Host Tom Merrill talks about the challenges of the rural volunteer fire department with Chief Justin Bailey from the Oliver Springs (TN) Fire Department.
Every department member has control over the ability to portray a professional image, writes Tom Merrill.
Host Tom Merrill taks with guest Robert Callahan about training in the volunteer fire service
On tonight's show, host Tom Merrill speaks with Ali Rothrock, an author, mental health advocate, nationally known speaker, and a former volunteer firefighter.
On this podcast, host Tom Merrill shares some random thoughts on several issues affecting our volunteer fire service.
In this podcast, Host Tom Merrill is joined by Chief Richard Ray, author of the highly acclaimed presentation "The Volunteer Fire Department-Wining on the Fireground"
"Working with new members enhances an officer’s reputation and showcases his own personal example of command presence," writes Thomas A. Merrill.
"A promoted officer should be honored to assume his new role, whether it is on the firematic or administrative side. However...there is no 'on/off switch' that you can suddenly flip to instantaneously gain the support and confidence of the membership, writes Thomas A. Merrill.
In this podcast, host Tom Merrill talks about the importance of making the most of our volunteers' time, the negative impact cliques have in the volunteer firehouse, and how good, solid, clear communication can really help keep a volunteer team united and operating on the same page, producing positive results.
Deciding to become an officer is an important choice many of us have made in our volunteer firehouse. Tom Merrill takes a look at the responsibilties such a move entails.