Chief Reginald Freeman shares his cross-country move to join Oakland Fire

The chief speaks to the differences between Hartford and Oakland, and reflects on the five-year anniversary of Oakland's fatal Ghost Ship fire


In this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with Reginald Freeman, the new fire chief for the City of Oakland Fire Department in California’s Bay Area. Chief Freeman talks about the cross-country move from Hartford, Connecticut, and the differences between Hartford and Oakland. He also speaks to the pressure of joining the Oakland Fire Department upon the five-year anniversary of the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire. 

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