Cyanide In Smoke – An Interview with Town Warren Providence RI FD

This week we revisit a 2006 incident which led to a comprehensive study on the effects of cyanide in smoke at structural fires. This interview from one of the folks involved in the development of the study, will shed light on this problem, and give tips for things you can do within your own department to handle it.

The link to the study is here:

http://www.firefightercancersupport.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cyanide_poisonings_of_providence_firefighters.pdf

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Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

The Collapse of The Hotel Vendome – An Interview with Captain Rick Connelly (BFD Ret.)

This episode we take a look at the Fire and collapse of the Hotel Vendome in Boston, Massachusetts on June 17, 1972. This tragic fire in firefighting history has many lessons that can still be valid today.

The fire took the lives of 9 firefighters:

Fire Fighter Thomas W. Beckwith

Fire Fighter Joseph F. Boucher

Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll

Fire Fighter Charles E. Dolan

Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, Jr.

Fire Fighter John E. Jameson

Fire Fighter Richard B. Magee

Fire Fighter Paul J. Murphy

Fire Fighter Joseph P. Saniuk

Captain Connelly is also the author of the book Returning to Quarters, a history of all of the boston firehouses and companies in the city. The book is available for sale and Rick has agreed to waive the shipping for our listeners, and sell the book at $22.00.

If you would like a copy send regular mail with a check to:

RTQ

PO Box 216

Stow, Ma 01775

PS: Please indicate if you would like the book signed

To contact Rick Directly you can reach him at stowfirec2@live.com

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Pete Lamb

Copyright 2014

Rural Firefighting Academy – An Interview with Domenic Colletti

This week we are talking with Domenic Colletti of the Rural Firefighting Academy Online Learning. In addition to talking about the online learning we also venture into talking about Class A Foam, Compressed Air Foam, driving of Tankers (tenders) and training in general.

Lots to learn in this episode.

www.livefiretraining.com

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Pete Lamb

Copyright 2014

Drones in the fire service – An Interview with Jonathan Pascua

This week we are speaking to Jon Pascua who is pioneering the use of DJI Phantom quadcopters for use in the fire service. We talk a little about technology, uses, costs and more.

http://www.dji.com/

https://facebook.com/rifiredrone

http://www.turnto10.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9814185</

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Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Standard Operating Procedures

This week we talk about standard operating procedures (SOPs) or standard operating guides if you prefer. What they are, why you need them, how to write them and review them and use them for a training document are all discussed.

The book that was referenced:

Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines, John Lee Cook, published by Fire Engineering books.

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Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Portable Extinguisher Use

This week we look at an underutilized tool in the fire service, the portable fire extinguisher.

We talk a little bit about the”can”, pressurized water, using CO2 in the right circumstances, and using dry chemical by itself or with water.

We briefly chat about class K extinguishers found in commercial kitchen areas and also the specialized class D flammable metals extinguishers.

A bunch of announcements and updates as well as the Toledo and Arkansas LODD.

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Pete Lamb

Copyright 2013