Episode List

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Finding Resources for Better Training with Jason CaugheyTraining is critical to performance, especially these days, when there are fewer real-world fires but the ones that do ignite …2019/07/112019-07-11 06:00:42
What Qualifies a Volunteer to be a Chief Officer? with Ed DolanWhat qualifies someone to be a battalion chief? If they’re in a career department, it’s pretty clear. They need a …2019/07/082019-07-08 06:00:01
A Firefighter’s Life is the Same Everywhere with Ulrich KoellnerI received an email here at Code 3 a few days ago. It was full of comments about the show, …2019/07/042019-07-04 06:00:19
Are You Really Cut Out to be a Company Officer? with Kelly LemmonsLet’s say you wanted to become a company officer. In your interview, you probably told them it was because you …2019/07/012019-07-01 06:00:35
Reflections on 19 HeroesToday, June 30, 2019, marks the sixth anniversary of the LODD of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot …2019/06/302019-06-30 09:32:57
Admitting There’s a Problem with Volunteer Departments with Billy GoldfederVolunteer firefighters make up most U.S. departments, by far. Yet the state of volunteer firefighting is in serious trouble. The …2019/06/272019-06-27 06:00:24
Flowing While Advancing with Jonathan BrumleyThe topic for this episode is flowing water while advancing the line. Some departments always do it. Some don’t. There’s …2019/06/242019-06-24 06:00:56
Earning the Job with Chris BakerIf you want to become a firefighter, the first thing to understand is that it isn’t easy. There’s a lot …2019/06/202019-06-20 06:00:09
The Great Helmet Debate with Jerry HelmThe battle over the traditional fire helmet and what I’ll call the Eurohelmet is growing as some U.S. departments make …2019/06/172019-06-17 06:00:57
Swiftwater Rescues in the Desert with Kevin KeithSwiftwater rescues are among the most dangerous that you will face. That may sound obvious, but some departments that haven’t …2019/06/132019-06-13 06:00:54
How to Deliver a Great Roof Report with Gibby GormanWhen you go to the roof, what do you include when you make your report on conditions? Right. Every department’s …2019/06/102019-06-10 06:00:47
Fighting Fires in Self-Storage Facilities with James KirschSelf-storage units present a unique challenge in case of fire. The come with the hazards found in a hoarder house, …2019/06/062019-06-06 06:00:37
On Becoming an Officer in a Volunteer Department with Tom MerrillIf you want to be an officer, it may come as a surprise that not everyone does. That may be …2019/06/032019-06-03 11:43:40
Can firefighter shooting deaths be prevented? with Marc BashoorOn May 15, Appleton, Wisconsin Engineer Mitch Lundgaard was shot and killed while on a medical run. A police officer …2019/05/302019-05-30 06:00:11
A Female USFS Firefighter’s Story of Harassment with Abby BoltBattalion Chief Abby Bolt was a 22-year veteran firefighter in the US Forest Service. She quit last month, posting a …2019/05/232019-05-23 06:00:33
The Fire Officer’s Guide to Occupational Safety & Health with Ron KantermanHow safe are you as a firefighter? Do you don all your gear before you make entry, or do you …2019/05/202019-05-20 06:00:08
Finding Hidden Fires with Danny SheridanSome structure fires are pretty easy to find. The seat of the fire is obvious. It’s the calls reporting a …2019/05/162019-05-16 06:00:50
When Firefighters Visit Therapists with Courtney StewartBy now, you’ve heard over and over about the value of professional counseling. But, I know, you’re probably still skeptical. …2019/05/132019-05-13 06:00:40
Retaining Volunteer Firefighters with Ed DolanA lot of volunteer fire departments are worried about the dwindling number of new recruits. But what about holding onto …2019/05/092019-05-09 06:00:20
Primary Search Considerations with Dave LeBlancWhen you hear the term “primary search,” what comes to mind? Is it something an engine crew does while they’re …2019/05/062019-05-06 06:00:17
Lost in a Structure Fire with Alex DavisHave you ever become lost in a burning structure? It‘ll cause a pretty severe pucker factor, as my Air Force …2019/05/022019-05-02 06:00:47
