VCOS Radio

  • VCOS Radio: Mutual Aid Programs & Advanced Educational Opportunities

    Chief Tim Wall and his guests look at automatic and mutual aid, ways to show the value of a department's budget and educational opportunities for volunteer and combination firefighters and officers. Chief Wall's guest are Little Elm, TX, Fire Chief Joe...

    Podcast • September 15th, 2010

  • VCOS Radio: Roundtable on Fire-based EMS, Mutual Aid and Budgets

    Firehouse.com Editor Peter Matthews hosts a roundtable with three fire chiefs, looking at a number of issues facing the fire service. Guests include Battalion Chief Norvin Collins from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in Oregon, Chief Jim Harrington from...

    Podcast • February 10th, 2010

  • VCOS Radio: Silver Ribbon Report on Youth Fire Programs

    Tim Wall talks with members of the new VCOS report, Opening New Doors, that details best practices for youth firefighter programs.

    Podcast • November 11th, 2009

  • VCOS Radio: Maintaining Funding, Morale in the Poor Economy

    Dr. Richard Gasaway hosts this edition of VCOS Radio, which examines the impact of the economy on the volunteer and combination fire departments. Panelists include VCOS Chairman Tim Wall, Chief of the North Farms Fire Department; Williamsport, MD, Chief...

    Podcast • July 30th, 2009

  • VCOS Radio: The Economy and the Stimulus Package

    VCOS Chairman Timothy S. Wall host talks with several fire service leaders about the current economic challenges and President Obama's Stimulus Package for the fire service. Chief Wall's guests include: Chief James Grady from the Frankfort, IL, Fire...

    Podcast • April 3rd, 2009

  • VCOS Radio: How to Double Your Department's Staffing

    Firehouse.com Editor Peter Matthews reports from the VCOS Symposium in the Sun about two departments that have seen very successful recruitment programs. The first guest is Chief John Bales from the Golden, CO, Fire Department, the recipient of the VCOS...

    Podcast • November 11th, 2008

  • VCOS Radio: Creating A Successful Combination Fire Department

    Volunteer fire departments are seeing a decrease in personnel and some agencies are going in the direction of combination operations. This podcast, hosted by IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers' Section (VCOS) Director Tim Wall looks at creating a...

    Podcast • October 2nd, 2008

  • VCOS Radio: Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week

    In this edition of VCOS Radio, host Tim Wall talks with a panel of chief officers from across the U.S. about the upcoming Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, being held June 22-28. Guests on this show include Chief Jeff Cash from the Cherryville...

    Podcast • June 13th, 2008

  • VCOS Radio: Understanding Junior Firefighter & Exploring Programs

    This podcast looks at one of the best recruitment tools available to fire departments around the country - the junior firefighter and fire explorer programs. Tim Wall, of the IAFC's Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, will discuss the...

    Podcast • January 10th, 2008

  • VCOS Radio: Education Opportunities for Volunteer and Combination Officers

    Join Firehouse.com and the Volunteer and Combinational Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs as we present a new podcast series aimed to provide fire officers with an increased level of education. The VCOS represents...

    Podcast • October 1st, 2007