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  • 02:29

    Episode 1187: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    On this installment of The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, we will be talking about the importance of "arriving alive" and steps that we should be taking in our volunteer departments to put together and implement good driver training programs and to regularly re-certify drivers as well. Host Tom Merrill talks to guest Michael Wilbur, a nationally recognized professional in the area of emergency vehicle operations. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 40 years and retired after a 32 year career with the FDNY. Please join us and feel free to call in and add to this important conversation we will be having and we can all learn together steps we can take to better protect ourselves and the public we serve while operating emergency vehicles. 

  • 01:52

    Episode 1153: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    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.

  • 02:08

    Episode 1118: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    We will be talking about "Arriving Alive" and the importance of developing, implementing and enforcing a well-designed emergency vehicle operations program in our volunteer fire departments. 


     


    Our guest will be Michael Wilbur. He is nationally recognized professional when it comes to emergency vehicle operations, apparatus placement, purchasing.


    Volunteer firefighter for over 40 years


    32 year career in FDNY – retired as Lieutenant in 2013 (Ladder 27 in Bronx)


    Served on FDNY apparatus purchasing committee,


    Contributing editor for Firehouse magazine and Fire Apparatus Journal; has served on the United States Fire Administrations committee’s on Safe Operation of Fire Tankers and Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative.


    CEO of Emergency Vehicle Response - a company dedicated to assisting fire departments and firefighters with their driver training programs


    Web site: Emergency Vehicle Response.com


    Great web site. Tons of information. Articles on Engine operations, ladder truck operations, apparatus accident reports, all the recent apparatus accidents, close calls,  lessons learned, and other pertinent information regarding emergency vehicle operations 

  • 00:30

    Interview with Stewart Collins, Convention of States Volunteer in Florida

    in US Government

    So, you're convinced that a Convention of States via Article V is the best hope for our nation, and you're ready to help out anyway that you can.  But, where do you start?  What can you do?


    Today's episode will be dedicated to an interview with Stewart Collins, a Convention of States volunteer in Florida. Stewart is the epitome of a self-governing individual - in today's language, Stewart "takes initiative" rather than waiting for direction.  I first became aware of Stewart in early 2015 on Facebook; the Convention of States Project began filing legislation in multiple states in a short period of time, and it became very difficult to keep track of which States were filing, which were already in process, and which had already completed the process with his maps - he became known as "Map Guy"!


    I realize that with the increaed interest generated from Governor Abbott's surprise endorsement last Friday, this would be a great time for news and phone calls - unfortunately, circumstances are such that I cannot accomodate a podcast for news and phone calls until the end of the month.  At that time we will dedicate at least one episode exclusively to Governor Greg Abbott's inclusion of a call for a Convention of States in the "Texas Plan", the legislative priorities he has for the next session!


    In the meantime, please consider hearing from active Convention of States volunteer from Florida.


    Mr. Collins will share some of his experiences in Florida, including participation in a mock Convention of States, and the success of seeing a state legislature approve of our Article V resolution..


    That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.

  • 00:30

    Interview with Stewart Collins, Convention of States Volunteer in Florida

    in US Government

    So, you're convinced that a Convention of States via Article V is the best hope for our nation, and you're ready to help out anyway that you can.  But, where do you start? What can you do?


    Today's episode will be dedicated to an interview with Stewart Collins, a Convention of States volunteer in Florida. Stewart is the epitome of a self-governing individual - in today's language, Stewart "takes initiative" rather than waiting for direction.  I first became aware of Stewart in early 2015 on Facebook; the Convention of States Project began filing legislation in multiple states in a short period of time, and it became very difficult to keep track of which States were filing, which were already in process, and which had already completed the process with his maps - he became known as "Map Guy"!


    I realize that with the increased interest generated from Governor Abbott's surprise endorsement last Friday, this would be a great time for news and phone calls - unfortunately, circumstances are such that I cannot accommodate a podcast for news and phone calls until the end of the month.  At that time we will dedicate at least one episode exclusively to Governor Greg Abbott's inclusion of a call for a Convention of States in the "Texas Plan", the legislative priorities he has for the next session!


    In the meantime, please consider hearing from active Convention of States volunteer from Florida.


    Mr. Collins will share some of his experiences in Florida, including participation in a mock Convention of States, and the success of seeing a state legislature approve of our Article V resolution..


    That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.

  • 01:32

    Episode 1048: The Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    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.

     

  • 01:42

    Episode 1009: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    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

  • 00:19

    Freedom Talk Radio Show Promos Volunteer Requests

    in News

    Freedom Talk Radio Show Promos  Volunteer Requests 


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    Email Us freedomtalkradio2013@gmail.com 


    The Station for the nation Activists, Chemtrails, Child Abuse, Rape Mental Health,Child Kidnappin by social workers,legal advice,spiritual,news,politics,authors,history,shakespear you name it we cover it totally freedom of speech with freedom talk radio unlike many other stations we go the extra mile we are free to use and looking for hosts al the time only experience needed is to tell the truth to the world.


     Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using one's body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The termfreedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, as with libel, slander, obscenity, sedition(including, for example inciting ethnic hatred), copyright violation, revelation of information that is classified or otherwise Freedom of speech may be legally curtailed in some religious legal systems and in secular jurisdictions where it is found to cause religious offense, such as the BritishRacial and Religious Hatred Act 2006.


     


     

  • 01:38

    Episode 974: The Professsional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    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!

  • 00:24

    ISIS head kidnaps, tortures, and rapes USA volunteer

    in Politics Conservative

    ISIS head kidnaps, tortures, and rapes USA volunteer.......
    Obama administration response......Still waiting........
    Read the new Rules of Engagement....You'll be stunned.


     

  • 01:42

    Episode 941: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

    in Training

    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.