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How do we get our leadership to see the value in investing in our youth members?

Buy-in at all levels of the department is important BEFORE starting one of these programs

On this episode of “What’s YOUR Problem?” Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder answers this reader question:

I am part of a newly started cadet program and was wondering if you have any advice on what the cadets can do to get the volunteers and leaders in the department to see the value of investing in these youth.

And here’s the link Chief Goldfeder referenced about the Alert Fire Company in Greak Neck, N.Y.

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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
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