Category Archives: PODCAST

The Firefighter Training Podcast – Fire Officer Problem Solving

This week a look at some information on problem solving and conflict resolution that is not only good in the firehouse but also good in life in general.

The problems and conflict resolution we see in the firehouse are often greater than the challenges we face on the fireground.

One of our greatest commodities is our people but they also bring us some of our greatest challenges in leading an organization and keeping it focused.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Firefighter Training Podcast – Fireground Dangerous Conditions

This week a look at a couple of training opportunities, and a serious discussion about fireground dangerous conditions.

Fireground size-up and safety program being held November 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. See more information at this link. http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/10/size-up-training-class-do-you-see-what.html

Second program being held at 7:00 PM Eastern on November 7, 2013 See more information and register here: http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/10/online-training-session-firefighter.html

For any more information, comments or questions please contact me at 774-987-9414 and leave a voicemail.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

The dangerous conditions we will talk about are below:

Fire behind, below the attack team

Something that just doesn’t feel right on the scene

Limited ingress and egress situations

Unprotected openings

Size of the structure – water versus air supply

Been there too long – operations lasting greater than 10-15 minutes

Bad smoke – wrong color, wrong place, wrong movement

Lack of ventilation

If the crew cannot locate the fire

Floor or roof collapse stairway collapse

Collapse potential construction, occupancy, length of burn, lightweight materials, ankle deep water on floors, parallel chord truss, suspension columns, exposed steel

Electrical hazards gas utilities in general

Pressurized containers

Flying material- bouncing bricks

Uneven terrain

Chimneys

Building overhangs

Flashover and backdraft

Conflicting information from multiple sources

The plan isn’t working, standard fire attack broken

Commercial is different from residential

Firefighters that are not ready.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Firefighter Training Podcast – Episode 30 – Firefighters Memorial and IAFC Rules of Engagement.

The first Sunday in October is designated as the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Sunday. In this episode we read the honor roll of the 81 Lives lost in 2012 with a small tribute.
The second portion of the episode is a review of the Structural Firefighting Rules of Engagement for firefighters and incident commanders. I felt it was important that in order to properly honor those who have given their lives, that we should review some positive safety actions to insure they have not died in vain.
I have left links to the honor roll and the rules of engagement below.
The National Fallen Firefighter Honor Roll : http://weekend.firehero.org/ROH2013.html
The IAFC Rules of Engagement Poster : http://www.iafcsafety.org/image/ROE_Poster.pdf
The version of Amazing Grace used is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Amazing Grace 2011 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100820.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/
LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.
Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Firefighter Training Podcast # 27 – Kill The Flashover Project, Interview with Joe Starnes

This week I am offering the show as a platform to Joe Starnes from the Kill The Flashover project so he can explain this project and distribute the information to a different audience.
The views represented are Joe’s in the form of explanation and data provided.

Kill The Flashover is a three legged stool consisting of Air Flow track, Thermal imaging use, and enhanced water streams (adding an agent)

For more information on this project, photos and videos please go to: http://www.killtheflashover.com

To contact Joe directly send an email to joe@joestarnes.com

Do not attempt any of the techniques discussed here without further research and formalized training in the subject.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013