In the second part of this two-part series on CRR Radio we finish our conversation with Captain Joe Powers, FO, from the Henrico County Division of Fire. This episode looks at the external side effects of CRR, focusing on how CRR can have a positive impact on the fire department’s relationship with your community’s governance. City and town administrators may speak a different language than the fire department, focusing on outcomes (lives and property saved, for example) versus outputs (response time, number of calls), and CRR can be an instrumental part of helping you bridge this gap.
Brian Tyson is a Captain and Paramedic in Barnstable, MA. He is an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Kinesiology and Justice Studies as well as a master’s degree in justice studies. Interning with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office as an undergraduate, introduced him to youth firesetting, and he returned to complete a graduate project pertaining to youth firesetting. He started a full time firefighting career in 2008 at the Barnstable Fire Department where he has held several positions and leads the department’s Community Risk Reduction and Public Education Programs. Tyson is a CPSE credentialed fire officer and holds degrees from Columbia Southern University in Associate of Applied Science-Fire Science, Bachelor of Science-Fire Administration, and Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Medical Services.