Firefighter Training Podcast

This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about emergencies at Day Care Centers, whether they be the licensed or unknown to your agency. The greater than normal life hazard will have an impact in your operations and resources required.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses the messages that you can send to the IC to make them take action to assist your efforts on the interior...(Or exterior for that matter.) The premise of this episode is to help you say things that will make the incident commander take action, rather than saying message received!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast offers a few Thanksgiving Messages and thoughts for Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, and Police Officers.

Full Episode next week.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast offers up a little humor. What if a firefighters side job, collided with their firefighting assignment....let's say maybe a dispatcher? What could go wrong?😀

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks some very difficult questions that will require and internal personal review to get the answers.

Think about these and others and figure out if you have a valid, good answer. Also figure out what you can change within yourself so that you never have to answer them!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at how to make decisions, and what might be some options to acheive realistic fireground goals with the limitations of personnel and resources available in your department.

 

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the Phrase "Time to get ready" from a response context, a preparation for duty context, and a preplan for life situations.

Today is the day the you should take Time to Get Ready in all facets of the job, and in life!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast calls upon the expertise of Battalion Chief Eric Norberg of The West Warwick RI Fire Department, to review all things related to managing a carbon monoxide incident.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast We interview a photojournalist who worked in the providence RI area and beyond. We get a perspective that we do not normally have. Bob is a true professional and has responded to hundreds if not thousands of fires and some major incidents such as 9/11, Sandy Hook. The station Nightclub, the Boston Bombing, just to name a few.

Bob also created a promotional video for the providence fire department during "the old days" when fires were plentiful and he was shooting actual video tape.

https://youtu.be/9EeUqTE1E0A

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Providence Firefighter Dan Rinaldi about some of the preliminary information available on Lithium Battery Fires. We offer suggestions, areas to gather more information, and ask that our friends from overseas give us some input on the topic.

Take a listen!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses Defensive Fire Operations. There is an Ask The Chief Segment about purchasing new equipment.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast shares notable quotes for life and work in the fire and EMS services. None of these quotes are valuable unless you put them in practice!

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at not only you being you but your department being what they are. The Fire Service is not one size fits all.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Looks at the question, "What Are You Willing To Do?". We as firefighters are always ready to risk our lives, but what else are we willing to do? What are we not willing to do? What are we allowing to slack off? Will we allow and training ourselves to be more tolerant toward others. There is a lot to unpack if we really reflect on these questions!

PS: The Podcast Has Returned!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about how to operate in a vacant building, preplanning a vacant building, why they are different and many more factors.

We also talk about the OK transport issue and discipline in the Ask The Chief segment.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Reviews a quote from Teddy Roosevelt and applies it to the fireground and into the firehouse. Make this an episode you take action with!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the relationship of your senses and possible actions you can take on the fireground.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes a prospective look on the New Year that is before us. What can we do to positively impact or job, our crew, our skill set, and support our families.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks back to December 22, 1999. This is a review of the NIOSH report on the Loss of 3 Firefighters and 3 Children.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews retired Fire Captain Jack Boland of the Worcester Fire Department. Jack started as a young volunteer, has been a seasoned instructor and did a full career in the City of Worcester Massachusetts.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the member of your organization that quit and did not tell anybody. Was it you? Was it your officer or chief? What do you do about it?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Jon Metz and Jeremy Olsen about the book and some of the contents. Also they have provided a discount code until Christmas!

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we look at some notes and quotes that I thought could relate to the fire service (as well as life in general)

Leave some feed back if it is worth doing again!

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about High Rise Firefighting, standpipes, some tactics and SOPs that can be used in these situations.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we discussed the personal discipline required to always be your best.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes a look at a Mr. Rogers quote and indicates how it might help us in our own lives, departments.

You leave something behind in every interaction with others.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast reviews a case history that occurred 23 years ago on October 24, 1997.

There are many lessons to be learned that can be applied to your department.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Day Care Centers. I discuss how to locate, how to training their staff and what resources and command structure you need to deal with them. We also acknowledge and remember the anniversary of the 23rd street fire which took the lives of 12 FDNY firefighters.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at fire department actions that we can do after the fire is out but before we leave the scene. This episode is focused not only on helping the occupants but stuff we can be doing operationally.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about practical and consistent fire prevention messages for your department. These messages were first pointed out in a movie from the mid seventies called "Plan to Get Out Alive" sponsored by McDonalds and First Alert.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about large warehouse fire operations and gives and overview of the LODD of Battalion Chief John Tvedten of Kansas City Missouri in December of 1999.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast ask the question What (or who) gives you the right to behave like you are.

