‘Senior Firefighter’ may not be a ranked position in most departments, but it is an integral role in every firehouse. Whether the responsibility has been placed upon you or you are hoping to step-up and meet the approaching challenge, the guidance provided here will be invaluable to you and those you mentor. This isn’t about years of service, ego, or perks, it’s about expectations, responsibility, and opportunity.
The lists for the 50 Rules for the Senior Firefighter and the 25 Rules for the Fire Service Instructor can be found on the podcast website.
Scott is a 25-year, second-generation Firefighter working for a larger urban fire department in Southern Ontario, Canada. He spent the first half of his career at a Technical Rescue station, six years working as a part-time primary-care medic, three years instructing as a Fire Training Officer, took part in a one-year Firefighter Exchange Program in Wellington, New Zealand, and had the honour and pleasure of co-leading a Peer Support Team for over a decade. He has been producing and hosting the Multiple Calls Podcast since February 2018 and continues to instruct at Southwest Fire Academy since January 2022.