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  • 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

  • 00:28

    National Volunteer Week

    in Education

    Call in live!


    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.

  • 01:00

    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!!!


     

  • 01:38

    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!

  • 00:45

    Fun in Family Medicine, Direct Primary Care and Free Clinics

    in Health

    Dr Jonas, your host for the Dr Synonymous Show, will reflect on how much fun he has as a Family Physician.  He'll lament about some of the intrusions on the fun and note how Direct Primary Care and Volunteer (Free) Clinics counter the lamentable intrusions.


    Insights on Advance Care Planning from the BellHOP Cafe session on May 20th.


    Patients patients, patients.  The heart of Family Medicine is the relationship with patients.  Seeking a Win-Win while the rest of the healthcare system seems to be driving toward Lose- Win or Lose-Lose strategies.


    Join us via live broadcast or podcast of the show.

  • 01:33

    From The Desk Of Kiler Davenport Presents: KDL - ZERO HOUR

    in News

    the toilet is backed up you have zero diapers and the car is empty of gas , the station lines are one mile long and they are out of gas. what will you do.


    where are the police, where is the fire department. the next door neighbor is gone, the sweet guy across the street is frantic and of no help at all. yes this is a major disaster and it could happen any second, are you ready,


    ok so no gas, no water, no electric. the water will not flow and the car is stuck, the kids are at school and the old man is at work and you are trapped. what do you do, of course you do not know what to do because you are living in a fantasy world. the food is rotting in the fridge, the kids are burning up or freezing to death, what do you do. we will be talking about this tonight on the show and much more. we will be talking reality. hard core realty.
     


     

  • 01:01

    Call In To Help Us Replace Last Minute Cancellation

    in Jobs

    Our terrific guest had to cancel. He had a more important call. Imagine that.

    And without preparation for any alternate guests, we'll probably die a long slow death.

    So, if you're at all interesting, volunteer to speak for a little while. You don't have to carry the whole show just a little part of it. And you know it's the little things that mean a lot.

  • 01:33

    Episode 1043: Building the Unbreakable Firefighter

    in Education

    Welcome to the Unbreakable Firefighter Blog talk radio show were we are helping firefighters  improve their performance level on the fireground and inside the firehouse.


     


    Building firefighters that are prepared to push limits and find their weaknesses is where true development begins.  The unbreakable radio show is built to share the mission of becoming a firefighter that stands fast, learns constantly, and performs consistently.


     


    Being unbreakable doesn’t indicate being reckless, rather a being unbreakable is using solid attitude, sound tactics, and persistence to accomplish the mission of extinguishment.


     


    Do you have what it takes to be an unbreakable firefighter?


     


    Music by http://www.bensound.com

  • 01:30

    A Time to Honor

    in Lifestyle

    Sacrifices are made on a daily basis for us to have the right to be free. Our armed forces are sent to dark desolate places with no frills of life that we take for granted. Our law enforcement are endangered every time they have to answer a call that we place through 911. Our Firefighters risk their lives with man's greatest threat, Fire.  


    You will have the opportunity to hear the hearts of these brave Men & Women from various areas of service. I Salute You!

  • 00:31

    If You Keep Moving, You'll Keep Improving

    in Fun

    Today is the 22nd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.and the theme for this year's activities is, "If you keep moving, you'll keep improviing." 


    That's a theme that's been consistant with this show from when we started here on Blog Talk Radio seven years ago. It's always been my major goal to provide encouragement to boomers and above to stay active or to get active if for some reason you haven't been in a while. There are so many things you can do and new ones coming along all the time.


    Just last month we had a National Masters Swim competition here in San Antonio. As a volunteer with the San Antonio Sports Foundation I took part in the event and it was so encouraging to see things like one heat between three men that were all in their ninties. What have you got planned for your 90's?


    On today's show I'll give you an overview of activities and how to get started. If you've got a question, the listener line 347-934-0549 is available and I'll do my best to help you.

  • 00:27

    The Barton Report: An American Red Cross Podcast (May)

    in Education

    Welcome to The Barton Report, a podcast brought to you by the American Red Cross.


    This month we're covering lots of topics to get you ready for this summer. Tune in to hear:



    A fun Clara Barton fact
    Grill safety tips for your Memorial Day weekend
    What our “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign is all about (hint: it includes an opportunity for you to help save lives!)
    A volunteer's story from his deployment to Moore, Oklahoma following the deadly tornadoes in 2013
    Swim safety tips as pools across the country open and families head to the beach


    Let us know what you think on Twitter with #TheBartonReport, or shoot us an email at socialmedia@redcross.org.


    Until next time! - Beth and Sarah


    Special thanks to Audionautix for providing music clips.