Wednesday, April 1, 2020

FM #233 Fire Chief James McLaughlin 3/04/20 (audio)

FM #233 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 233 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin’s Fire Chief James McLaughlin. We had managed to meet in person to record this at the Franklin studio on March 4 and while we did briefly discuss coronavirus this was ‘back in the old times’ before the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this recording almost got ‘lost in the mix’ of the pandemic, most of what we covered is as valid today as when we recorded it. A few of the time references may change due to our new circumstances. The Fire Dept did successfully host their St Patrick’s meal at the Senior Center on Friday, March 6. The one scheduled for Friday, March 13 was canceled as we entered shutdown mode.

Chief McLaughlin shares the story of his work and how the road led him from Warwick, RI to Franklin. He was appointed in June 2019 and in the course of our discussion talks about his first several months on the job.

We will schedule another session (to be conducted remotely) to catch up on what he and the fire department are doing during the pandemic. This conversation runs about 39 minutes, so settle in and listen to my conversation with Chief McLaughlin. Audio file =


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FM #233 Fire Chief James McLaughlin 3/04/20 (audio)
FM #233 Fire Chief James McLaughlin 3/04/20 (audio)

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