New Podcast - "The Shift Commander: Before, During & After the Fire"

    While shiny new pumpers, ladders and rescues grab most of the headlines, the Shift Commander's Buggy, looks almost like another SUV. However, the person driving this vehicle has paid his/her "dues" and has been promoted to the position of Shift Commander.

    This interview with Deputy Chief (ret) Kevin Burns of the City of Framingham MA, is special to me, because I grew up in Framingham. And it was my exposure to the wonderful firefighters in my community as a child that planted the seed of my lifelong admiration for them, even though I had no inclination to become a firefighter. Little did I know the wild turn the road of life would through at me a number of years later.

    In this in-depth interview, Chief Burns takes us through the responsibilities of the Shift Commander at the three key levels on a major incident; before, during and after a fire. As you listen to Chief Burns, not only will you learn tactics, but he coaches us on how to think and act as a Commander; the highs from the job and the lows that creep in.

    If you have any notion of rising through the ranks to become a Shift Commander, Battalion Chief, etc., this is the podcast for YOU! My personal thanks to Chief Burns for his preparation for and dedication to making this podcast as informative and enjoyable as possible!

   Tune in at our website, (where you can also vote for our new logo, by this Saturday 5/26/18 at Midnight) or search for "5-Alarm Task Force" on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Listen Notes. You'll be glad you did!

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