The Professional Brotherhood™

081 - "The Probie and the Chief", Remaining Humble with Chief David Brierty

January 13, 2021 Chief Brian Soller, Chief David Brierty Season 2
The Professional Brotherhood™
081 - "The Probie and the Chief", Remaining Humble with Chief David Brierty
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The Professional Brotherhood™
081 - "The Probie and the Chief", Remaining Humble with Chief David Brierty
Jan 13, 2021 Season 2
Chief Brian Soller, Chief David Brierty

When asked why he would start his volunteer career all over again as a "probie", while continuing to serve as a battalion chief, David Brierty answers as follows:

“I absolutely love what I do!! Helping people and being a firefighter runs through my veins. The fact that I am at the top of one agency and the bottom of another doesn’t bother me at all. I think it keeps you in check. If I can give one piece of advice to young firefighters that was always given to me it would be this.  You can never learn enough about a job that can kill you!!”

About our Guest:

David Brierty has been a firefighter and EMT for 17 plus years. David currently serves as battalion chief of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire department after finishing a term as the chief of department in 2020. He has served in multiple line officer positions for the last 9 years.

David also serves on the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department and is currently a probationary firefighter. As a career, David is a  six year first responder for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, currently serving at the Lincoln Tunnel as a Tunnel and Bridge Agent.  Tunnel and Bridge agents respond to a variety of emergencies including vehicle fires, extrications, medical emergencies and disabled vehicles. Before he began his career with “The Port”, he worked for various EMS agencies throughout New Jersey including Jersey City Medical Center EMS, Holy Name EMS and Fort Lee EMS.

About our host: 

Chief Brian Soller has been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years.  Brian is currently the Chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department in Rock Hill, New York (100% Volunteer) and a Past Chief of the Monticello Fire Department in Monticello, NY (Combination). 

Brian is a Nationally Certified Level II Fire Instructor as well a Nationally Certified Fire Officer. He has been instructing firefighters of all levels for the past 17 years as a New York State Fire Instructor.  Brian is also a long time New York State Emergency Medical Technician (20+ years), formally serving as the Captain of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corp (early 90's) and currently serving with Mobilemedic EMS .  

Brian's passion lies in the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service. 

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Show Notes

When asked why he would start his volunteer career all over again as a "probie", while continuing to serve as a battalion chief, David Brierty answers as follows:

“I absolutely love what I do!! Helping people and being a firefighter runs through my veins. The fact that I am at the top of one agency and the bottom of another doesn’t bother me at all. I think it keeps you in check. If I can give one piece of advice to young firefighters that was always given to me it would be this.  You can never learn enough about a job that can kill you!!”

About our Guest:

David Brierty has been a firefighter and EMT for 17 plus years. David currently serves as battalion chief of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire department after finishing a term as the chief of department in 2020. He has served in multiple line officer positions for the last 9 years.

David also serves on the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department and is currently a probationary firefighter. As a career, David is a  six year first responder for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, currently serving at the Lincoln Tunnel as a Tunnel and Bridge Agent.  Tunnel and Bridge agents respond to a variety of emergencies including vehicle fires, extrications, medical emergencies and disabled vehicles. Before he began his career with “The Port”, he worked for various EMS agencies throughout New Jersey including Jersey City Medical Center EMS, Holy Name EMS and Fort Lee EMS.

About our host: 

Chief Brian Soller has been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years.  Brian is currently the Chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department in Rock Hill, New York (100% Volunteer) and a Past Chief of the Monticello Fire Department in Monticello, NY (Combination). 

Brian is a Nationally Certified Level II Fire Instructor as well a Nationally Certified Fire Officer. He has been instructing firefighters of all levels for the past 17 years as a New York State Fire Instructor.  Brian is also a long time New York State Emergency Medical Technician (20+ years), formally serving as the Captain of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corp (early 90's) and currently serving with Mobilemedic EMS .  

Brian's passion lies in the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service. 

  • Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsoller
  • On the web at professionalbrotherhood.com
  • Send future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to [email protected]
  • Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email [email protected]