Small Lessons That Can Have Big Results with Charlie EvansYou don’t have to be the senior man at your station to have learned some valuable lessons. The things we …2019/04/292019-04-29 06:00:20
“Live Rescue” Review with Scott OrrThis week was the premiere of A&E’s Live Rescue show. And this week, I’m reviewing it. Maybe I can help …2019/04/252019-04-25 06:00:38
When You Can’t Save Them with John LightlyIf you haven’t yet had the experience of having a victim of a structure fire die, all I can say …2019/04/222019-04-22 06:00:27
FDIC 2019 Wrap-Up with Bobby HaltonFDIC 2019 is in the books, and a lot of you were there this time. The conference was first held …2019/04/182019-04-18 06:00:35
Just In It For the T-Shirt with Jeremy PerrienDo you ever get the feeling that there are some people doing this job who really aren’t into it?  They’re …2019/04/152019-04-15 06:00:52
The Art of Being a Fire Officer with Kirk GalatasWhat does it take to be a fire officer? There’s more to it than just giving orders, of course. In …2019/04/112019-04-11 06:00:37
Stopping Re-Kindles with Nick MartinRe-kindles are every firefighter’s nightmare. When I was a reporter, PIOs would go to great lengths to get me not …2019/04/082019-04-08 06:00:34
To Vent the Roof or Not with Frank RicciVertical ventilation is a pretty controversial subject these days. Ever since the UL report on it came out, firefighters have …2019/03/282019-03-28 06:00:20
Networking for the Future Firefighter with Dave McGlynnIf you’re trying to join the fire service, raise your hand. Wow, that’s a lot of you. There are some …2019/03/252019-03-25 06:00:56
RIT Team Readiness with Keith PadgettThe RIT team has an important role at a fire scene. I say this not as Captain Obvious, but because …2019/03/212019-03-21 06:00:01
In-Air Standby for HEMS with Joseph UridilFor a couple of months now, air ambulance operator Air Methods, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, has had a new response …2019/03/182019-03-18 06:00:02
Life and Death Matters with Samuel and Christian AdamsToday’s fire departments ask more of their members than they used to. You’re now required to be at least an …2019/03/142019-03-14 06:00:28
Active shooter response and prevention: Your FD’s role with Alan BerkowskyWith active shooter situations on the rise, there’s been more concern about how schools should deal with them. Communities around …2019/03/112019-03-11 06:00:12
Six Tips for Newly Promoted Officers with Rom DuckworthJust about everyone wants to be promoted. More pay, maybe a different shift, and more authority to make things happen. …2019/03/072019-03-07 06:00:05
EMS Feud: Fire vs. Ambulance with Scott Freitag and Glenn KasprzykThis show is a little different than most. We’re going to take a look at a feud going on in …2019/03/042019-03-04 06:00:54
Victims Expecting Search? with Brian BrushDo you remember the Tot Finder stickers? For many years, families put them on the windows of children’s rooms, so, …2019/02/282019-02-28 06:00:28
Should Your Department Run Its Own Ambulances? with Joe Maruca and Steve WirthHas your department given any thought to operating its own ambulances? It’s happening around the country, for various reasons. There …2019/02/252019-02-25 06:00:02
Where and When to Stretch Dry with Anthony AvilloOur topic on this episode is stretching a dry line. Way back in Firefighting 101, they taught where to do …2019/02/212019-02-21 06:00:51
The Clean-Cab Controversy with David Lujan and Keith CollinsThe Bernalillo County Fire Department in New Mexico is trying a new idea to cut down on job-related cancer. The …2019/02/182019-02-18 06:00:01
Busting the Myths About Firefighter Suicides with Dena AliIt may surprise you to learn that PTSD is not the major factor in most firefighter suicides. We can thank …2019/02/142019-02-14 06:00:17
What They Really Meant with Clay MageeFirefighters love handy phrases almost as much as they love acronyms. Wait, scratch that. Firefighters’ bosses love handy phrases almost …2019/02/112019-02-11 06:00:05
How (and Why) to be a Great PIO with P.J. Norwood and Sean GrayOn this episode, we talk about a role in the fire department that’s near to my heart: The PIO. The …2019/02/072019-02-07 06:00:54
