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The Goldfeders: ‘The fire service has been wonderful to this family’

Billy and Brian Goldfeder share their insights on prioritizing family amid such passions for fire service life

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This week’s episode is extra “golden,” as Zam says, because we have not one, but two Goldfeders on the show – Loveland-Symmes Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder and his son Brian Goldfeder, a captain with the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Fire/EMS Department. The Goldfeders dig into all things fire families – and if you know Billy, you know he’s all about family.

The team gets into all of this:

  • Billy’s reactions and advice when Brian first considered joining the fire service;
  • Being a “coach’s kid” in the fire service – and when to use the coach as a sounding board;
  • Finding balance between family life and work life – and why the fire service makes that so difficult.

What else:

  • Don’t miss: The mini-academy concept for fire families
  • Episode power quote: “As a firefighter, we are always talking about serving others, helping others, being selfless; well, you gotta be that way at home too.”
  • Hot seat sneak peek: Brian’s best advice for newly promoted members

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