Chief Reggie Freeman: ‘I refused to be the weakest link’
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On this episode of the Better Every Shift podcast, Oakland Fire Chief Reggie Freeman joins Zam to talk:
- The unspoken battle – or war – between new and older members;
- Changing how we define competence;
- Why diversity is a choice for fire departments;
- Chiefs who have forgotten where they came from;
- The motivation of injustice; and
- His kids’ future in the fire service (??).
What else …
- Hot seat sneak peek: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
- Don’t miss: His advice to his 18-year-old self.
- Episode power-quote: “Family inspires me, injustice motivates me.”
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