Fire Headlines Podcast

WFCA's Podcast for the Latest Fire Service News

In the Fire Headlines weekly podcast, industry thought leaders Chief Bob Horton and Chief Jeff Buchanan team up with Western Fire Chiefs Association host Samantha Didion to explore the most popular fire service news stories alongside subject matter experts from various backgrounds.

It is our collective mission to bring you, the listener, into the conversation about the rapidly changing landscape of emergency response in America. Together, we will assess both the challenges and opportunities that first responders face today.

Topics are selected from the most popular news stories from our newsletter, the Daily Dispatch (DD). The DD delivers FREE, daily, state-specific fire service news straight to your inbox. Sign up if you aren’t already a subscriber, and follow Fire Headlines on your podcast platform of choice to make sure you never miss an episode.

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We want to hear from you! If you have a topic, a question, or if you’ve read a recent article related to first responders that you think is worth a closer look, please reach out to us.


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Samantha Didion has been at the Western Fire Chiefs Association since June of 2023 and is attending Washington State University to earn her master's degree in strategic communications. Fire Headlines is excited to bring Samantha in and incorporate her journalistic and communication expertise into the show’s dynamic. Samantha is originally from Ohio and made her move to Southern Oregon after completing her undergraduate degree to be a multimedia journalist at a TV news station. After a year of working in news, Samantha joined a local fire department where she held the title of Community Engagement Coordinator.

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