Emergency Reporting, the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, announces the launch of its podcast, “Fired Up and Plugged in,” now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. The new podcast is intended for current and emerging leaders in fire and emergency services.
The podcast’s producer, Tom Louis, Enterprise Training Manager & Subject Matter Expert at Emergency Reporting, says the episodes will offer insight to help fire and EMS personnel effectively lead their departments in the 21st century. In the first of the six episodes now available for download on podcast-hosting sites, podcast host Randy Bruegman (a retired fire chief whose career in local government spanned 40 years) and Emergency Reporting CEO David Nokes discuss organizational intelligence, strategic planning, and visionary principles applicable to any fire or EMS organization. In subsequent episodes, Chief Bruegman and his guests discuss topics like creating a world-class community risk reduction program and measuring a fire department’s performance from the customer’s perspective.
Louis explained the inspiration behind starting a podcast: “The impetus for a podcast came from David Nokes and Chief Randy Bruegman as they discussed ways Chief B could contribute content as a member of ER’s Customer Advisory Board,” he said. “Chief B was instrumental (vital, actually) in the success of our first virtual summit, ADAPT 2020. His exceptional reputation in the worldwide fire service is now helping us secure top speakers for our podcast.”
The initial plan was to release one episode quarterly, but Louis says the energy, collaboration, technology, and commitment of the ER team is enabling them to do at least two per month. The episodes run about 20-30 minutes long and are free to download.
“We felt it important that, to represent the culture and values of Emergency Reporting, making this podcast available to all in the fire service at no cost was essential as a way for Emergency Reporting to help pay it forward,” Chief Bruegman said.
Louis said that launching “Fired Up and Plugged In” is Emergency Reporting’s way of giving back to the fire and EMS community in a fun yet meaningful way. “The podcast adheres to our company pillar of ‘Relationships,” he explained. “Even though data drives the fire service, it’s people in the driver’s seat…the podcast is a way for people to learn from and connect with each other.”