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How do I get members to see that my lawsuit is for the greater good of the department?

Goldfeder offers advice to a reader who sued the FD over an issue with overtime and is now facing the cold shoulder from fellow firefighters

In this episode of “What’s YOUR Problem?,” Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder responds to a reader who wrote: “I sued my department over an issue with overtime. Some of the members are giving me the cold shoulder now, but I feel like I’m doing this for the good of the members, to make a point. How do I get them to see this?”

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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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