Never Off-Duty? What Happens When You See an Emergency with Michael Fraley  Have you ever been off-duty driving somewhere and come upon a crash scene? What should you do? What gear …2019/02/042019-02-04 06:00:21
The Vigilant Creed with Corley MooreWe’ve talked a lot about upholding fire service standards on this show. On this episode, we discuss a voluntary oath, if …2019/01/312019-01-31 06:00:35
“The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics” with P.J. Norwood and Sean GrayAs times change and research becomes more accurate, we learn more about fire behavior. And the more we learn, the …2019/01/282019-01-28 06:00:31
How to Choose the Right Ground Ladder in a Hurry with Greg JakubowskiHere’s a scenario: It’s a working fire at an apartment building. Flames are showing at several windows on the first …2019/01/242019-01-24 06:00:44
Your Pocket Guide to Saving Your Career with Stan TarnowskiI love instructions on how to do stuff. That’s why today’s show is about how to be a firefighter. Not …2019/01/212019-01-21 06:00:27
Narcan: Is it necessary? with Dr. Bryan BledsoeNarcan (Naloxone) has been pitched as the single best way to deal with opioid overdoses. And while it does work, …2019/01/172019-01-17 06:00:29
Yoga for Firefighters? with Shannon McQuaideHere’s an idea: Yoga for firefighters. Wait — don’t skip this episode yet! You owe it to yourself to hear …2019/01/142019-01-14 06:00:50
Being the Senior Man with Casey ClinkscalesThe most powerful position in the firehouse is likely not the Captain. You know who I’m talking about: the Senior …2019/01/102019-01-10 06:00:32
You’ll Fight Like You Train with Robby OwensTraining is the key to knowing how to fight fires, especially when your department doesn’t respond to frequent real-world structure …2019/01/072019-01-07 06:00:49
Minimizing Risks and Making Choices with David CainLet’s talk safety. Or, rather, let’s talk risk, because we know firefighting isn’t safe. Risks are all about choices. The …2019/01/032019-01-03 06:00:04
Why Don’t People Fear Fire? with Ray ReynoldsIt’s been over 70 years since President Harry S Truman issued the first Presidential Report that told citizens how to …2018/12/272018-12-27 08:00:18
Fitness: Don’t Just Say It, Do it! with Dan KerriganA few years back, in 2015, the NFPA said that just 27 percent of fire departments had a basic firefighter …2018/12/202018-12-20 06:00:30
Should You Have to Have a Degree to Be a Paramedic? with David BeckerIs EMS work a trade or a profession? That could be the question at the center of a debate on …2018/12/172018-12-17 06:00:07
Undoing Our Own Efforts at Hiring Diversity with Trisha WolfordAre you tired of hearing about diversity in the fire service yet?I’m going to assume you are. The question is, …2018/12/132018-12-13 06:00:26
What’s a Firefighter Worth? with Keith CollinsWhat’s a firefighter worth to the community? Now, what’s a professional athlete worth? There’s no doubt that pro sports generates …2018/12/102018-12-10 06:00:44
Seven Unwritten Rules of EMS with Gary LudwigJust about everyone knows that there are the official rules in EMS – and then there are the unwritten rules. …2018/12/062018-12-06 05:56:31
How to Lead in Today’s Volunteer Department with John SahatjianLeadership in a volunteer fire department doesn’t work the same way as it does in a career department. For starters, …2018/12/032018-12-03 06:00:52
Why Transitional Attacks are Like a Bunt with Ray McCormackThe transitional attack. Some firefighters swear by it, some swear at it. The NFPA says it’s a way to soften …2018/11/292018-11-29 06:00:08
Everyone Wants to Work at This Department with Scott ThompsonOur guest on this show has a new book, titled The Functional Fire Company — Positioning Small Groups for Success …2018/11/262018-11-26 06:00:03
Should You Try Acupuncture? with Dr. Nikki KellyWhat do you know about acupuncture? Yeah, it involves needles. But do you know what it can do for you? …2018/11/192018-11-19 06:00:41
If You Become Addicted to Pain Meds … with Mark Lamplugh, Jr.If you’re injured on the job, you’ll likely be prescribed an opioid pain medication. They’re a double -edged sword: it …2018/11/152018-11-15 04:00:53
