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

Firefighter Training Podcast – Fire service expectations

This week we talk about expectations and how they affect the fire service and your organization.

We also announce 2 Size up training session webinars for January.

For January 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM Eastern Click this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireground-size-up-safety-training-do-you-see-what-i-see-tickets-9802534645

For January 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM Easter Click this link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireground-size-up-safety-training-do-you-see-what-i-see-tickets-9802665035

Listen to this episode here.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013

Fire Service Building Construction – An interview with Chris Naum

Our guest this week is Christopher Naum from the website buildings on fire. Chris is an internationally known expert on the subject and he is carrying on from his mentor Frank Brannigan.

This week we take an overview look of the five types of building construction as defined by NFPA 220, we look at wood frame buildings, and some of the things to be considered.

We also begin a discussion on engineered structural members and how the change the dynamics of what we are currently doing with suppression tactics and discuss how that might have changed from years past. The increase in the ability of these engineered systems allow for increase in the compartment spaces, meaning size and area of the fire compartment and how that has a direct impact on rate of flow.

Buildings On Fire website http://buildingsonfire.com/

NIOSH Website http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/

Command Safety Website http://commandsafety.com/

The Company Officer Website http://thecompanyofficer.com/tag/fire-service-training/

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2013