These questions provide some insight into not only your behavior but if used correctly might even help your organization.

We also have an Ask The Chief Segment about canceling apparatus on automated alarms.

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This week The Firefighting Training Podcast discusses what impact Covid-19 mitigation efforts might have had on firefighting. We discuss attack procedures, flammable materials and the changes in human behavior including locked doors etc. Get out and take a look around this week.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks you to pay more attention to managing your fire streams, before and at the emergency. From the pump operator to the company officer and the IC don't take your stream delivery for granted.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast is about some operational tips for the IC in small and medium sized departments. The episode is good for all IC's regardless of what sized departments they serve.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast returns! The discussion and action item involves the question, What Did You Do Today?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at how to recover after a mistake. The episode also talks about the human-ness of the fire service and how learning to lead people is the key.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about gas emergencies and the pitfalls and properties of the gas. We discuss response, meters and tactics.

 

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast encourages you to "Fix it" for whatever is going on at the fire scene or in the back room of the firehouse or fire hall.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about command presence on and off the fireground.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Interviews Mark Cotter from the Salisbury Maryland Fire Department and he expresses his views on the fire behavior and fire attack discussions taking place in the fire service today.

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This week on TheFirefighter Training Podcast we answer the following question..." Is Our Best Trait Our Worst Trait?". Our best trait is our can do attitude, can it sometimes overtake us?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Changing you mind.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the term "Listen First", and how that applies to the Fire Service Today.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the importance of decision making for the initial company officers and we also talk about decision making in the firehouse.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast is looking at the word reference (s) in the context of the fire service. This applies to training, incidents, dealing with people and instructing.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks the question, "Are You Smarter Than Your Instructor?" When you arrive at an incident scene are you operating by SOP or by habit? When is this incident not like the last one?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the overuse and casual attitudes and behaviors that surround the word mentor.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews Retired Chief Charles Werner and General Manager Forrest Wieder about an APP that will give you real time hazardous material and rail car contents across the US and Canada.

If You have rail in your community or respond mutual aid to a community that has rail, than this APP is for you.

http://askrail.us/

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses the three choices that all of us have as firefighters, both in our own lives and on the job whether career, volunteer or on call.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Interviews Greg Howard who has experience as a career and an on-call firefighter in British Columbia.

 I talk about the similarities and the differences between the US and Canada.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the phrase I Didn't See That Coming and how it relates to activities on the job, incidents, in station activities and relationships.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks the question are you ready for the "Big One?" In each fire station everyone says tonight could be the night.  If It is tonight will you be ready and how to you get ready?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses does your personality match your behavior in all of the roles in life that you have. If we took the names off some resumes would we know you by your actions.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast is talking with Rob Fling (Past Chief of the Dix Hills Fire Department on Long Island) about the importance of having your facepiece on at all incidents. This is designed to be a thought provoking episode.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the relationship and meaning of these three terms, and how they relate to you and your organization.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses what are the options to simultaneous coordinated fire attack? What can I do with the resources I have?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews Retired Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Burns from Framingham Massachusetts.Kevin is relaying a talk he gave to some school students and how there are numerous applications for the fire service.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses comparisons and standards. The advice is, compare yourself to yourself!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about all things related to mutual aid, automatic aid, mass casualty and how to properly set up for these operations ahead of time.

This episode is operational.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about how to build good tabletop exercises and the system of identifying a problem, gathering intel, training, tabletop, and then full scale exercise. The tabletop is not a test but 1 piece of a comprehensive training plan.

Also two very important "AskThe Chief" segments on self dispatch and the working relationship between career and on call departments in the same system and organization.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks the questions, "Are we teaching tactical decision making wrong?"

My thoughts on maybe a different way of instruction.

This episode is operational in nature.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast celebrates 6 years of podcasting on this St Patrick's day. Because of that we talk about 6 factors or considerations of being on an engine company, being on a ladder company, being and officer and being a firefighter.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the speed bumps that might be occurring on your organizations information highway.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses many aspects of the term controlling the response. I talk about the obvious driving and responding things, but more importantly I talk about controlling your personal response in difficult times, situations, and dealing with difficult people.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about search in the context of the Polk County Florida incident.

Is search always the same, is it the same for every department, what are training and preparing our people for?

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes inspiration from a talk by Reverend Dr. Andrew Foster III and I talk about Fellowship, Followship, and Leadership and how you can take individual action and apply this to you organization.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about how to be a good senior firefighter, how to aspire to be a good senior firefighter. We also discuss mentoring.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about all of the equipment we use including the apparatus.

