Scott Hewlett is a 23 year, second-generation Firefighter working for a Department in Southern Ontario, Canada, with around 400 suppression personnel,13 stations and 18 apparatus.
He spent the first half of his career at a Technical Rescue station, six years working as a primary care medic, 3 years instructing as a Fire Training Officer, and had the honour and pleasure of co-leading his Peer Support Team for over a decade. Scott believes “there are stories to tell and we all carry them; about us as individuals, as crews, as platoons, and as a Departments.
The wisdom and instruction about how to do the job are crucial, but the experiences and stories also help to shape our character and our Fire Family as a whole.
Stories are important. Through story-telling, we find comfort in what connects us and expand our minds through our differences. “ On his podcast, Multiple Calls Podcast, he provides a conduit for the great people within his own department and others to tell their stories.
He and his guests talk about the how and why of each guest’s journey to the job, what challenges they have faced overall and how they made it through them, the struggles they see for our service and their ideas on how each of us can help ground and progress the job, as well as what keeps them inspired and motivated.