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The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

This is my signature presentation program offered in lengths of 2, 3 and 4 hours. The main purpose of the presentation is to deliver the message that being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment, and dedication. It includes how members approach the job, how they prepare and train, how they take care of their equipment, how they treat the public and their own members, and how they behave and interact with the public both on and off duty. An in depth discussion examines the importance of professional behavior and the audience is provided with a series of ideas (called building blocks) to assist with developing and maintaining a professional operation in their home department.

Our residents are owed professional service, delivered by professional firefighters representing professional organizations. It’s that simple. Attendees will walk away from the presentation with a clear understanding that developing, maintaining and upholding this professional reputation is the duty and responsibility of all firefighters – paid or volunteer.

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