I discuss What equipment, cost and pricing information, shelf life, maintenance and where do we store it.

I also discuss the purchase and the sales personnel.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about being an officer and the fine balance between being empathetic but not being weak.

You must show a human side and that may leave you somewhat vulnerable and I discuss some thoughts about what to do so the personnel does not mistake your kindness for weakness.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about going defensive on the fireground. We discuss some scenarios, and the consequences of having to go defensive as well as the mindset and effect on the troops.

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the myths and misconceptions of doing a size up without actually taking actions based upon the factors you considered.

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcasts discusses looking back on your knowledge, training, experience and certainly your effort that you gave this past year. More importantly and honest look back provides for a better diving board platform as you jump into the new pool of 2019.

Happy New Year to All!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the quote that is attributed to Einstein that says the definition of insanity is completing the same action over and over and expecting different results.

I have a conversation with Joe Starnes from Kill The Flashover Project and we venture into a variety of fire service areas.

This is not a fireground operational episode.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at riding positions on apparatus in the Career and the volunteer / on-call department.

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Looks at properties of carbon monoxide, some incidents, some basic procedures for responding to and handling these incidents.

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at everything to do with SOPs or SOGs as some like to call them.

What are they, how do you format them, what is their purpose, and how to review and revise them are all topics that are discussed.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Communicating your vision as an officer (of any rank) and a leader.

 

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews Assistant Chief Joseph Pronesti from Elyria Ohio and we have a special no cost training offer for your department. We are offering 3 free size up and simulation training to 3 departments. Offer valid until December 31, 2018.

This is a must listen if you want a chance to have 2 experienced fire officers help train your folks.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at another book in the making and I ask the listeners to be contributors if they wish. All of us must have a favorite firehouse story of some shenanigans going on in the firehouse. Jon and Jeremy are compiling a list of the greatest. Help them out!

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Author Mauro Porceli about his new book called Surviving the Firehouse. This book is a great read for the probie to the senior person on shift.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast offers some tips and solutions for growing as a leader.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses how apparatus placement on the incident scene affects a lot more than you would think.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Looks at hazardous materials response from the various states of matter. This episode discusses that in addition to identification and zones and everything else that we have been taught the form of the material might be the biggest determination of how we respond.

This episode is operational.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about national standards, a little bit about ISO and what to do if you cannot meet these standards even if you try.

We also ponder the question can there really be a national standard for operations when fire departments are so diverse in size, geography and resources.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast answers the question Who Are Those People on your Fireground. By listening to this episode you have a bit of a mental preplan of who is going to show up on your scene. You wont have time to manage or process this while on scene, but thinking about it today might help.

This episode is about fireground operations.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at these two very important and necessary terms and how they relate to you and your organization.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Retired Fire Chief Robert Warren of the Cranston RI Fire Department about fires and emergencies in prisons, jails, and courthouses.

This is an operational episode.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes a humorous look at your organization structure and your actions as a leader and officer.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses the very important Topic of PTSD in firefighters. This interview with Captain Rick Stack might be a difficult on, but it is a must listen.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at three words used to change your attitudes and behaviors, can have an impact on your entire organization....and maybe even your life!

The First time, the only time, and the last time.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at what is your fireground strategy, and more importantly what things would make you change it, and what do you do when you change it.

This is an operational episode.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the phrase and also talks about competition, opponents, winners and losers.

Some thing to generate thoughts in yourself and your organization.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses the word capability. We reference, people, procedures, and equipment and we talk about personal, company and organizational capability.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about operations at Vacant Buildings.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at instructional philosophy and asks the question are you using a script as an actor or a lesson plan as an instructor?

The ask the chief segment is about the old vs. the young in a fire department organization.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks how street signs could apply to the fire service both tactically and from an administrative and leadership perspective.

This episode is a light hearted look with a serious message.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Revisits Garden Apartments in the series of looking at various occupancies.

I also encourage you to look at the firefighringtoday.com webpage and scroll down to see a presentation with visuals including a hostile fire event photograph of fire spread in these types of occupancies.

This episode is operational in content.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Discusses whether a mistake was made, or was there a conscious or subconscious decision to make an alternative choice.

This episode talks about fireground decisions but can also be easily adapted to leadership and in station activity as well.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast B/C John Cagno (Ret.) and I discuss five leadership books and how they can apply or relate to the fire service.

The Leadership Challenge - James Kouzes and Barry Posner

Leading At The Edge - Dennis Perkins

Developing The Leader Within You - John Maxwell

360 degrees of Influence - Harrison Monarth

Commanding Excellence - Gary Morton

 

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