Firefighter Netcast at FDIC

20100423_1Live from the exhibit floor at FDIC, and tucked away in a corner where some believe Amelia Earhart was last seen, Rhett Fleitz and John Mitchell have brought their show to a live audience.

Yesterday they had Billy Goldfeder and Ray Gayk discussing the transition from firefighter to officer. Prior to that listeners, and viewers, heard from Fred Simmon of First Responder Liability about the legal ramifications of firefighters taking photos at work.

Today, Friday, they talk with Chris Naum and three of my bosses.

Sometimes, if you’re fortunate to be involved in the beginning of a project or group effort, you catch little glimpses of what is yet to come. Having spent three days so far with quite a few of the FireEMSBlogs writers, and seeing how they instantly bond with each other, it is clearly evident that what they are doing is not for any selfish gain. They’re not out here with a singular mission to write a book or make a movie, but to share, educate and foster a better fire and EMS service. It is interesting to see their diverse backgrounds come together and blend into common purposes; educate, encourage and mentor. More later. Or at least after I stop coming back to the hotel at two in the morning.

Don’t forget the second edition of the First Due Blog Carnival where your submissions are due 29 April 2010.





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2 Comments

  • Wild Bill -

    My stomach still hurts from laughing so much last night! I expect nothing less of tonight’s mission.

    You are so right about he bonding, busting and brotherhood. Great to connect with you this week.

    Run to the curb.

    • backstepfirefighter says:

      Tiger,
      It was great to meet and talk with you. The week was a moment that I’ll value greatly. I look forward to talking to you more.
      Bill

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