This week The Firefighter Training Podcast interviews Retired Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Burns from Framingham Massachusetts.Kevin is relaying a talk he gave to some school students and how there are numerous applications for the fire service.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses comparisons and standards. The advice is, compare yourself to yourself!
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about all things related to mutual aid, automatic aid, mass casualty and how to properly set up for these operations ahead of time.
This episode is operational.
This week on The Firefighter Training Podcast we talk about how to build good tabletop exercises and the system of identifying a problem, gathering intel, training, tabletop, and then full scale exercise. The tabletop is not a test but 1 piece of a comprehensive training plan.
Also two very important “AskThe Chief” segments on self dispatch and the working relationship between career and on call departments in the same system and organization.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast asks the questions, “Are we teaching tactical decision making wrong?”
My thoughts on maybe a different way of instruction.
This episode is operational in nature.
This week the Firefighter Training Podcast celebrates 6 years of podcasting on this St Patrick’s Day. Because of that we talk about 6 factors or considerations of being on an engine company, being on a ladder company, being and officer and being a firefighter.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the speed bumps that might be occurring on your organizations information highway.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast discusses many aspects of the term controlling the response. I talk about the obvious driving and responding things, but more importantly I talk about controlling your personal response in difficult times, situations, and dealing with difficult people.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about search in the context of the Polk County Florida incident.
Is search always the same, is it the same for every department, what are training and preparing our people for?
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast takes inspiration from a talk by Reverend Dr. Andrew Foster III and I talk about Fellowship, Followship, and Leadership and how you can take individual action and apply this to you organization.