Voices and Stories of Public Service
First Responders Series: Firefighters
More First Responder Oral History and Community Story Projects
A sampling of other oral history and community story projects with first responders from around the country. This collection demonstrates a wide variety of oral history methods, techniques, and media quality.
16 year old volunteer firefighter in Town of Western
Stephanie Grocholski carries on a family tradition. She’s been on the front line for multiple weather disasters this summer.
Oral History Interview: Chairman Deborah Hersman, NTSB
Deborah Hersman is Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and the NTSB spokesperson during the investigation of the tragic August 27, 2006 Comair Flight 5191 accident.
Do you have what it takes to be an EMS first responder?
EMS first responders talk about their most memorable patients
Through Hell and High Water: Katrina’s First Responders Oral History Project
In October 2005, The Historic New Orleans Collection initiated Through Hell and High Water: Katrina’s First Responders Oral History Project, partnering with local, state, and federal agencies to document their experiences. The interviews done as part of this project reflect the disaster’s painful, chaotic, and murky aftermath. They cast a wide net over this important event and reveal many potential avenues for further research . . .
An oral history of the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
The fire killed 165 people and reduced a once-glittering cultural attraction to ash. For some, it feels as though it happened yesterday.
Inside the FBI Podcast: A 9/11 First Responder’s Story
On this episode of Inside the FBI, we bring you the story of Supervisory Special Agent Tom Duffy, whose experience as a 9/11 first responder in New York shaped the rest of his career.
Oral History | Living Legends of Fire Station 8
THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PANEL DISCUSSION BEGAN THIS YEAR ON MAY 21ST WHEN JULIAN M. SYPHYAX, RETIRED LIEUTENANT, JOINED MEMBERS OF OUR PANEL AS THE JOHN M. LANGSTON CITIZENS ASSOCIATION HOSTED THE CELEBRATION TO RECOGNIZE HALL’S HILL / HIGH VIEW PARK’S FIRE STATION #8 THAT WAS ESTABLISHED AS A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN 1918 . . .
Caldwell County Firefighter’s Oral History
A round-table collection of stories and memories from various fire departments of Caldwell County, North Carolina..
Saving the Volunteer Fire Department
On this week’s Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood talk with guests Robert “R.J.” James and Chris Hinde of the Rockville (MD) Volunteer Fire Department about the status of volunteer fire departments. They are joined by Bobby Halton to discuss Rockville’s live-in program and how such initiatives can improve recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
Monaca, Center Township, & Potter Township VFD station tours
This video is an educational video intended to inform the students of Central Valley Schools in Beaver County, Pennsylvania on the several locations in their communities.
The Social Voice Project is an innovative public interest media project specializing in creative, community oriented media production and podcasting partnerships. TSVP is dedicated to capturing, preserving, and sharing the voices and stories of our time through promoting public history, nonprofit initiatives, and community/cultural projects.
TSVP was founded in 2010 by Kevin Farkas, an award-winning public historian, audiographer, and media producer.
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