A Probie’s Guide to Surviving the Firehouse with Mauro PorcelliIf you’re a probie or you want to be, listen up. Today’s guest, Mauro Porcelli, has written a new book …2018/11/122018-11-12 06:00:12
Five Health Habits to Prolong Your Career (and Life) with Aaron ZamzowHabits can improve your health…and bad ones can screw it up. That’s why building healthy habits is so important for …2018/11/082018-11-08 06:00:37
How to Get Quicker Knockdowns with Paul ShapiroHow fast do you get a knockdown on most fires? Our guest on this episode says you should see the …2018/11/052018-11-05 06:00:24
Training vs. Working Out with Matt PageFirefighters both train and work out. Though they share some elements in common, they’re two different disciplines. Our guest on …2018/11/012018-11-01 06:00:38
Using Riding Assignments with Chad MenardEngine company riding assignments are the key to a ready arrival at a scene. They eliminate confusion. But some departments …2018/10/292018-10-29 06:00:23
Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims with John MurphyWith the recent increased attention on sexual harassment in the workplace, now may be a good time to address it …2018/10/252018-10-25 06:00:15
Hoarder House Danger with Ryan PenningtonMost firefighters’ least favorite type of house fire is a hoarder house. They’re tough to navigate, have lots of fuel, …2018/10/222018-10-22 06:00:13
Don’t Shortcut Your Training with Benjamin MartinWhen you did your early training, did you make a lot of mistakes? If so, you likely learned more from …2018/10/182018-10-18 06:00:15
Get Off the Roof with Mark CotterWith more and more firefighters being injured as they work to ventilate roofs during a structure fire, we need to …2018/10/142018-10-14 06:07:43
Dealing with PTSD and Clinical Depression with Todd DonovanIf you or someone you know had a broken arm, you’d want it treated right away. Well, PTSD or clinical …2018/10/112018-10-11 06:00:29
Engine Company Pride with Jarrod SergiSometimes it seems that engine companies don’t always get the respect they deserve. It may be rescue squad crews or …2018/10/082018-10-08 06:00:43
How Firefighter Culture Affects Safety with J. Travis CarricatoOn this episode, we’re taking a look at the culture of your fire department. We’ve been talking over the past …2018/10/042018-10-04 06:24:38
The “Emergency!” Attitude with Mike RubinIf you’re of a certain age, you were probably strongly influenced to become a firefighter-paramedic by a couple of guys …2018/10/012018-10-01 06:00:43
How to Make Good Decisions on the Fly with Nick SalamehIf you’re a company officer or a command-level officer, you know the job is all about decision-making. The trick, of …2018/09/272018-09-27 06:00:56
How to be the New Guy with Tom ReddenWe’ve talked several times on this show about working with younger firefighters. But we haven’t heard their viewpoint. That’s what …2018/09/242018-09-24 06:00:16
Primary Search Techniques with Paul MastronardiHow do you conduct a primary search? It’s one of the most critical actions a firefighter can undertake at a …2018/09/202018-09-20 05:00:58
Where Are All the Women? with Cheryl HorvathThe number of women who have joined the ranks of firefighters is still hovering at around five percent. This is …2018/09/172018-09-17 06:00:07
In Praise of the Grinders with TJ WardAre you a grinder? Do you go above and beyond, not for the praise, but because it’s necessary? TJ Ward …2018/09/132018-09-13 06:00:02
Own It! with Andrew SauderWhen you think of ownership, what comes to mind? Well, there’s Rick Lasky’s book, “Pride and Ownership.” That’s what we’re …2018/09/102018-09-10 06:00:12
Designing the Ultimate Fire Engine with Ricky RileyWhat if you had unlimited funds to design and build the ultimate fire engine for your department? Yours would undoubtedly …2018/09/062018-09-06 06:00:40
Wood Construction Can Kill You with Mark van der FeystWe all know we’re facing fewer structure fires these days … but the ones that do ignite are more dangerous …2018/09/032018-09-03 06:00:56
Lessons Learned from the Charleston 9 LODD incident with Dr. David GriffinOn this show, we discuss a major line-of-duty-death incident: the loss of the Charleston Nine. It happened on the evening …2018/08/302018-08-30 06:00:43
