Fighting for the Soul of Firefighting - Conversation With Burton Clark
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How can communities be protected from fires, without firefighters getting diseases, or being injured or killed? How can our attitudes about fire and firefighter workplace culture change, so that more lives are saved, those of community members and firefighters? Listen to this timely, exciting episode with a fire culture expert who has put a lot of thought and time into these questions, a master storyteller: "Fighting for the Soul of Firefighting - Conversation With Burton Clark" (Multi-Hazards Podcast S03 E06). 

Dr Burton A Clark Bio

Dr. Burton A. Clark, Executive Fire Officer (EFO), has been in the fire service for 50 years, including the District of Columbia in Washington DC the Capital of the USA, Prince George’s County Fire Department in Maryland and the USA National Fire Academy. He served as Assistant Fire Chief in Laurel, Maryland and as an Operations Section Chief for National emergencies and disasters. Presently he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Fire Service Psychology Association and the Board of Governors for the John M. Moschella Fire Service Research Grant Trust. Dr. Clark is a Technical Expert Reviewer for the USA National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention program and a doctoral dissertation advisor at various universities. He is the author of “I Can’t Save You, But I’ll Die Trying. The American Fire Culture” which I am now reading, it's chock full of great stories & a call to reform this great profession and the way society looks at fires. Dr. Clark studies fire culture worldwide, his web page is

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