Code 3 Podcast: Why everyone wants to work for this fire department
Our host, Scott Orr, interviews Chief Scott Thompson about how culture of learning trumps salary in firefighter retention
By Code 3 Podcast
Chief Scott Thomspon's new book, "The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success & Survival," explains how to develop a culture of learning and training in your department. And it’s working; Thompson’s department has a record of retaining motivated firefighters, even though neighboring departments pay more. Some firefighters even take a pay cut to join his agency.
Thompson is a 35-year veteran of the fire service and chief of The Colony, Texas, Fire Department. He has been a member of volunteer departments and has worked for some of the fastest growing and most progressive departments in Texas. He has been a classroom presenter and hands-on instructor at FDIC since 2002.