Managing Editor Elizabeth Neroulas talks with Dr. Richard B. Gasaway about his Chief Concerns column "Firefighting: It's a Whole New Ballgame," found on page 71 of the January 2011 issue of Firehouse Magazine .
Gasaway shares the basis of the article: while watching a Minnesota Twins baseball game, he questions if the team can continue to play baseball if they were to lose a position on the team. He examines how the loss of a right-fielder on a baseball team is like the loss of the third firefighter on an engine company.
Listen as he relates the new role of firefighting, impacted by budget cuts and other reasons, to baseball. He shares tips on how to prepare for the "new" normal.
The National Fire Academy is recruiting students for the pilot of its newly developed 2-day course Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction that will be held on Nov. 15-16 in Emmitsburg, Maryland.