The Forward Firefighter Podcast

Episode 16

Michael Perry 

Author of Population 485

  Thoughts on Volunteer Fire and EMS service with Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, singer/songwriter, and radio host.  Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, one of his most popular books, reveals his experiences as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT in New Auburn, Wisconsin.  Michael is currently a member of Township Fire and Rescue, serving on the EMS side. Township provides fire protection and services to rural areas around the City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Seymour, Washington, Union, Pleasant Valley, and Brunswick are the towns the Township Fire Department protects.

Tune in as we talk about his book, Population 485, Michael's volunteer experiences, and how the fire service has changed since the writing of his book.