Jonathan Brumley started his fire service journey as a volunteer in a combination department in his home state of Colorado. It didn't take long for Jonathan to be bitten by the fire service bug and decide that firefighting was the career for him.
On today's episode Brian and Jonathan discuss that journey. From his volunteer days, to his first career position in Nebraska, to the City of Houston and then back home to the Denver Fire Department. Jonathan shares how his volunteer time, his mentors and the culture of the organization gave him the foundation to be the successful firefighter that he is today.
We also dive into his passion for hose packages and the 2.5 inch attack line.
About our guest:
JONATHAN BRUMLEY is a firefighter with the Denver (CO) Fire Department. He began his fire service career in 2009 and has served as a career and volunteer firefighter. Brumley has a BBA in finance as well as numerous fire service certifications. Jonathan is also an instructor with Fire by Trade, LLC, taught at fire conferences nationally and has published works in several trade magazines.
About our host:
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.