This week a slight departure where we take a humorous and lighthearted look about a serious subject while making the point, that sometimes we need to look outside our own service to find ways to do things better!
We compare incident management to a restaurant operation!
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Stay safe, and stay thinking!
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Acknowledgement of the Houston LODD at the Southwest INN Fire
Captain EMT Matthew Renaud Age 35 – Engine 51
Engineer EMT Operator Robert BeBee Age 41 – Engine 51
Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, Age 29 – Engine 68
Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, Age 24 – Engine 68
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the additional 13 members injured including the Captain of Engine 68 still hospitalized in critical condition as of this episode.
A subject that was requested from a listener on Fireground operations.
R E C E O V S
Rescue , Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul, Ventilation, Salvage.
Ventilation belongs somewhere between confinement and extinguishment and if you follow those steps in order you will have a more successful fireground operation.
This week we look at the on scene safety officer and offer a review of some check sheets that might assist in making the job easier.
Acknowledge the LODD of Phoenix firefighter Bradley Harper.
Acknowledge the LODD of Dallas Firefighter Stanley Wilson
Safety Checksheets reviewed:
Structure Fire, major vehicle accident, Hazardous materials incident, water and ice rescue, and technical rescue
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Stay safe, and stay thinking!
This week we acknowledge 3 LODD and we review a recent NIOSH report to see how these reports can serve as the basis for action within our own departments.
The NIOSH report in entirety can be found
This week special Guest Ellen Rossano and I discuss social media use.
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We look at the organization use, interaction with the media, and personal use by members.
This one is not a “tactical” fire service training in any way, but more of an administrative look at this interesting topic.
Contact information for Ellen is Included in the episode.
This week’s podcast radio show and be found
HERE, LISTEN NOW.
Firefighter LODD Gene Kirchner, Reistertown Maryland
Fire service words and terms and some commentary and information you can use in your own department.
Thanks, stay safe and stay thinking!
This week a discussion on the considerations of a structural fire size up.
Apparatus & Manpower
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This week’s episode, 3 single LODDs from earlier this month, and the 11 or 12 LODD from West Texas explosion
Talk about West Texas and preplanning target hazards in your community and learning about Ammonium Nitrate.
Some discussion about the Boston Marathon, operating with police agencies in tactical scenarios and lessons to be learned.
Preventing the mayday and what to teach firefighters, and more.
Special guests Fire Chief Jim Blanchard (Retired) from Saugus Mass discusses some fire service facts, legends, and lore.
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The Maltese Cross
The Jenks Engine
The Civil War and Zouaves
The Bell Cap
The Pompier ladder
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Pete@petelamb.comor use the send voicemail tab on the side of this page.
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Some Current Events
(2) LODD Binghamton NY and Philadelphia
Hidden Dangers of garage fires
Baltimore Mayor vs Union
Dallas Helmet Cam Video issue
Renewed sifting of debris from 9/11
FDNY EMS vs. PD in ambulance
Md. Engine taking wrong turn to a fatal fire.
Tactical Rules for the Fireground
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