Firefighter Training Podcast

This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses the question Are You Prepared? We ask this at all levels of rank and look far beyond what we might normally think.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about the word planning.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks with newly promoted Lieutenant Jim Moss of the Metrowest Fire Protection District about some of the challenges of the new fire officer.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about decision.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about all sorts of objectives and how you can use them in your department regardless of your position, but more importantly how they can be used in life.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about problem.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at Fireground Operations, and most importantly how we translate the book into actions in the street.

 

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about appearance.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about leadership, a new program called LEAD IT in an interview with Retired Battalion Chief John Cagno.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about duty.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Talks with Chief Rob Fling of the Dix Hills Long Island  (NY) Fire Department about the challenges of today's volunteer Fire Department.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about honor.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast revisits Enhanced Water Streams (EWS) and a product called Novacool, in an interview with Chief Bill Oke.

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language Segment we talk about the word humility.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about cancer in the fire service.

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language segment we talk about the word leadership itself.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast is about a very significant topic, Critical Incident Stress. We interview Anne Balboni an international lecturer on the subject.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast, Leadership Language segment is about focus.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast speaks with Fire Service Historian Retired Saugus Massachusetts Fire Chief Jim Blanchard. We Talk about Chief Croker, Fire dogs, Fire Horses and one more meaning for the word Jake.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast, Leadership Language segment is about the word discipline.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the Rule of Air Management in an Interview with Captain Mike Gagliano.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast, Leadership Language segment we talk about the word coach.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about how to measure if we are actually making the fireground safer.

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast, Leadership Language segment we talk about the word mentor.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast is "All About Equipment"!

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This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast, Leadership Language segment we talk about compassion.

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast we talk in some general terms about technical or specialized rescue, teams, training and much more.

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Knowledgeable

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Joe Starnes about some of the preliminary information during the May 2015 KTF burn project.

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Mechanical

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Just a quick update to let everyone know the show and episode status.

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Ability

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language is about mental ability and status.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Looks at special occupancies. What are they and what do you do about them?

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Leaderhsip Language is about the word physical.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast does a parody on the current internet "Would You Rather Wednesday" where two opposite questions are asked with no clear, and sometimes no pleasant answer. We have some fun and then interject some very serious questions.

 

We also ask that you tweet out asking your fire service "Would You Rather...? using the Hashtags #petelamb and #WYR

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language segment is about training.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at some of the elements of documentation and report writing for the fire service.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language segment is about the word supervise.

 

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at the Incident Command Process. Not the Incident Command System but some ways to help you make decisions that need to be made. We will discuss evaluating resources, gathering intelligence, and forming and supporting a command team.

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This week the Firefighter Fighter Training Podcast Leadership Language is about punctuality.

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This week the firefighter Training Podcast is talking about salvage operations. While we are all short staffed, property conservation is still part of our business. Take a listen to see how to make it work.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language segment is about competence.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Fire Service Lessons, but also includes personal lessons, life lessons, spiritual lessons, and departmental lessons. The point of this episode is to talk about the fact the we often get lessons, but how many times do we learn from the lessons that were given.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast Leadership Language segment talks about values.

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In this episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about putting service back into the fire service and sort of a firefighter behavior and attitude reset.

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This week the Leadership Language Episode of The Firefighter Training Podcast is about Pride.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at some USFA injury statistics to see if we can figure out what they actually mean or more importantly what they could mean.

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This week the Leadership Language episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast is about integrity.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at some of the complications of operating at mutual aid incidents.

We also look at a new segment of fire service book reviews.

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This week the Leadership Language episode of The Firefighter Training Podcast is about Stamina.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast asks the question, Are You A Good Example?

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This week on the Leadership Language segment of the Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about willingness.

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast I discuss our use of the term paramilitary organization , respect for our veterans, and a discussion about discipline.

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A new segment of the Firefighter Training Podcast called leadership language. This week we talk about dedication.

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Talks with Longtime Fire Service Instructor Harry Carter about mentoring.

This is also the TWO YEAR anniversary of the Firefighter Training Podcast.

 

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast Lt. Mike Daley asks the question, Are You Good Enough? I talk with Lt. Daley about the fire instructor, the fire officer, and a little bit of thermal imaging discussion.

 

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcast I discuss how we make decisions and what influences those decisions.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about how to best interface with the Autistic population during emergencies.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the NFPA and how to interact with them, and we discuss Personal Protective Gear.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast talks with Captain Andy Starnes about the tactical use of a thermal imaging camera.

