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  • A concern with stuttering

    I've battled with stuttering my entire life. It gets pretty bad when I'm nervous.

    I was thinking of taking a speech class at a local community college and if it would help any. I really want to conquer this.

  • #2
    Yes, a speech class (public speaking) will greatly assist you. The best thing to help with stuttering is to be confident in what you are saying. Preparation is the key.
    You will take oral interviews to get hired on the fire department. You MUST become proficient with them. Again, preparation is the key.
    Paul Lepore
    Division Chief


    • #3
      Have you consulted a speech pathologist regarding your issue. Regardless of the cause someone who specializes in speech disorders can give you the best advice on how to conquer your stuttering.

      Good luck.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Polymer View Post
        I've battled with stuttering my entire life. It gets pretty bad when I'm nervous.

        I was thinking of taking a speech class at a local community college and if it would help any. I really want to conquer this.
        Everyone gets nervous, so I wouldn't worry about it. Will the other firefighters give you a hard time, yea, but this is the firehouse.

        When I get nervous I repeat myself, they call me 2 times, as my nickname but it is all in good fun. Good luck and don't worry too much, the firehouse is an understanding place.


        • #5
          We've got a guy at work who stutters pretty bad. It has since lessened up since he got to know everyone and isn't nervous for being the new guy. He said that he has taken classes and gone to speech pathologists and he keeps getting better and better everytime.

          His stuttering has never been a problem whether around the firehouse or on a call. His nickname doesnt have anything to do with his stuttering, but we call him Stretch causes hes about 6'10" and has a ridiculous wingspan.
          These opinions are mine and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.


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