It's been a very busy month here at Dalmatian Productions/5-Alarm Task Force. We ran our first crowdfunding campaign at the end of August and I must admit, that I was truly surprised by the amount of time and effort it took to manage all the social media work for this campaign. I was regularly putting in 5-6 hours every day to keep up with all the posts, questions, etc.
Just as the campaign was closing, I launched the third season of "5-Alarm Task Force." For that, I wish I could have been an octopus! I had interviews booked almost every Tuesday and Thursday. Then there was the editing of each show to have it posted three days later! Thankfully, I have had some wonderful guests who just seemed to make the task easier. And there are still more to come.
As I am writing this, word just just trickled down the Chief Tim Sendelbach, Editor-in-Chief of FIREHOUSE Magazine, and a past guest on the podcast, will be stepping down from his position on September 25, 2018. As a long-time subscriber and reader of FIREHOUSE, I can tell you that Chief Sendelbach has done an excellent job in leading FIREHOUSE in this digital age. From the magazine to the website, plus the two major conferences, FIREHOUSE Expo, which takes place next month in Nashville, plus FIREHOUSE World, next February, which is moving from San Diego to Los Angeles next year, he balanced each one with a keen eye and a style that kept us, the readers, the attendees, the exhibitors, etc., anxious to work with him. I wish Chief Sendelbach the very best in whatever his next endeavor will be and hope that whatever it may be, will benefit greatly from his association.
The month of October is just around the bend and we have more guests already scheduled for you, as well as the fact that from October 24th-27th is the Great Florida Fire School. I have been invited back again this year, not only to grab some great photos, videos and interviews, but I have also been invited to be a presenter for a class at the School. My topic is, "The Elephant in the Firehouse - When Ego Gets in the Way of Passion."
And please don't forget, I have opened a "5-Alarm Task Force" storefront with our friends from Teespring. Just go to Bit.Ly/DalmatStore and choose one of our 4 t-shirts or one of our 2 coffee/tea/hot chocolate mugs! And the best part is that part of the net proceeds are bring donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which is what I have done with the royalties on my book, "Fish Out of Water: 2 Jewish Guys in a Deep South Firehouse."
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Stay Safe & Stay Well!
Steve Greene is the president of 5-Alarm Task Force Corp., a 501 (c) (3), non-profit company and the Creator/Host of the "5-Alarm Task Force" podcast.