We also introduce the new training website instructorjohndixon.com that we ask listeners to check out.

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On this episode of The Firefighter Training Podcast I quickly review the new fire department leadership program I have developed and is ready for delivery. The Program is split into modules and offers a personnel and adminisitrative side and an operational side for the new officer. Contact me if you would like to be considered for one of the pilot delivery sessions either online or in person.

 

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This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews Captain Michael Morse who is the author of the blog Rescuing Providence and also the book by the same name. This interview tales a look at the City of Providence RI though the eyes of an urban EMS provider.

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This week's episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about entry level preparation, and preparation to be a fire officer.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at firefighter nutrition. What we eat is the fuel for our bodies and has a tremendous impact on both how we feel and how we perform.

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This episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast deals with a very serious topic about members who may be in some emotional distress because of the job, or factors in their life outside of the job. None of us would hesitate to help a brother or sister who called MAYDAY on the fireground, but what do we do with the thousands of silent MAYDAYS that are just as life threatening, but not being called.

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This week on the Firefighter Training Podcastt we deal with death investigations. Coroner Darren Dake helps guide us through a liaison agency that works with us during the most difficult of scenes.

Please check out his program at coronertalk.com or search for the coronertalk podcast.

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This week the Firefighter Training Podcast looks at how to apply classroom learning to practical application on the fireground. With an emphasis on fireground safety Chief Whitley gives his point of view, based upon years of study and experience.

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In this episode of The Firefighter Training Podcast we review the historic fire at the Coconut Grove in Boston on November 28, 1942.

 

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This bonus episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast is about a new book from Captain Rick Connelly, Boston Fire Department (Ret.)

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This Episode of The Firefighter Training Podcast is an interview with Captain Stephen Marsar FDNY 2 Truck. This is based upon research done and presented in numerous articles in a variety of trade journals.

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The Firefighter Training Podcast is about the use of a hazmat medic and what roles and responsibilities the medic can perform.

Also please check the new training information website Pass It On Fire Training, by our friend Ethan bansek. Please check the site and send an email to Ethan to get current information sent to you.

 

http://passitonfiretraining.wordpress.com

ebansek@gmail.com

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This week Captain Hagerty talks about an overview of fitness and it's importance to us and introduces us to the term "occupational Athlete".

This episode is a great place to start if you need some fitness tips and motivation for you or your department.

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This episode is about the medical mayday and what takes place after the firefighter has been rescued by RIT. We also discuss REHAB, and more importantly PREHAB.

This is a great episode about subject matter that is not widely discussed, don't miss it!

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Captain Joe Pronesti shares his experience and expertise with us as he discusses major fire operations in an older downtown section of Main St. America. The information applies to any department of any size and the specifics of these older occupancies are discussed with the tactics that might be used to handle the problem.

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This powerful episode from Retired Police Officer George Brown is something that all first responders can relate to. In addition he has created a product to symbolize the discussion here.

This is worth the listen for all first responders.

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Chief Dunn shares his experiences as a responder of the first engine on the second alarm at this tragic fire that took the lives of 12 FDNY members.

Stay tuned until the end where Chief Dunn gives 11 tips for being a good firefighter. Great for new firefighters or firefighters at any level.

October 17,1966 Box 55 598

Killed in the line of duty

DC Thomas A Reilly, Division .3

BC Walter J Higgins, Battalion. 7

Lt John J Finley, Ladder 7

Lt Joseph Priore, Engine 18

Fr John G Berry, Ladder 7

Fr James V Galanaugh, Engine 18

Fr Rudolph F Kaminsky, Ladder 7

Fr Joseph Kelly, Engine 18

Fr Carl Lee Ladder, 7

Fr William F McCarron, Division 3

Fr Daniel L Rey, Engine 18

 

Fr Bernard A Tepper, Engine 18

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This week we talk about the title quotation and how it applies to fire training, the NIST and UL studies, interacting with others and tactics and strategy on the fireground.

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Chief Rob Fling and I discuss the importance of training, wearing your facepiece, the importance of wearing your SCBA correctly, cleaning your gear and taking care of your short term and long term health. This is a must listen regardless of rank.

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This week we talk about the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters and interview the president and Missionary Craig Duck.

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NFPA 1500 is the Standard on Occupational Health and Safety Programs for Firefighters. Today we look at what it means and what difference it could make for you or your department.

