness and effort make us better human beings which makes us better first responders and vice versa.

Scott Hewlett

Scott is a 25-year, second-generation Firefighter working for a larger urban fire department in Southern Ontario, Canada. He spent the first half of his career at a Technical Rescue station, six years working as a part-time primary-care medic, three years instructing as a Fire Training Officer, took part in a one-year Firefighter Exchange Program in Wellington, New Zealand, and had the honour and pleasure of co-leading a Peer Support Team for over a decade. He has been producing and hosting the Multiple Calls Podcast since February 2018 and continues to instruct at Southwest Fire Academy since January 2022.