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Firefighter Training Podcast – Focus – Purpose – Priority

This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about Focus – Purpose – priority from the departmental standpoint as well as a personal standpoint. When the organizational terms do not match the same definition as the members terms then organizations and people suffer.

This episode is a leadership and training based discussion rather than fire ground operational.

Firefighter Training Podcast – 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.

Firefighter Training Podcast – 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.

Firefighter Training Podcast – 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.

Tactical Fire Problem – Light Plane Down

This week The Tactical Fire Problem involves a light plane crash off airport.

1.) One of your members with his POV is trying to remove at least 1 occupant. You have just arrived and apparatus is 5 minutes away. One other member has arrived on scene and is at the front of the plane. What is your plan?

2.) How much fuel could be on this small aircraft and where is the fuel carried or stored?

3.) What agencies need to be notified?

4.) What is the role of law enforcement in this case?

5.) What resources will you need and how long will you be on scene?