My guest this week is Memphis Fire, Chief Gina Sweat. Chief Sweat was selected to be the first female director of fire services in Memphis, TN, and there were only a handful of female fire chiefs nationally when she was selected.
The world of fire departments is changing. Chief Sweat says in this episode 80% of their calls are medical, so gone are the days when you are only going to fight fires.
This is a great episode that covers the following:
- What it’s like living with the responsibility of 1600+ firefighters that put themselves in harm’s way every day
- Getting scrappy and looking for new ways to tackle old problems and getting creative with funding and grants to get your people what they need
- Remembering the tragedies and those that gave their lives just doing their job
- What the future of fire departments look like and why they must innovate to add value to the communities they are apart of
- Plus a lot more
Please enjoy this week’s episode with Memphis Fire Chief Gina Sweat!