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‘Our members have checked out’ following the installation of a new chief

Goldfeder sounds off: “I’m sick and tired of volunteers quitting because it’s not PERFECT”

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

I’m third generation on my volunteer fire department. A change in leadership has caused a rift in the membership. I’m trying to move forward and work with the new chief, but most other members have checked out and aren’t responding to calls. How should I move forward?

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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