NFPA® 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope 
1.2 Purpose 
1.3 Application 
1.4 Equivalency 
1.5 Adoption Requirements
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General 
2.2 NFPA Publications 
2.3 Other Publications 
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General 
3.2 Official NFPA Definitions 
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Fire Department Administration
4.1 Fire Department Organizational Statement 
4.2 Risk Management Plan 
4.3 Safety and Health Policy 
4.4 Roles and Responsibilities 
4.5 Occupational Safety and Health Committee 
4.6 Records 
4.7 Appointment of the Health and Safety Officer
Chapter 5 Training, Education, and Professional Development
5.1 General Requirements 
5.2 Member Qualifications 
5.3 Training Requirements 
5.4 Special Operations Training 
5.5 Member Proficiency
Chapter 6 Fire Apparatus, Equipment, and Drivers/Operators
6.1 Fire Department Apparatus 
6.2 Drivers/Operators of Fire Department Apparatus 
6.3 Riding in Fire Apparatus 
6.4 Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Fire Apparatus 
6.5 Tools and Equipment
Chapter 7 Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
7.1 General 
7.2 Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting 
7.3 Protective Clothing for Proximity Fire-Fighting Operations 
7.4 Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations 
7.5 Chemical-Protective Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations 
7.6 Inspection, Maintenance, and Disposal of Chemical-Protective Clothing 
7.7 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting 
7.8 Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations 
7.9 Protective Clothing and Equipment for Surface Water Operations 
7.10 Respiratory Protection Program 
7.11 Breathing Air 
7.12 Respiratory Protection Equipment 
7.13 Fit Testing 
7.14 Using Respiratory Protection 
7.15 SCBA Cylinders 
7.16 Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) 
7.17 Life Safety Rope and System Components 
7.18 Face and Eye Protection 
7.19 Hearing Protection 
7.20 New and Existing Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
Chapter 8 Emergency Operations
8.1 Incident Management 
8.2 Communications 
8.3 Risk Management During Emergency Operations 
8.4 Personnel Accountability During Emergency Operations 
8.5 Members Operating at Emergency Incidents 
8.6 Hazard Control Zones 
8.7 Traffic Incidents 
8.8 Rapid Intervention for Rescue of Members 
8.9 Rehabilitation During Emergency Operations 
8.10 Scenes of Violence, Civil Unrest, or Terrorism 
8.11 Post-Incident Analysis
Chapter 9 Facility Safety
9.1 Safety Standards 
9.2 Inspections 
9.3 Maintenance and Repairs
Chapter 10 Medical and Physical Requirements
10.1 Medical Requirements 
10.2 Physical Performance Requirements 
10.3 Health and Fitness 
10.4 Confidential Health Data Base 
10.5 Infection Control 
10.6 Fire Department Physician 
10.7 Fitness for Duty Evaluations
Chapter 11 Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs
11.1 Behavioral Health Program. 
11.2 Wellness Program
Chapter 12 Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events
12.1 General
Annex A Explanatory Material 
Annex B Monitoring Compliance with a Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health Program 
Annex C Building Hazard Assessment 
Annex D Risk Management Plan Factors 
Annex E Hazardous Materials PPE Information 
Annex F Sample Facility Inspector Checklists 
Annex G Informational References 
Index
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Jim McCormack from Fire Department Training Network is an Indianapolis firefighter with a passion for training. In this episode we once again focus on the fundamentals of operating on the fireground, talking about stretching lines, searching, forcible entry and many others. We talk about simplifying the fireground into manageable steps.

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Sprinkler systems are an invaluable resource to the firefighter. This week I discuss pre-planning these buildings that have sprinkler systems, understanding the basics of systems, and operating at fires in sprinklered facilities.

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Dr Burton Clark shares a very sobering and insightful message during this episode about how to measure success. This very direct and thought provoking episode will at times make you think, at times might make you angry, but most of all Dr. Clark hopes will affect you so that you take action and make a difference with your own safety and that of your brothers and sisters on your department.

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Assistant Chief Becki White and I discuss fire prevention, what it is, and how to do it correctly in a small department.

We talk about the difference between, public relations, public information, and public education. In addition we talk about changes to the traditional fire prevention messages, current trends, and where to find your audience.

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This episode is a common sense look at how our value system instilled in us by our parents can make us better firefighters and officers, and chiefs.

A lighthearted approach to dealing with the fire service and others, all brought to s by mom!

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This episode is about behavior and actions and changing the wire the fire service thinks. There are tons of other perspectives out there and I suggest you listen to them all, but decide for yourself which ones to act upon.

