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Unanticpated Fireground Incidents – Murphy’s Law

This week we speak about incidents that go wrong for a variety of reasons on the fireground. These have little to do with the building on fire and more to do with operations.

Problems with drafting from water sources

Falls on the fireground due to unseen hazards

Laying hose inadvertently

Pumpers chocking on smoke and stalling

LDH hose being run over in dual wheels

Members falling ill upon arrival

Aerial frozen

Supply lines not charged and burning

Wrong direction, wrong address

Missed calls and more

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School – An Interview with Chief William Halstead

This week we have an interview with Fire Chief William Halstead of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department in Newtown Connecticut. Chief Halstead was involved on December 14, 2012, when 20 children and 6 adults were murdered in a horrific crime at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

The fire department had a supporting role in this primarily police operation.

This episode is in memory of those lives lost and the families directly affected. We are only discussing the fire department operation because that is the nature of the Firefighter Training Podcast.

Our thoughts are with the families who suffered loss of life to family, friends and loved ones, and also we respect and honor the police officers in Newtown as well as the Connecticut State police and many of the other agencies that responded.

At the end of the episode there is a website given by the chief where any listener who would like to assist in some small way might be able to do so.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Operating at the scene of explosions

This week we will talk about some of the additional basic considerations which must be factored into your decision making when you respond and operate at the scene of an explosion, regardless of the cause.

Sign up for the January training sessions here.

http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/12/size-up-training-opportunities.html

Contact us if you would like a speaking engagement in your area.

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013

Christmas Greetings and a special “Twas the night before christmas”

A short lighthearted episode this week, with greetings from near and far, thank you to the listeners, and a firefighting version of the poem Twas the night before Christmas!

Reminder of training announcements for January. Details and registration can be found here.

http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/12/size-up-training-opportunities.html

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013

Fire Service Expectations

This week we talk about expectations and how they affect the fire service and your organization.

We also announce 2 Size up training session webinars for January.

For January 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM Eastern Click this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireground-size-up-safety-training-do-you-see-what-i-see-tickets-9802534645

For January 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM Eastern Click this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireground-size-up-safety-training-do-you-see-what-i-see-tickets-9802665035

Listen to this episode here.

Pete Lamb

Fire Service Building Construction – An Interview with Chris Naum

Our guest this week is Christopher Naum from the website buildings on fire. Chris is an internationally known expert on the subject and he is carrying on from his mentor Frank Brannigan.

This week we take an overview look of the five types of building construction as defined by NFPA 220, we look at wood frame buildings, and some of the things to be considered.

We also begin a discussion on engineered structural members and how the change the dynamics of what we are currently doing with suppression tactics and discuss how that might have changed from years past. The increase in the ability of these engineered systems allow for increase in the compartment spaces, meaning size and area of the fire compartment and how that has a direct impact on rate of flow.

Buildings On Fire website http://buildingsonfire.com/

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

Command Safety Website http://commandsafety.com/

The Company Officer Website http://thecompanyofficer.com/tag/fire-service-training/

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013

Firefighter Close Calls – An Interview with Deputy Chief William Goldfeder

This week we interview Deputy Chief William Goldfeder from firefighterclosecalls.com.

We get into a general discussion about the site, his work, his background and things for the future. At the end of the episode some real quick and simple tips for staying safe in your own department and protecting your members.

Here are some useful links to supplement this episode.

www.firefighterclosecalls.com

National Fallen Firefighters website http://www.firehero.org/

International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer and combination officers sectionhttp://www.iafc.org/micrositeVCOSorg/index.cfm

VFIS Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance training http://www.vfis.com/emergency-responder-education-training-consulting.htm

International Association of Firefighters Health and Safety http://www.iaff.org/hs/index.htm

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013