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Promoting professionalism in the volunteer fire service because, "A paycheck does not make you a professional, how you approach the job does!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions, St.Florian Fitness and FLAME Natural Decon.

The Professional Brotherhood‪™‬ Chief Brian Soller

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Promoting professionalism in the volunteer fire service because, "A paycheck does not make you a professional, how you approach the job does!" Hosted by: Chief Brian Soller and brought to you by ProVFF Training Solutions, St.Florian Fitness and FLAME Natural Decon.

    102 - Mutual Aid, We Are Still Here!

    102 - Mutual Aid, We Are Still Here!

    Yes!!  We are still here and we don' t plan on going anywhere soon.  

    On today's episode, Brian discusses what's been going on over the past few weeks, the podcast, our platform and the future. 


    About our host:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.

    • 14 min
    101 - Mutual Aid, Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down!

    101 - Mutual Aid, Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down!

    Mutual aid, automatic aid, staffing your apparatus, knowing who to call for specific situations or specialties, it's all about setting yourself and your company up for success and not getting caught with our pants down! 


    About our host:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.

    • 17 min
    100 - We Celebrate Episode 100 with the Crew 1st Culture Podcast

    100 - We Celebrate Episode 100 with the Crew 1st Culture Podcast

    It's hard to believe, 100 episodes!  We celebrate this podcasting milestone with none other than Jeremy Sanders from the Crew 1st Culture podcast.  Jeremy is also celebrating his 100th episode.

    We could not have gotten this far without the support of our loyal listeners!  We thank you for your continued support.

    About our hosts:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.
    Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. 

    Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is the Data and Burn Prevention Outreach Coordinator. 

    On social @st.florianfitness

    • 1 hr 5 min
    99 - Mutual Aid, Attitude and “The Senior Man”

    99 - Mutual Aid, Attitude and “The Senior Man”

    On today's episode Brian discusses being the "senior firefighter" and the responsibility that comes along with that position as  well as how our "attitude" can impact others. 

    About our host:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.

    • 18 min
    098 - Setting Our Volunteers Up For Success with Asst. Chief Thomas Andryshak

    098 - Setting Our Volunteers Up For Success with Asst. Chief Thomas Andryshak

    On today's episode Brian is joined by friend and co-creator of "Setting Our Volunteers Up For Success", Assistant Chief Tom Andryshak. 

    Tom is a career firefighter with the Arlington Fire District in Dutchess County, NY and a volunteer firefighter / assistant chief with the Florida Fire District in Orange County, NY.  He is also an NYS Paramedic  as well as a NYS Fire Instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY and the recruit firefighter training program at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY.


    About our host:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.

    • 58 min
    097 - Mutual Aid, The Dreaded Rekindle

    097 - Mutual Aid, The Dreaded Rekindle

    Listener Request

    On todays mutual aid episode Brian discusses the "rekindle".  Why are they so common in the volunteer fire service and why aren't we taking the time needed to conduct a proper overhaul and utilize the tools at our disposal. 

    About our host:

    Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.

    Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. 

    He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. 
    Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Firefigher Wilson ,

Awesome podcast

I love listening to this podcast it inspiring. I joined my volunteer department right at 18. Theo didn’t have a JR program at the time and they have one now.

cjfirefitness ,

Class Act Podcast

Even though this podcast is for everyone both career and volunteer, it hits topics that are unique to the volunteer service that not many are talking about!

mqpsiygdv ,

Love what your doing

Man keep them coming you have help me and my department so much love what you do don’t stop it’s a worth it and your doing good in this world

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