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Promoting professionalism in the volunteer fire service because, "A paycheck does not make you a professional, how you approach the job does!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions and St.Florian Fitness.

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Promoting professionalism in the volunteer fire service because, "A paycheck does not make you a professional, how you approach the job does!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions and St.Florian Fitness.

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English


Episodes

136 - If The Shoe Fits

10/31/2023
When you're listening to our show, do you find yourself taking things personally? Do you wonder if we are talking about you? On todays episode Brian discusses those that seem to get offended by the content that they are listened too. Those that get pissed off and take things personally? Well my friends, if the shoe fits! About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 19 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:26:43

135 - Walk the Walk

10/23/2023
Are you a fire service leader? Are you out there sharing a message? Are you talking the talk? On todays episode Brian discusses those that seem to have mastered the art of "talking the talk", but when it comes down to it, their NOT "walking the walk". About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 19 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:18:58

134 - Kicking off the RELAUNCH!

9/20/2023
About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 19 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:57:49

133 - Accidentally Successful

7/12/2023
About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:20:54

132 - The Unseen Grab

4/4/2023
Kara and Brian talk about Kara’s career as a Fire Life Safety Educator and Juvenile Fire setter Intervention Specialist, the community risk reduction programs she creates and the need for all departments to consider community risk reduction as an integral part of the services they offer. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:55:55

131 - Appreciation!

3/9/2023
Simple stated, do we appreciate our firefighters? Do we let them know that they are appreciated? About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:12:46

130 - Roll Call, We Want to Hear from You!

3/8/2023
Are we being hijacked by imposters within the fire service? Who are the leaders that are advocating for change and inspiring the future leaders of the fire service? We can't be hijacked by volunteers that think they know the job, but have never actually done the job! How are you guaranteeing the future success of your organization? About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:20:44

129 - Mutual Aid, Leadership Styles

2/22/2023
On today's episode Kara dives into the different types of leadership styles and how to work with leaders that fall into each category. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:20:37

128 - Our Most Powerful Recruitment Tool

2/3/2023
"Word of Mouth!" Probably one of the best tools that we have in our recruitment tool box, but for some reason, rarely used! About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:13:13

127 - Mutual Aid, "Passion"

1/18/2023
On today's episode Brian discusses "passion" and the volunteer fire service. Tune in and share your thoughts! About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:16:48

126 - "Dirty Doesn't Make You Salty!" with Dee Howard from SootSoap

12/14/2022
Prior to working with and on behalf of first responders, Dee racked up close to 20 years as a marketing professional, specializing in integrated “Experiential” programming (interactive experiences between brands and their consumers), working with clients like PepsiCo, UFC, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, BlackBerry, Ford and Reebok. Following her agency years, Dee launched a consulting ‘collective’, where she led a team of extraordinary senior marketing freelancers in brand strategy and activation. SOOTSOAP, a line of detoxifying and deodorizing products specifically designed for firefighter decontamination, was born out of Dee’s passion and determination to help keep her husband - a first class firefighter - and their fire family clean from toxins and that smoky smell. Dee is a mom, an entrepreneur, a consultant, and a proud fire wife living in southwestern Ontario with her husband, their daughter and their pup. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:01:00:56

125 - Honoring the Past with MacBoston 18 Truck

11/23/2022
On todays episode we are joined by Mike France and Bill Purcell from MacBoston 18 Truck. Mike has been a volunteer firefighter for 33 years, is a past chief (2x) and has been an active member fo MacBoston for the last 10 years. He has been MacBoston's president for the last six. Bill has been a volunteer firefighter for the last 19 years (across three states), is a New York State fire instructor and has been with MacBoston for eight years. He currently serves as their secretary. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:52:51

124 - Windshield Time, “PPC and FF Fitness”

11/20/2022
About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:03:19

123 - Mutual Aid, “My Friends are Turning on Me”

10/28/2022
**Listener Request** Aaron, who's a volunteer firefighter in the mid-west emailed us and asked the following: "I've decided to throw my name in the hat this year and run for line office. My friends, who all seemed very supportive in the beginning now seem like they are turning on me in support of the other guy. What should I do?" Listen in as Brian gives his thoughts on this very common volunteer fire service issue. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 18 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a seven year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:17:47

122 - Mutual Aid, Fire Prevention- The Unseen Grab

10/12/2022
Fire Prevention Week is here! This week Kara discusses thinking beyond “Dalmatian Education” and how fire prevention is the “Unseen Grab” in firefighting. Be aggressive with ALL your tactics, including community risk reduction. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:17:43

121: Mutual Aid - Just Go For It!

9/14/2022
You're a volunteer firefighter and you have goals, but sometimes you think that those goals are only achievable if you're "on the job". You have heard us say it before, NOBODY CARES if you're career or volunteer, so why are you letting your volunteer status hold you back. Got goals? Awesome! Get out there and GO FOR IT! About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:25:12

120 - Are You Really There For Your Brothers?

8/3/2022
On today's episode Kara and Brian discuss the "brotherhood". Are we paying attention to our team? Do we recognize when a brother or sister is going through a tough time? Are we checking in on them? Are we truly behaving like a brother or are we just tossing that word around like it doesn't mean anything? About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:52:07

119 - WRCR Rockland County, “Who Wants to be a Volunteer?"

7/29/2022
On Friday, July 29, 2022 I had the opportunity to be a guest on WRCR’s “Who Wants to be a Volunteer?” Thank you Chris Kear and Gordon Wren for having me on the show and thank you for all you do for the fire service. The interview begins at approximately the 25.00 mark. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:47:59

118 - Career vs. Volunteer; The Great Divide

6/7/2022
At one of our recent seminars a student asked me, "Why do so many career firefighters hate volunteers?" It's not the first time I've been asked this question, but it's a topic I have always chosen not to address on the show for various reasons. After pondering my own personal feelings and beliefs along with the input of others, I feel like we've finally addressed the topic in a very respectful way. Now here's the million dollar question. Can you set your feelings aside and listen with an open mind, regardless of which side you sit on? About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:24:15

117 - You’re a FIREFIGHTER!

5/11/2022
Have you ever heard a volunteer firefighter refer to themself as "just a volunteer" or maybe you've even referred to yourself in such a way at some point in your career. On today's episode, Brian dives into the "just a volunteer" mindset. Listen in with an open mind, because this one may sting a bit. About our hosts: Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002. Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. @professional.brotherhood@chiefsollerprofessionalbrotherhood.comprofessionalvff@gmail.comprofessionalvff@gmail.com Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator. On social @st.florianfitness

Duration:00:18:33