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"
Brian Berry uses his own personal experiences of a failed relationship to remind all firefighters that you cannot replace what you have at home with what you have in the firehouse.
The Smoky Mountain Firefighters Foundation has been created to support 12 fire departments in Sevier County, Tennessee.
Grant funding provides all departments, large or small, with funding opportunities to acquire critical equipment, ensure adequate staffing, and to help make their communities safe. David Lewis discusses how to find those opportunities.
Volunteer Fire Chief John Morrison, of the Vienna (VA) Volunteer Fire Department, and career Fire Chief James Clack, of the Ankeny (IA) Fire Department are this year’s honorees.
Jerry Knapp on military concepts that, with some modification, we can transfer to the fire service.
Craig A. Haigh lays out a strategy for managing a volunteer, combination, or small career department that begins with recruiting members to formulating a successful strategic plan for guiding the organization’s growth and welfare for the future.
Richard Ray offers these best practices for volunteer crews looking to gain an edge on the fireground minus the resources that are at the disposal of some career departments.
"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.