Why You Should Be Doing Oriented Searches with Chris DelBelloHow do you conduct a primary search? I’ll bet you do it by having the whole search crew follow the …2018/08/272018-08-27 06:00:18
Getting Others to Meet Your Expectations with Dr. Liane DaveyOn this show, we’re going to talk about team-building from a different point of view. How do you get your …2018/08/232018-08-23 06:00:16
Sister in a Brotherhood with Cindie Schooner-BallWe call it the Brotherhood. It’s been the basis of the fire service since … well, forever. But of course, …2018/08/202018-08-20 06:00:33
Anatomy of a Confined Space Rescue with Mike DaleyOn this episode, we take a look at a confined space rescue and dissect it. It happened in 2014 at …2018/08/162018-08-16 06:00:31
When to Fly a Patient with Cory Moser and Joseph UridilWhen do you request a medical helicopter to a scene? Most captains and battalion chiefs will err on the side …2018/08/132018-08-13 06:00:08
Old-School Attitude with Chris TobinIf you spend any time on Twitter, you’ve likely seen the tweets from Chris Tobin. He’s a firefighter from St. …2018/08/092018-08-09 06:00:00
Paying for Community Paramedicine with Gary LudwigWe’ve discussed community paramedicine programs on this show in the past. They hold the potential to take a load of …2018/08/062018-08-06 06:00:33
The Dispatcher Shortage with Barry FureyDispatchers are the key to our emergency system. But you know that. It’s a more than a little concerning, though, …2018/08/022018-08-02 06:00:55
When to Teach with Randall HanifenFirefighters are unique in a way you may not have thought much about: You love to impart knowledge on younger …2018/07/302018-07-30 06:00:04
Safety at Crash Scenes with Jack SullivanYour department likely doesn’t respond to as many fires as it used to. Maybe you do a lot of medical …2018/07/262018-07-26 06:00:15
Developing a Community Paramedicine Program with Porter WelchThe trend toward community paramedicine, a/k/a, mobile integrated healthcare, is growing nationwide. That’s good news, from the point of view …2018/07/232018-07-23 06:00:03
Meet the Future of the Fire Service: iGen with Linda WillingWe’ve talked about Milllenials on this show before, and how they learn and work in today’s fire service. But they …2018/07/192018-07-19 05:45:16
Budget Realities with Brad DavisonBudgets are a lot like the weather. To adapt a famous quote, everybody talks about them, but no one does …2018/07/162018-07-16 06:00:36
The Drew Hughes Story and the Do It for Drew FoundationOn this show, we discuss the tragic case of Drew Hughes, a North Carolina boy who died much too young. …2018/07/122018-07-12 06:00:16
Our 100th episodeIt’s been fun so far! Back in March, 2017, I started this podcast because I wanted to do something to …2018/07/092018-07-09 06:00:18
Bullying and Harassment in the Firehouse with I. David DanielsThe topic of bullying in the fire service does not come up very often. But it happens. The Nicole Mittendorff …2018/07/052018-07-05 06:00:03
From L.A. to Wyoming with Kevin GrangeFire and EMS are challenging enough in a city, where there are resources available. But in rural areas, they’re even …2018/07/022018-07-02 06:00:12
Special Report: Remembering the Granite Mountain HotshotsOn June 30, 2013, the 20-man Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew was dispatched to respond from its base at Prescott …2018/06/292018-06-29 11:58:11
Re-thinking Rehab with Tim NowackA major fire requires a major rehab effort. A couple of bottles of water and some shade from a rig …2018/06/282018-06-28 06:00:19
Running to Remember the Granite Mtn. Hotshots with “Fireman Joe” ZambranoIt has now been five years since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill …2018/06/252018-06-25 06:00:58
Looking at the NFPA’s 2017 LODD report with Marc BashoorOn June 11, 2018 the NFPA released its annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report. It showed a total of 60 U.S. firefighter …2018/06/222018-06-22 06:00:57
Understanding NFPA 3000 with John MontesDid you know … the US has five percent of the world’s population, but accounts for 31 percent of all …2018/06/212018-06-21 06:00:47
Watch What You Eat! with Dr. Susie DayFirefighters seem to be pretty healthy people. After all, you work out a lot, right? But what do you eat? …2018/06/182018-06-18 06:00:39
