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Sharing the significance of 9/11 with new firefighters

Set aside time to watch videos and talk with new firefighters about the significance of that day on fire service history

In this episode of What’s YOUR Problem, Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder answers this viewer question:

It’s been 22 years since 9/11. Some of the newest members of my department clearly have no clue about the impact of that day on the fire service as a whole. We have some 9/11-related items posted at the station, and some of the guys will talk about what they remember from watching everything unfold on TV that day. How do we instill the history in our new members so they understand and respect what the 343 did that day?”

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website