Episode 5- 8 - How to Leand the Fire Service for the Next 50 Years" with Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO

From the newest cadet to the 30-year firefighter, we have all become part of the “fire culture.” We enjoy hearing stories from the senior folk and cannot help but to juxtapose those stories to this fire service in 2020. Lots of changes and adaptations have occurred. For some we know the reason and for others, we have no idea. Most of those changes came about through the first person who thought about them. They shared that idea with others and, sometimes soon and sometimes much later, those changes became part of out fire culture.

 

Our guest, Dr. Burton Clark, EFO, discusses the fire culture through his presentation, titled above. In it, he describes not just “somebody” had an idea and made a change, but how he, himself, was able to bring about change in the fire service. And he shares his story of how the word, MAYDAY went from being forbidden by the NFPA to its acceptance, yet it took 10 years for that change to come about.

 

YOU can be the “one.” YOU can have that first idea which, in some way, you believe deep in your heart, will bring about positive change in the fire service. You can be the one of the leaders in the fire service in the next 50 years!

 

Tune in on your favorite podcast platform or visit us at www.5-alarmtaskforcecorp.org

 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRESENTATION WAS RECORDED ON ZOOM, USING THE POWER-POINT PRESENTATION. DR. CLARK WAS SPEAKING AS EACH SLIDE WAS PRESENTED. TO SEE THE VIDEO, PLEASE VISIT OUR CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE, 5-ALARM TASK FORCE CORP.

 

Photo Courtesy Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO

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