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Episode 47: Interview with Chief Bobby Halton – Part 2

047 - Halton1In this episode, Chief Bobby Halton shares trends he sees in the fire service that is causing him concerns and his three things on his firefighter safety wish list.



Length: 52 minutes

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Chief Halton began his fire career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department. He left as chief of operations in 2004 and joined the Coppell (TX) Fire Department as its chief. He left this position to assume his duties at Fire Engineering. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. He has served on National Fire Protection Association technical committees and is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives.

047 - Halton2In this second part of a two-part interview (Part 1 was Episode 46) I start by asking Chief Halton to discuss what trends in the fire service are causing him concerns. Then we conclude with him sharing his wish list for firefighter safety.

I want to apologize to the listeners and to Chief Halton for having some audio issues with Skype. Where I could, I edited the audio to reduce the annoyance.

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Intro music

Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
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Guest Contact Information
Chief Bobby Halton
Editor-in-chief, Fire Engineering
Education Director, FDIC International

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