Educate and Innovate: Keeping Up with High-Fidelity Training
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
1y ago
Navigate the ever-changing world of fire training with Chiefs Shane Bentley and Webster Marshall as they discuss the founding principles of their organization Bearers of the Oath. Tune in as they explore the importance of high-fidelity training and express their commitment to firefighter mental and physical health.      WHAT YOU CAN LEARN  Prepping Firefighter Recruits   How Well Firefighters are Educated on PPE   What Comes Between You and the Danger   Realistic Training Scenarios Beyond the Textbook   Comfortability on the Fireground   Taking Car ..read more
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How to Be Efficient in Fireground Search
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1y ago
Join Andy Starnes and Chief Schwalbe as they discuss the best ways to be efficient during fireground search training and how to become a better fire instructor.   WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: How to be a better fire instructor   The basics of search & rescue training   How to utilize data to better your search tactics  Ways to train at home   Best practices for efficient tool placement  Search curriculum   ABOUT OUR GUEST: Grant Schwalbe is the Division Chief of Operations at Estero Fire Department in Fort Myers, Florida, and has served with the depart ..read more
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Realistic Firefighter Training & Aggressive Mindset
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
1y ago
Understand the importance of modern & realistic firefighter trainings and why the benefits are invaluable with Andy Starnes and Chris Kessinger as they discuss how the industry is bridging the gap between firefighter safety and protecting the environment.    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN  How realistic training is conducted   Why consistent training is critical to a firefighter's job  Maintaining a safe work environment   Tips to conduct in-department trainings and when to outsource  Family first mentality & growing your support system   ABOUT ..read more
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Understanding Your PPE & How to Mitigate Exposure Risks
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
1y ago
Understand how to reduce exposure risks and the importance of doffing PPE correctly. In this episode, Andy Starnes, Dr. Farzaneh Masoud, and Richard Kesler as this trio dives deep into THL & TPP, how to reduce inflammation and the future of gross decon.     WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN  Effects of exposure within the body and cancer risks  How to reduce cross contamination in the fire house   Why PPE is helpful and not a hinderance   The importance of proper doffing   Understand how firefighter PPE works   ABOUT OUR GUESTS Farzaneh Masoud earn ..read more
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Addressing Mental Health in the Fire Service
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
2y ago
First responders are expected to be calm and level-headed but the stressors faced by those in the fire service can have a cumulative impact on mental health and well-being. Listen in as Andy Starnes and Dena Ali discuss the stigma associated with firefighters seeking help and how peer support resources can be a solution.    What You Can Expect To Learn     Biggest misconceptions about mental health in firefighters   Addressing feelings vs recycling them   PTSD & peer support resources   Implementing mental health solutions within the fire house &nbs ..read more
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Q&A with Season 2 Host Andy Starnes
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by Fire-Dex
2y ago
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Rapid Fire Trailer
Rapid Fire
by Battalion Chief Bob Keys
2y ago
Rapid Fire, hosted by Fire-Dex, is a podcast series that unlocks current and trending topics affecting the fire service. Join us as retired FDNY Battalion Chief Bob Keys explores relevant topics and news with highly-esteemed fire industry experts within the U.S.  Chief Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served various municipalities including Midtown Manhattan, until settling into East New York Brooklyn, where he became Battalion Chief. Within his new role he took charge of Resea ..read more
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Wildland Firefighting and the Impacts of COVID-19
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
2y ago
ABOUT THIS EPISODE   Discover how Wildland firefighting has evolved this year during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this episode, Chief Keys is joined by Deputy Chief Douglass Ferro, who oversees state and federal programs under Cooperative Fire Protection at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Tony Petrilli, a Fire Equipment Specialist for the U.S. Forest Service’s National Technology and Development Program.    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN  Major differences between Urban and Wildland firefighting  How Wildland Departments adjust to COVID ..read more
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Turning the Table on Retired Battalion FDNY Chief Bob Keys
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
2y ago
About This Episode:  Get a behind the scenes look into Chief Keys’ robust career as Allen Rom takes the lead as host while the Chief shares his experiences becoming a firefighter, completing his first engine run, and moving up the ladder in FDNY.  Bios: Chief Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station, Engine 48, in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served in many areas of NYC including Midtown Manhattan. Soon after earning a promotion to Battalion Chief, he was assigned to Battalion 39 in East New York Brooklyn. Towar ..read more
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How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest
Rapid Fire
by Fire-Dex
2y ago
About This Episode Assistant Chief Brandon Wade who is in charge of Operations and Communications at the Austin Fire Department in Texas, and Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna, who supervises Fleet, Facilities, Logistics, Information Technology, Communications and Support Services at Sacramento Fire Department in California, join Chief Keys to discuss how their departments respond to emergencies during recent protests and the growing civil unrest in their areas. About Our Guests: Assistant Chief Brandon Wade With over 22 years of experience with the Austin Fire Department (AFD), Assistant Chief ..read more
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