Ep87 Set the Brake with Josh Stefancic

One of the coolest parts of hosting the FGF podcast is talking to firefighters from my hometown and across the country. Hearing what is important to them in their communities, and in their firehouses, really broadens my own thinking. This is the whole point of this FGF project - to grow our collective understanding. 

Episode 87 with Fire Chief Josh Stefancic is another great episode were we talk to a firefighter from “another town”. And while “the circus may be different, the clowns are the same” and this is what really bonds us together, we are in this business for the same purposes and mission. Stefancic and I talked about so many great things and then we pushed record and captured a great podcast as well! We discussed management, mentoring, education, and the critical importance of relationships. 

 A little more about our Guest… 

Josh Stefancic, a native of the Chicagoland area, has been a full-time fire service professional since 2001, most recently serving as the Fire Chief for the Safety Harbor (FL) Fire Department since 2018. Josh is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program, sits on the NFPA 1700 committee, and is currently the vice chair of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). Josh received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology in 2001, and his Master's Degree from OSU in Fire and Emergency Management Administration in 2008. He also has a Master’s in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Pinellas County Fire Chiefs' Association.


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