Chief Bobby Halton ret. is currently editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). We sat down with Chief Halton to discuss the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) and get to know more about this fire service leader.
Leadership Series with guest Bobby Halton, Editor of Fire Engineering Magazine
On this first episode of our Leadership Series, we are talking Current Issues in the Fire Service with guest Bobby Halton, Editor of Fire Engineering Magazine.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jlncriticalconversations/message
Chief Bobby Halton- Editor of Fire Engineering Magazine
The Invisible Hand on the Fire Ground
Bobby joins Danny to talk about stories of Divine Intervention as well as their collaboration on a new book of the same name. Bobby shares a near miss as well as a few near misses he's come across as editor and chief of Fire Engineering Magazine. Danny and Bobby encourage listeners to share stories of their own near misses to be aired and used in their upcoming book.
Chief Bobby Halton is nothing if not authentic and genuine. I speak with the Education Director of FDIC, one of the biggest Fire and First Responder events in the world, about how he prepares for a week-long odyssey, from a city-wide takeover with real hands on training, to a monster-large exhibition, to preparing for and rehearsing for his part in Opening Ceremonies, Bobby provides a lot of punch in this hour. Bobby Halton Twitter: @BobbyHalton LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobby-halton-b342a36/ Email: BobbyHalton@gmail.com Personal Website: http://bobbyhalton.com/ Fire Engineering Magazine Website: https://www.fireengineering.com Terri Walters: Twitter: @TerriLWalters LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/ Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com Event Yak: Website: www.eventyak.com Facebook: @TheEventYak Email: email@example.com Moonfish Production, Ltd.: Website: www.moonfishproduction.com Facebook: @MoonfishCreative Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com Episode 7 By the Numbers: 00:00 | Terri Walters Meet Chief Bobby Halton: Education Director and the Face of FDIC (The Fire Department Instructors Conference); Editorial Director, Clarion Fire Rescue Group. 06:37 | Bobby Halton The evolution of FDIC and communication … 1928 onward. 13:57 | Terri Walters Paint a picture for me of the amazing FIDC Conference Experience: Pre-Con, Workshops, Hands-On-Training, The EXPO, and The Main Stage. 16:49 | Bobby Halton How FDIC rolls … from the PRACTICAL, to the POMP, to the PRAYER, to the FIGHT. We do Objective Reality. We do LIFE and DEATH. Finding meaning in finding meaning. 27:39 | Terri Walters The importance of the emotional connection. How do you become the BEST PREPARED speaking in the industry? 34:24 | Bobby Halton Who we are in the Fire Service … dealing in the real world. 38:51 | Bobby Halton 10,000 people, listening as one. 40:13| Terri Walters / Bobby Halton Engaging emotionally with the audience and Unplugged Politics. 45:23 | Terri Walters / Bobby Halton The pillars of speaking success: Preparation, Discipline, Practice. And R-E-S-P-E-C-T for you audience. 49:46 | Bobby Halton Becoming a public speaker. Own it. Be the legend.
Episode 79: Understanding COVID19 From a First Responder Perspective with Bobby Halton
Kevin sits down with Bobby Halton, American Firefighter, to talk about COVID19 and how the fire service is changing to meet the challenge. They talk about how this the virus ties into lessons learned around cancer mitigation and exposure risk. Bobby discusses how this is not really a black swan event because the fire industry knew something like this was coming, eventually. They compare COVID19 to past historical events like the Spanish Flu, and how we can prepare in the future. Kevin brings up innovations in technology and how they can play a role around first responders addressing COVID19. They talk about innovations and Bobby talks about which technologies he is most excited for and which ones he is most afraid. Click below to listen to this episode of the Smart Firefighting Podcast.
FDIC 2019 is in the books, and a lot of you were there this time. The conference was first held in 1929. It now draws in excess of 30,000 participants, making it one of Indiana’s biggest conventions. To find out how it went this year, my guest today is Bobby Halton. He is the editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the FDIC. He began his career with the Albuquerque Fire Department and came up through the ranks to serve as chief of training and chief of operations. He retired in 2004, then became chief of the Coppell, Texas Fire Department. He left that job to work for Fire Engineering Magazine.