Firefighter Training Podcast

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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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes stock of US and creates a personal reflective inventory.

this is a shortened episode designed to take a look at what we contribute to the team, and what belonging to the team means to us.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at occupancies once again and talks about large renovated or retrofitted facilities that may have been manufacturing at one point and are now storage and or something else. The sheer size and square footage can easily overwhelm many department's resources.

The is an operational episode.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about command teams. Specifically how to properly staff the command function at an incident. Chief Woolery is from San Diego gives his perspective and we also talk about how this could work in smaller departments and systems.

This episode is operational.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we discuss preplanning and operations at strip mall fires. We discuss many of the things to be considered.

This episode is operational.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.
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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the slippery slope that takes us from bravery, recklessness, and stupidity.

 

  • This episode relates to fireground operations
  • This episode speaks about attitudes and culture
  • This episode is designed to make you reflect and think about you and your department.
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