Firefighter Training Podcast

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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