Podcast: Chief Scott Eskwitt shares how to use policies to manage risk

This episode of the Smart Firefighting podcast tackles fire service risks, culture and policy impacts

Scott Eskwitt, the director of fire policy and training content for Lexipol, joins the Smart Firefighting podcast to discuss the top fire service risks that need to be addressed, fire service culture, and how policies can impact risk, culture and firefighter behavior.


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Eskwitt is an active member of the Fair Haven (N.J.) Fire Department, serving as chief from 2012 to 2015. He is also a member of the Fair Haven First Aid Squad and the Red Bank (N.J.) Fire Department. Eskwitt is an attorney and has spent his legal career advising municipalities and fire departments on risk management, human resources and labor relations issues. His undergraduate degree in Industrial & Labor Relations was received from Cornell University and his law degree from SUNY Law at Buffalo. 

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