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Nov 30, 2021

It's been one year since the launch of the Don't Risk It! podcast, and to help commemorate this important milestone, we're revisiting some of the most popular and relevant episodes.

Most volunteer emergency service departments rely heavily on the ability of their members to respond to calls, either to the scene or the...


Nov 16, 2021

Did you know, a large number of Glatfelter associates are actively involved or have previously served in leadership roles in Emergency Service Organizations? This profoundly shapes the organization’s culture and is just one of the unique benefits that comes with a VFIS insurance policy. In this episode, VFIS...


Nov 2, 2021

In today’s society, your reputation can be destroyed at the speed of light. Dave Statter from Statter 911 Communications joins the program to discuss the significance of ESO relationships with the media and the effects of building reputational equity through communication with standard media outlets.

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Oct 19, 2021

The use of drones, in emergency services imposes the need for ESOs to have a structured UAS program in place; but, what does that look like for the department?  In this follow-up conversation about drone use in emergency services, Deputy Chief Scott Hamblen from Northwest Fire District in Tucson, AZ shares details of...


Oct 5, 2021

A responder’s health can impact the safety of other crew members, agency resources, and civilians. Medical evaluations can help ESOs protect their members by intercepting potential health issues and preventing future illness. Scott Cain joins the program to discuss these benefits and others of adopting a...