Category Archives: PODCAST

The Firefighter Training Podcast – Portable extinguisher use for the fire service

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.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

The Firefighter Training Podcast – Unanticipated Fireground Events …Murphy’s Law

This week we speak about incidents that go wrong for a variety of reasons on the fireground. These have little to do with the building on fire and more to do with operations.

Problems with drafting from water sources
Falls on the fireground due to unseen hazards
Laying hose inadvertently
Pumpers chocking on smoke and stalling
LDH hose being run over in dual wheels
Members falling ill upon arrival
Aerial frozen
Supply lines not charged and burning
Wrong direction, wrong address
Missed calls and more

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Sandy Hook Elementary Scool – Interview with Fire Chief William Halstead

This week we have an interview with Fire Chief William Halstead of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department in Newtown Connecticut. Chief Halstead was involved on December 14, 2012, when 20 children and 6 adults were murdered in a horrific crime at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

The fire department had a supporting role in this primarily police operation.

This episode is in memory of those lives lost and the families directly affected. We are only discussing the fire department operation because that is the nature of the Firefighter Training Podcast.

Our thoughts are with the families who suffered loss of life to family, friends and loved ones, and also we respect and honor the police officers in Newtown as well as the Connecticut State police and many of the other agencies that responded.

At the end of the episode there is a website given by the chief where any listener who would like to assist in some small way might be able to do so.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

The Firefighter Training Podcast – Operating at the scene of explosions

This week we will talk about some of the additional basic considerations which must be factored into your decision making when you respond and operate at the scene of an explosion, regardless of the cause.

Sign up for the January training sessions here.

http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/12/size-up-training-opportunities.html

Contact us if you would like a speaking engagement in your area.

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Firefighter Training Podcast – Christmas Greetings and a firefighting “‘Twas the night”

A short lighthearted episode this week, with greetings from near and far, thank you to the listeners, and a firefighting version of the poem Twas the night before Christmas!

Reminder of training announcements for January. Details and registration can be found here.

http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/12/size-up-training-opportunities.html

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013