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This podcast is dedicated to Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders around the world that are dedicated and passionate about the volunteer fire service and serve with the mindset that a "Paycheck does NOT make you a professional, but how you approach the job DOES!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions. **Opinions shared on this podcast are those of Chief Soller and do not represent any agency that he may be associated with.**

The Professional Brotherhood™ Chief Brian Soller

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

This podcast is dedicated to Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders around the world that are dedicated and passionate about the volunteer fire service and serve with the mindset that a "Paycheck does NOT make you a professional, but how you approach the job DOES!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions. **Opinions shared on this podcast are those of Chief Soller and do not represent any agency that he may be associated with.**

    072 - The Recruitment Challenge

    072 - The Recruitment Challenge

    On this weeks episode Brian and Kara discuss recruitment in the volunteer fire service.  Topics Include: Social Media UseCommunity EventsRecruitment events at our area high schoolsThe newly proposed recruitment task force (New York State)About our...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    071 - Mutual Aid, Transition

    071 - Mutual Aid, Transition

    On this weeks mutual aid episode, Brian talks about "transition". We have discussed transition on a few of our past episodes, but typically we've focused on the transition into a leadership position. Today we will focus on the transition out of a leadership position!

    • 13 min
    070 - VFD Election Season, The Full Episode

    070 - VFD Election Season, The Full Episode

    On this weeks episode Brian and Kara discuss volunteer fire department elections, election requirements and why we should be electing the best person for the job (based on knowledge, skills and ability) vs. the most liked person for the job (everyones friend).

    • 55 min
    069 - Mutual Aid, Minimal Effort = Minimal Results

    069 - Mutual Aid, Minimal Effort = Minimal Results

    On today's mutual aid episode Brian discusses "effort" and how if we only put minimal effort into any task (or life in general) we should only expect and will only achieve minimal results.

    • 12 min
    068 - "Eagles and Ducks", Leadership Lessons with Tim Ahern

    068 - "Eagles and Ducks", Leadership Lessons with Tim Ahern

    On today's episode Brian and Kara sit down with Tim Ahern of Ahern, Murphy and Associates to discuss leadership, officer development, company pride and common challenges within our organizations.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    067 - Captain Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Radio/Jumpseat Training

    067 - Captain Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Radio/Jumpseat Training

    On today's episode Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Radio (@jumpseatviews) joins Chief Soller for a last minute/spur of the moment conversation. Ryan and Brian talk, company pride, morale, being prepared to go to work and adapting during the COVID pandemic.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

ATK109 ,

Best Volunteer FD Podcast Out There

I have listened to many different fire service related podcasts for a few years now. I came across Professional Brotherhood on Instagram close to its inception. Chief Brian Soller and his co-hosts do an amazing job. Being a volunteer FF in Minnesota I am able to learn from this show in so many ways. It’s fun and interesting to hear how departments all over the US are doing things. Training, health and wellness, culture, it’s all relevant to the volunteer fire service. Great content, fun to listen to, awesome way to build a social network for all things fire service and volunteer focused!

showalterj ,

Great podcast and it’s constantly improving

Chief Soller is constantly working to bring great content and topics to the podcast. The guests and the regulars are always great and it is refreshing to hear thoughts, ideas and solutions to the issues that many in the volunteer fire service deal with every day.

cm471 ,

Not just for Volunteers

Chief Soller has a great message and a smooth delivery. Taking the job seriously is important not matter the pay check. If you do earn a paycheck from firefighting it is even more important to follow the message pushed on this show. Be into the job. As a career firefighter in a large metro dept i find inspiration in each episode to push myself ever day to become a better firefighter.

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