A Cautionary Tale with Dennis RubinIn this show, we break down a fire that nearly cost two firefighters their lives. They ended up with serious …2018/06/142018-06-14 06:00:56
Tips to be a Better Incident Commander with Jason HoevelmannIf you’re an incident commander, you probably have your own style, so to speak. Maybe it works for you. Maybe …2018/06/112018-06-11 06:00:31
Are You Afraid to be Alone With Your Thoughts? with Jada HudsonLots of firefighters are workaholics. Not that they’d use the word to describe themselves. You’re just busy, right? Now let’s …2018/06/072018-06-07 06:00:39
Learning SLAB SAVERS with Jesse QuinaltyFirefighters have a love-hate relationship with acronyms. There’s SLICE-RS, RECEO, and REVAS.  In fact, Firehouse magazine once published a list …2018/06/042018-06-04 06:00:42
What Burn Buildings Can Teach – And What They Can’t with David RhodesOn this episode, we’re talking burn buildings. Probably, the best simulated fires come from actual homes. If they’re abandoned or …2018/05/312018-05-31 06:00:17
Ballistic Vests for Firefighters with Kane NixonOne of the unfortunate realities faced these days is the fact that firefighters now need forms of body armor for …2018/05/282018-05-28 06:00:52
Better Than “First, Do No Harm” with Mike RubinWhen you’re on a medical call, does the Prime Directive ever enter your mind? We’re not talking Star Trek. We …2018/05/242018-05-24 06:00:16
Interagency Cooperation at Tactical Situations with Jim MorrisseyActive-shooter situations seem to be happening more and more frequently. That means fire departments need to develop a good working …2018/05/212018-05-21 06:00:15
What to Do if You’re Passed Over for Promotion with Matt TobiaAs you began your firefighting career, all you had to do to promote was get a high enough test score. …2018/05/172018-05-17 06:00:40
Using a Deck Gun on a House Fire with Paul ShapiroWhen you get to a fire scene, what size line do you most often pull? If you said an inch …2018/05/142018-05-14 06:00:42
What Firefighters Know with Michael MorseWhat do you tell people when they ask about your job? Most firefighters will hit the high points, talking about …2018/05/102018-05-10 06:00:21
Preventing Emergencies: Project Mayday with Don AbbottAbout the scariest thing a firefighter can hear over the radio is a mayday call. It sends chills down our …2018/05/072018-05-07 06:00:27
Attacked on a Run with Ben VernonWhen Ben Vernon, a San Diego firefighter/paramedic, responded to a call for an intoxicated male on June 24, 2015, he …2018/05/032018-05-03 06:00:03
Ideas for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers with Candice McDonaldSometimes, it seems like people just don’t have the time to be a volunteer firefighter anymore. It’s getting harder to …2018/04/302018-04-30 06:00:25
What You Need to Know About High-Rise Firefighting with Mike TerpakHigh-rise firefighting is a lot of work and can be dangerous in different ways. It’s important for you know as …2018/04/262018-04-26 06:00:12
Is a 270-Degree Recon Enough? with Brian ButlerGo to enough conferences or read enough magazine articles and you’ll start to feel shamed if you don’t do a …2018/04/232018-04-23 06:00:28
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle safety with Jennifer HamiltonThere are a lot of cars on the road today that—just a few years ago – would have been considered …2018/04/192018-04-19 06:00:22
Avoiding “No Way Out” Situations with John CagnoThe difference between a “Mayday” situation and a “No Way Out” situation, says John Cagno, is that the former is …2018/04/162018-04-16 06:00:01
Five Rules for Firehouse Leadership with John M. Buckman IIIThere’s been lot said and written about leadership in the fire service, and some of it is pretty detailed. Great …2018/04/122018-04-12 06:00:01
Finishing the Arizona Fallen Firefighter and Paramedics’ Memorial with Rick DeGrawLots of cities around the country have memorials to fallen firefighters, but I’m partial to the Arizona Fallen Firefighter  Memorial, …2018/04/092018-04-09 05:00:27
Stopping Confirmation Bias with Brian SchaefferIs there a typical fire? Probably not. But there is a most-common fire: single-family residential fires add up to about …2018/04/052018-04-05 06:00:30