I hope this episode gives you something to think about.

It comes from a classroom and online program that I deliver and if you would like further information, please feel free to contact me.

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Fireground search operations and training are discussed along with the concept of "Train like you Fight".

Some search operating techniques as well as some search training ideas are presented.

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This week we look at yet another fire service acronym (like we need another) and we place our attention on the common denominators that continue to appear in NIOSH LODD reports.

Buddy System

Accountability

Standard Operating Procedures

Incident command issues

Communication

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Sometimes the Fire Department Training Officer can lose focus when hit with the demands of everything they are trying to accomplish. This week we talk about some important subjects that need to be addressed and how the training officer can gather data and maintain records that will keep your training program on track.

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David Soler from the Firefighter Toolbox shares his views on training and much more, and concepts behind his website.

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John Dixon is a fire lieutenant with the Teaneck NJ fire department and a contributing author at the Firefighter Toolbox. John shares his views, tips and techniques about the subject of being an effective fire officer.

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Jim Murphy brings his knowledge, skills and abilities to us this week using a number of sports analogies to determine if our fire service is wired for success. We are talking about some additional training methods as well especially using simulations....Jim and my favorite topic!

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Respondersafety.com is the goto resource for you and your fire department to operate safely on the roadways. There are lots of great things and 10 or more action items you can get from this episode, and Jack and Steve provided me with a great list of references and resources all found below.

 

Roadway Incident Safety References and Resources

Compiled by Jack Sullivan CSP, CFPS – ResponderSafety@gmail.com

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI)

http://www.respondersafety.com

(ERSI) ResponderSafety.com - Learning Network

http://learning.respondersafety.com/Promo.aspx - Video explaining the Learning Network

http://learning.respondersafety.com/Default.aspx - Learning Modules

ERSI Model Safe Positioning SOP - Safe Positioning While Operating in or Near Moving Traffic

Available as a free download from http://www.respondersafety.com/Training/Downloads.aspx

ERSI Model SOG Cone & Flare Deployment at Roadway Incidents

Available as a free download from http://www.respondersafety.com/Training/Downloads.aspx

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute - News and Incident Reports

http://www.respondersafety.com/News.aspx

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Highway Work Zone Safety

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Causes of Police Deaths (1995-2004)

http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/causes.html

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

www.bls.gov/iif/

United States Fire Administration - Emergency Vehicle Safety

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/research/safety/vehicle.shtm

United States Fire Administration - Roadway Operations Safety

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/research/safety/roadway.shtm

USFA/FHWA/IFSTA – “Traffic Incident Management” for fire and emergency service providers.

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/research/safety/roadway.shtm#B

Federal Highway Administration – Emergency Transportation Operations

Traffic Incident Management - http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse/about/tim.htm

Federal Highway Administration – Managing Travel for Planned Special Events

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwaop04010/toc.htm

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA 1500, 1901, 1917, 1091 & other related standards available at – www.nfpa.org

American National Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests

(ANSI/ISEA 207-2011): http://www.safetyequipment.org/c/std207-2011.cfm

American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel & Headwear

(ANSI/ISEA 107-2010): http://www.safetyequipment.org/c/std107-2010.cfm

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2009 Edition (12/2009)

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/kno_2009.htm

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2009 Edition

Chapter 6-I. - Control of Traffic through Traffic Incident Management Areas

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part6/part6i.htm

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2009 Edition

Examples of Traffic Incident Management Area Signs

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part6/fig6i_01_longdesc.htm

Evaluation of Chemical and Electric Flares (US Dept of Justice)

http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=246237

NIOSH - Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries

From Vehicles and Equipment (DHHS/NIOSH Pub. No. 2001-128):

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-128/

NIOSH - Traffic Hazards to Fire Fighters While Working Along Roadways

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-143/

NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigations and Prevention Program

Investigations Involving "Struck By Vehicle" Incidents:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/

or

http://www2a.cdc.gov/NIOSH-fire-fighterface/

state.asp?state=ALL&Incident_Year=ALL&Medical_Related=ALL&Trauma_Related=0021&Submit

=Submit

NIOSH Report 99F-27 - August 5, 1999 Incident in Oklahoma

2 Career firefighters were struck on an interstate; one was killed.

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face9927.html

NIOSH Report 99F-38 - September 27, 1999 Incident in South Carolina

Firefighter dies after being struck by a tractor trailer truck.

