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Episode 1759: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

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Host Tom Merrill explores 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.

It's imperative that our volunteer fire service develop strong leaders. It's just as important for firefighters to make a personal commitment to study and work hard to become that strong leader that their department needs. In tonight's episode of The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Tom will discuss leadership lessons passed on by Lt. General Hal Moore in his book, Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned. This book offers a treasure-trove of leadership lessons that can be directly applied in our volunteer firehouses. Remember, a leader does not have to be an officer but all leaders should strive to be a great leader.