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It should be no secret by now that I’m big on this whole concept of storytelling in the fire service.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that storytelling has never been more imporant than it is now as a way of sharing our experiences, perpetuating our values and passing down our rich history and traditions.
That’s why I created www.runtothecurb.com as a means of not only sharing my stories which have been writing themselves over the past 30 years, but more importantly, as a platform for others to tell their stories as to what brought them to the fire service and what keeps them going day-to-day and year-after-year.
Now a natural extension of that web site, I was offered the tremendous opportunity to develop Firefighter Storytellers — an Internet radio show that gives a voice to those stories that form a common bond amongst us all.
It’s like Run-to-the-Curb radio — but better!
My guests so far have included a volunteer firefighter-turned emergency room doctor-turned author; a magazine editor and well known fire service leader, and a local firefighter who has dedicated his life to giving back to those who will one day be his replacements.
While their backgrounds, their experiences and the paths they take in life may differ somewhat from yours; I’m sure you’ll agree that their stories sound very familiar and similar to your own.
That’s the beauty of storytelling in the fire service: Whether it’s the beginning, the middle or the end — all of our stories share a common thread with others like us who are lucky enough to do what firefighters do.
I hope you can join me and the FirefighterNetcast crew for another great episode of Firefighter Storytellers . I’d greatly appreciate your efforts to download and the distribute the show flyer. And remember, if you can’t listen live and be a part of the online chat during the show, you can always download the podcast from the FirefighterNetcast site or iTunes after the fact.
Click the link to my radio show: