Are You Listening?

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.

What Are The Actions after The After Action?

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.

MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY – An interview with Providence RI Firefighter Dan Rinaldi

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.