Ryan Johnston is a 23-year career firefighter for the Waterville (ME) Fire Department and is the rescue technician on Rescue 1. He started as a volunteer in 1991 and still volunteers in his hometown of Oakland, where he holds the rank of lieutenant. He has an associate’s degree in fire science and is a charter member of the Managing Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He also is the owner of Maine-iac Training, a fire service training company.
About our hosts:
Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years. He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY. Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.
Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years.
He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel.
Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness.
Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is the Data and Burn Prevention Outreach Coordinator.
On social @st.florianfitness