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A Little About Me — Bob Metcalfe

I'm a career firefighter/EMT in the Rochester, NY area where I reside with my wife, infant identical twin boys Max and Sam, and our six year old boxer Bauer. It was a long and winding road to get "on the job" - as I've held previous positions as an on-air meteorologist, salesperson, and a marketing guru for a large collision repair shop. I couldn't be happier to have landed what is commonly referred to as "the best job in the world" and I'm thankful for the opportunity every single day.

When I'm not at the firehouse, keeping busy is an understatement. Athough spare time with infant twins is limited, I still manage to squeeze in some mountain biking, ice hockey, golf, and reading. Travel is our passion, and we can't wait to spend more time on the western half of the US in the coming years. (I still have YET to visit California!)

How The Firefighter Podcast Was Born:

What do you get when you mix firefighting, a passion for learning and teaching, and someone who loves to talk? The Firefighter Podcast of course!

Let me be the first to welcome you to TheFirefighter Podcast, where we strive to inform, educate, and move firefighters and the firefighting community forward!

This podcast was created as I sat down one day and asked "What do I love, what do I enjoy, and how can I help others?"  A few minutes went by and the rough idea for The Firefighter Podcast was born. My goal is to provide you with truly unique interviews with some incredibly interesting smoke-eaters from all across this country (and who knows, maybe even this world!) who are not only saving lives, but changing lives and advancing the fire service. We're going to discover some unique stories, perspectives, training, ideas, and so much more!

Like sitting at the coffee table at the station - there's so many stories to be told, and I can't wait to share them with my brothers and sisters who aspire to follow down a path of continuous growth.

So if you're looking to:

  • expand your knowledge of the fire service
  • embrace up-and-coming science and technology
  • learn about some amazing stories within our community
  • better yourself as a person, a firefighter, or an officer

then this is THE podcast for you!