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face9938.html

NIOSH Report F2003-37 - Oct 27, 2003 Incident in Minnesota

Assistant chief is struck and killed at road construction site

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200337.html

NIOSH Report F2003-16 - Feb 23, 2003 Incident in New Jersey

Fire police captain dies from injury-related complications after being struck by motor vehicle

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200316.html

NIOSH Report F2003-13 - Mar 18, 2003 Incident in Texas

Firefighter killed while walking across an Interstate highway

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200313.html

NIOSH Report F2002-38 - Jul 01, 2002 Incident in Minnesota

Fire captain killed, two fire fighters and police officer injured when struck by a motor vehicle

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200238.html

NIOSH Report F2002-35 - Jun 08, 2002 Incident in Florida

Off-duty career fire fighter dies and another fire fighter is injured after being struck by a truck

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200235.html

NIOSH Report F2002-18 - Apr 11, 2002 Incident in Kansas

Fire chief dies after being struck by a fire truck at a motor-vehicle incident

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200218.html

NIOSH Report F2007-26 – July 27, 2007 Incident in Illinois

Fire Fighter Dies When Struck By a Bus While Working Along an Interstate Highway

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200726.html

NIOSH Report F2010-06 - Feb 12, 2010 Incident in Pennsylvania

Fire Police Captain Dies After Being Struck by a Motor Vehicle at a Controlled Roadway

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201006.html

NIOSH Report F2010-36 – November 13, 2010 Incident in South Carolina

Fire Fighter Killed, Another Seriously Injured When Struck By a Vehicle at Grass Fire Along Interstate

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201036.html

NIOSH Report F2011-23 – September 18, 2011 Incident in Iowa

Fire Fighter Struck and Killed While Directing Traffic at an Interstate Highway Incident

Available on the internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201123.html

International Association of Chiefs of Police - Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

http://www.theiacp.org/Technology/LEITSTechnology/TrafficIncidentManagement/tabid/891/Default.aspx

I-95 Corridor Coalition Incident Management Core Competencies Online Training

http://www.i95vim.com/

I-95 Corridor Coalition Incident Management Clearinghouse

http://www.i95coalition.org/i95/Library/IncidentMgmtClearinghouse/tabid/86/Default.aspx

The I-95 Corridor Coalition Quick Clearance Toolkit

http://www.i95coalition.org/i95/Training/QuickClearanceWorkshop/tabid/188/Default.aspx

Improving Apparatus Response and Roadway Operations Safety in the Career Fire Service

by the Div. of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine of the International Assoc. of Fire Fighters

 

(IAFF) - http://www.iaff.org/hs/EVSP/home.html

Direct download: 067062214.mp3
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Andy Starnes is a career firefighter who grew up in and around fire stations following his dad around. He started as a young volunteer and now is a career Captain in North Carolina.

Andy brings a perspective on the balance needed between body, mind and spirit and shares that perspective with us today.

Direct download: 066061514.mp3
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This week we talk with Robert Marschall from Hillsborough County Florida Fire and EMS about the treatment of smoke inhalation victims, and the importance of recognizing and treating cyanide exposure.

 

We also talk about the Fire Smoke Coalition and their educational efforts on behalf of fire and EMS responders.

Direct download: 065060814.mp3
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This is the first in a series of Vendor Spotlights. This week I am speaking with Leo Speno from United Communications Corps.

If Your department uses Motorola Minitor pagers on any frequency including low band, then you should take a couple of minutes to listen to this vendor spotlight.

Direct download: VSUCC060214.mp3
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This week we are discussing enhanced water streams with Chief Shawn Oke. Chief Oke has done a great deal of research into this topic and presents a small sample of it here for us today.

This episode is the second in a series of the three parts of the Kill The Flashover project from an earlier episode with Joe Starnes from the Kill The Flashover (KTF) Project. You might want to listen to that episode again, but this one certainly stands on its own.

Direct download: 064060114.mp3
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This week we are having a leadership discussion with Chief Dennis Rubin. Chief Rubin is an International speaker on many topics but has a real passion for developing fire service leaders.

This discussion revolves around the traits and qualities of a leader as well as some things the leader can do to improve their skills.

 

http://www.chiefrubin.com

Twitter @chiefrubin

Email: chiefrubin@me.com

Direct download: 063052514.mp3
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This week I have invited Rick back to talk about fire service ladders. We talk a lot about use, a bit more on training, and some plain common sense discussion from Rick's practical experience.

 

Direct download: 062051814.mp3
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