Category Archives: PODCAST

Firefighter Training Podcast – Tactical Common Sense an interview with Bob Pressler

This week we take a look at what we are calling Tactical Common Sense. Bob has 40 years experience in the fire service from FDNY, to smaller departments and 20+ years as a national fire service instructor. I think that Bob simplifies many complex issues and talks about how to make things work for you in your department, and how to consider what is important on the fireground.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Firefighter Training Podcast – Cyanide in Smoke – An interview with Tom Warren Assistant Chief PFD (Retired)

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

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.Copyright 2014

Firefighter Training Podcast – The Collapse of the Hotel Vendome – An interview with Captain Rick Connelly BFD (Retired)

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

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014

Firefighter Training Podcast – rural Firefighting Academy – 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

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014