The Importance Of Being Adaptable

The Importance Of Being Adaptable

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in nearly 15 years as a firefighter is that you’ve got to stay adaptable. Firefighting is not a job you learn in a few training sessions before you start, and then carry on for your entire career. In my department, we train weekly. At least. Things are […]

Be A Mentor

Be A Mentor

It’s hard to believe, but I’m now in my 14th year as a volunteer firefighter. Even harder to believe is that I’m considered a veteran member within my station. I don’t feel old enough to be a veteran member. I’m even an Acting Captain, and have been for three years. I grew up in the […]

Are You Surrounded By The Right People For Success?

Are You Surrounded By The Right People For Success?

This weekend I took an Advanced Auto Extrication course for the fire department. Although I’ve been doing auto ex for 13 years, it’s a skill that must continually be updated as car technology changes. The way we cut apart cars today is not the same as we did it when I started.

Prayer For Texas

Prayer For Texas

I’ve been a volunteer firefighter for 13 years. My dad was a volunteer firefighter for 33 years. I’ve never known a life outside of the fire department. I know what it’s like to leave your family, miss holidays, and drop everything to answer the call. It’s my honour and privilege to serve.

Do You Know When To Rest Your Voice?

Do You Know When To Rest Your Voice?

Sunday afternoon I was looking over some pictures I had taken in Las Vegas. I had returned the day before, but was exhausted when I finally made it home. I hadn’t had much of an opportunity to look over the pictures I had taken. Shortly after 3pm my pager went off for a structure fire. […]

A Day In The Life Of A Firefighting Voice Talent

A Day In The Life Of A Firefighting Voice Talent

I had a call from a potential new client last Wednesday. She was looking for a voice for a training video project. The catch was, it would be a very last minute deal. Scripts would come in on the weekend and need to be voiced right away so the videos could be produced and launched […]