Ritual and tradition as a means of transmission firefighter-rescuers’ corporate culture

Authors

  • Tatyana G. Kovaleva State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8513-5662
  • Tatyana G. Dement'eva Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining of Minsk State Linguistic University; 220034, Belarus, Minsk, Zakharova str., 21, korpus B
  • Lyubov N. Luts State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2565-2801

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2024.8-2.225

Keywords:

ritual, tradition, corporate culture, sign system, communication, moral education

Abstract

Purpose. To reveal the importance of traditions and rituals in the development of the corporate culture of the fire and rescue service. To describe the historical, moral and ethical aspects of the traditions and rituals of Belarusian firefighters. To show the practical and pragmatic significance of preserving and transmitting traditions and rituals from generation to generation as a factor in the patriotic, moral and ethical education of a rescuer.

Methods. Critical analysis of theoretical sources on the semiotics of culture, describing sign systems with a specific relationship between form and content. Sociolinguistic analysis of existing traditions and rituals of rescuers. Interviewing employees of bodies and departments of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Findings. The educational potential has been revealed and the effectiveness of the influence of traditions and rituals as psychological, cultural, historical and patriotic education of firefighters and rescuers, as well as an element of professional identification and familiarization with corporate culture, has been proven.

Application field of research. The educational space of modern institutions that train fire rescuers. The sphere of patriotic and ideological education, as well as socio-cultural education of young rescue firefighters.

Author Biographies

Tatyana G. Kovaleva, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25

Chair of Modern Languages, Professor; PhD in Philological Sciences, Associate Professor

Tatyana G. Dement'eva, Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining of Minsk State Linguistic University; 220034, Belarus, Minsk, Zakharova str., 21, korpus B

Chair of Intensive Foreign Languages Instruction, Associate Professor; PhD in Philological Sciences, Associate Professor

Lyubov N. Luts, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25

Chair of Modern Languages, Head of the Chair; PhD in Philological Sciences, Associate Professor

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Published

2024-05-10

How to Cite

Kovaleva Т. Г., Dement’eva Т. Г. and Luts Л. Н. (2024) “Ritual and tradition as a means of transmission firefighter-rescuers’ corporate culture”, Journal of Civil Protection, 8(2), pp. 225–232. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2024.8-2.225.

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History and culture of life safety

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