Nicholas DeLia has advice for smaller departments to compensate for lack of resources through improved tactics, strategies, and outside assistance.
On tonight's show, host Tom Merrill speaks with Ali Rothrock, an author, mental health advocate, nationally known speaker, and a former volunteer firefighter.
The days of a fire service that requires only “strong backs and weak minds” are over. Why can’t we have strong backs and strong minds?
Joseph V. Maruca says the shortage of volunteer firefighters is just the symptom of larger changes in our society.
Blaize Levitan looks at the misconceptions of the millennial firefighter and how the volunteer fire service can best adapt to their true beliefs.
On this podcast, host Tom Merrill shares some random thoughts on several issues affecting our volunteer fire service.
Joseph V. Maruca has a straightforward way of increasing your volunteer fire company's overall training.
Michael Capoziello emphasizes the need for volunteer firefighters to be able to focus totally on their roles on the fire/emergency scene regardless of the issues they may have been wrestling with when they were summoned to answer the call. Officers, Capoziello adds, should assess their firefighters’ emotional status as they respond and, if necessary, have firefighters sit out an alarm if it seems as though they may not be able to focus 100 percent on their fireground duties.
There needs to be a place in our organizations for people who aren’t firefighters, and it needs to be an equal place, not a second-class citizenship, argues Joseph Maruca.
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"