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  • 01:42

    Episode 1009: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

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    In many areas of the country, fire departments have implemented junior firefighter programs to help recruit new members. Some departments have experienced great success with the programs, and others have had a difficult time. In addition, some firefighters speak favorably and fully support the programs, and others are against them. On tonight's show, host Tom Merrill and his guest will examine both sides of the issue and discuss the benefits as well as the challenges of having a Junior Firefighter program in our departments. 


    Our guest tonight is Chief Jeff Cash, who has been in the fire service for over 35 years serving in both career and volunteer departments. He is currently the chief of the Cherryville (North Carolina) FD – a position he has held since 1986 and is the past president of the North Carolina Firemen’s Association and serves as the North Carolina director to the National Volunteer Fire Council – also sits on the NVFC Executive Committee and is a member of the NVFC Junior Firefighter Program Advisory Group.


    We welcome your input is well. Feel free to call in and discuss junior programs or anything else on your mind concerning our great volunteer fire service

  • 01:38

    Episode 974: The Professsional Volunteer Fire Service

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    Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.


    This episode's guest is Candice McDonald who is a volunteer firefighter in the Winona (Ohio) Fire Department and is associated with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association.  She will be discussing "Reputation Management" and how we can work within our firehouses to prevent behavior that is detrimental to the reputation of the fire service. She will offer tips and provide information and ideas on how to implement safeguards in your firehouse  to protect it from reputational threats AND from making headlines for the WRONG reasons. She will also offer ideas as to how social media can be used in a positive way to recruit new members as well as show the public the professional service your volunteer fire department provides!

  • 00:28

    National Volunteer Week

    in Education

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    Find out how National Volunteer Week came about. The Pat Tillman Run is around the corner, and CSU's students and alumni are participating!  Hear about some of the national organizations CSU volunteers with and how our students/alumni can get involved locally. and the CSU philosophy about corporate involvement in the community.

  • 01:42

    Episode 941: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

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    Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.


    Tonight's show will feature a conversation with Dr. David Hostler, who is a professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Services at the University at Buffalo. He has been involved in extensive research over the year focusing on firefighter's health and wellness and has been the principle investigator of four FEMA funded trails examining advanced recovery techniques for firefighters. Join us as we talk about the importance of proper rehabilitation techniques at the fire scene  and other health and wellness topics important to the fire service. Dr. Hostler also has 28 years experience in public safety serving as a firefighter, paramedic, dive medic and hazardous materials technician. 
     

  • 01:33

    Episode 914: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

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    Examinig issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.

  • 01:00

    Volunteer of the Year has 4 legs

    in Lifestyle

     


    Molly has just hit a milestone  as a volunteer, where she  officially passed her  300th visit as a therapuetic assistant, and no one is prouder of her than her  papa, retired Army vet Ron Leonard. Molly is a real people pleaser, and wherever she goes she brings along peace, comfort and lots of smiles.


    For the past two years, Molly frequented the Donaldson's Assisted living facility where she was honored recently as volunteer of the year! She also visits a few other seniors homes and everyone looks forward to her visits.
    Molly also visit MEPS with Ron, where they go to be with the men and women entering military service and their families in cooperation with the USO. Last summer Molly was involved with Camp Progress (YMCA) and was a hit among the mentally challenged children.She is really one busy lady who deserves some recognition for all the hard work she is putting in helping others.


    In fact, Molly is also assisting the Murfreesboro DA's office in some domestic violence cases. Who is this lady with the big heart?


    When Molly was 6 weeks old, she was rescued by  Ron and his wife and when she turned 2, she started her basic training through Petco. From there, she graduated and went on to be trained as a Therapy dog by Canines for Christ. Today, as a result of her milestone, she will receive advance certification from the American Kennel Club.


    God Bless Miss Molly!!!


     

  • 01:07

    Episode 884: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

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    Examinig issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.

  • 00:30

    Volunteer to Career

    in Jobs

    Today we will be interviewing Amy Baker the Executive Director of 2Seeds. Here how she was able to volunteer her way to running the organizational efforts. What is 2Seeds about, they are a non-profit focused on agricutrural devleopment projects in Africa.

  • 00:25

    Love of Heart Movement spotlights Shante King-Community Volunteer

    in Motivation

    Queen of Hearts interviews Shante King-Community Volunteer

  • 00:31

    Love of Heart Movement spotlights Dianne Gipson-Community Volunteer

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    Queen of Hearts interviews Dianne Gipson-Community Volunteer

  • 00:22

    NeoSlavery: Modern Day Volunteer Slavery - ARTISTIC WARFARE

    in Entertainment

    Slavery has change from its days of physical abuse. Nowadays, slaves volunteer to work. Slaves want to do all the hard work in order to get money to eat and have a roof over their heads. They don’t need to be beaten, because the NeoSlave will show up to work on time, all by him or herself. In this episode I discuss this kind of new modern slavery. Listen here to this episode and don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes.
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