Category Archives: WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE

Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Officer Selection…. Are We Doing It Right?

This week the panel will discuss officer selection, career and volunteer and the promotional process in small or large departments.

Are we doing it right as a fire service? Would private industry select it’;s middle managers and upper level management this way?

Join us with comments on the events page during (and even before the event) or watch us live on YOUTUBE and comment there and we will bring your comments right into the show..


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Dealing with Outside Agencies on The Emergency Scene

The panel will talk about their interactions with outside agencies on the scene of emergencies. Power company, Red Cross, Local inspectional services, Rehab services, State and federal services. We will discuss some of the best (and maybe the worst) practices to help the IC deal with outside agencies.

Watch us live here on the event page, or live on Youtube and leave a comment to interact with the panel.


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Water Supply…..Again!

The panel has touched on this issue before but we are going to talk about the greatest argument (or close to it) that has been happening in firehouse kitchens for years…….Fog nozzle or smooth bore.
We will also discuss supply lines, HAV or hydrant assist valves and all sorts of water supply stuff.
But after the argument starts on the hangout we are going to speak about the more important issue of getting quick water on the fire.

Watch us live on the Events Page, or on Youtube or at!


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – 6 Things to think about

This week the panel conducts an exercise that you can recreate for your department very easily. We ask the following:
What three things should your department (or the fire service) START doing? What three things should your department (or the fire service) STOP doing?
Join us live here on youtube to leave a comment, or leave a comment here on the events page (even before the event) and we will discuss it on the panel.


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – What are the best traits or skills for the firefighter on the fireground?

Join us Sunday Evening September 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM Eastern time and watch us live and interact with the panel.

The panel has talked about what it takes to be a good firefighter, but now the question is, what is one of the most desirable skill sets for the firefighter to have operationally on the fireground.
Watch us live here at the event page, or watch us live on youtube to comment and interact with the panel.