Firefighter Training Podcast

This week the Firefighter Training Podcast has a discussion about Church Fires. Why are they different? What should you know and train for?

This episode is operational and also discusses preplanning and training activities for these fires.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast ask the question, what could happen, and we discuss some common and some not so common things that can occur on your fire scene or on your way to the fire scene.

This is primarily an operational episode.

Direct download: 219041518.mp3
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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the weather, historical fires, and how the weather not only affects fire behavior, and fireground operations but our personnel as well.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the differences in training, resources, tactics, and Incident Action Plans from a small fire to a big fire. 

This episode is operational in content.

Direct download: 217032518.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about what we should do with information, specifically training information.

I offer some solutions:

  • Receive
  • Verify
  • Supplement
  • and maybe replace

This is a shorter episode that is more theory than fireground operational.

Direct download: 216031818.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Focus - Purpose - priority from the departmental standpoint as well as a personal standpoint. When the organizational terms do not match the same definition as the members terms then organizations and people suffer.

This episode is a leadership and training based discussion rather than fire ground operational.

Direct download: 215031118.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks the question, Are You Listening? This is a fireground based discussion on the variety of little things that you might hear and react to on the fireground regardless of your rank or position. This episode is good for a firefighter to a chief and everyone in between.

The episode was sparked by an article in the February Firehouse magazine by Retired Chief Don Abbott on Communication Clues. I do not discuss the article but it is a must read for any of my listeners.

We talk about:

  • Building sounds
  • Fire sounds
  • Responding sounds
  • Searching sounds and much much more.

The ask the chief segment is about cost per mile for operating apparatus.

The Just one more thing segment is about leadership listening to your people.

Direct download: 214022518.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the importance of fireground operational time and some tips on what you can do to help you manage and understand it.

  • Water Supply
  • Building Construction
  • SCBA air supply
  • Firefighter fitness

....are just some of the topics discussed.

Direct download: 213021818.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast will look at what do you do after an incident. Is it just status quo? Do you do a curbside critique? What is a curbside critique? Is there a formal after action report?

These topics and more importantly what do you d to correct yourself and improve your department's performance after you respond? Do you give your operations as checkup.

 

Direct download: 212021118.mp3
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at a case history of a Providence RI firefighter who was trapped in a collapse during a working fire. The story as told by him will recount his thoughts and how he assisted in the efforts to get himself rescued.

  • This episode is good for all members of any size departments
  • This episode talks about some "mental' self survival tips.
Direct download: 211020418.mp3
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