How to Visit Firehouses with Justin SchorrIf you’re like most firefighters, when you go on vacation, you like to stop by firehouses and say hello, check …2018/04/022018-04-02 06:00:19
Ending the Firefighter Suicide Crisis with Dena AliIt’s not well-known outside the fire service, but there’s a suicide crisis among firefighters. We’re now to the point that …2018/03/292018-03-29 06:00:26
Eat Like Your Ancestors with Nick HolderbaumIf you have the feeling that what you eat may be slowing you down, our guest on this show may …2018/03/262018-03-26 06:00:35
Better Firefighter Career Planning with Billy D. HayesIf you want a successful career in the fire service, you need to be prepared to do more than just …2018/03/222018-03-22 06:00:45
TRT: Ropes, new techniques, and training with Bob DuemmelRope rescue technology is changing rapidly, and it’s important to keep up. When there are new, safer techniques and tools, …2018/03/192018-03-19 06:00:39
How to Kill Your Firefighting Career Using Social Media with Marc BashoorAs a firefighter, you’re an example to the community. You may already realize that. And you may already benefit from …2018/03/152018-03-15 06:00:18
The Mistake You Make in Every Argument with Dr. Liane DaveyWhen you live with co-workers for 24 or 48 hours at a time, it is inevitable that you’re going to …2018/03/122018-03-12 06:00:26
Weapon Selection for Today’s Fires with Curt IsaksonYou’ve heard the phrase, “fight fire with fire.”  Yeah, that’s what the wildland guys do. (For those of you who …2018/03/012018-03-01 06:00:11
The Art of Reading Smoke with Deputy Chief Phil JoseThe Art of Reading Smoke can make your job easier. It can also save your life. Reading smoke can tell …2018/02/262018-02-26 06:00:50
Firefighter Sleep Disorders with Dr. Sara JahnkeHow’s the quality of your sleep when you’re on duty? Odds are, it isn’t real good. Firefighters are likely to …2018/02/222018-02-22 06:00:22
Firefighter concussions with Mat BlankenshipConcussions have been in the news lately, especially in football players. Football players at all levels have experienced them, and …2018/02/192018-02-19 06:00:10
Officer in the Backseat with Robert AvsecRobert Avsec had no idea he was about to kick over a hornet’s nest when he wrote a column for …2018/02/152018-02-15 05:00:42
Better Engine Operations with Brian GettemeierIf a truck driver could do the job of an engineer, fire departments would just recruit at truck driving schools, …2018/02/122018-02-12 06:00:58
“American Firefighter” with Paul MobleyPaul Mobley’s created, along with writer Joellen Kelly, a coffee-table book featuring firefighters from across the U.S., titled American Firefighter.  …2018/02/082018-02-08 06:00:01
ROVER … and Dante Gets a New Engine, FinallyOn this episode, we learn about how a long-time firefighter turned his idea into a business. Captain Geoffrey Giordano of …2018/02/052018-02-05 06:00:26
Firefighter Mental Health with David WiklanskiAs this episode’s guest, David Wiklanski, points out, the human psyche wasn’t built to see the kind of trauma first …2018/02/012018-02-01 06:00:08
Preserving Traditions with Marc AloanThe fire service is steeped in tradition. And every community has its own, as well. But as times change, we’re …2018/01/292018-01-29 06:00:04
Motivation to Train with Scott Peterson  Firefighters do a lot of on-duty training. From company-level exercises to major simulations, there’s always something to drill on. …2018/01/252018-01-25 06:00:20
Fitness for FirefightersIf you’re a firefighter, you need to stay in shape. That can be tough, though, especially when well-meaning citizens stop …2018/01/222018-01-22 06:00:25
Great Size-Ups with David DeStefanoFor a new company officer, doing a size-up on scene can seem tough. First, you have to remember to do …2018/01/182018-01-18 06:00:55
Instant Post-Fire Critiques with Dr. Harry CarterYou probably do some kind of after-action reports for major incidents, and maybe a debriefing back at the station. But …2018/01/152018-01-15 06:00:00
Millennials in the Fire Service with Rob WileyIf you’ve had the opportunity to work with millennials, you know they’re a very different kind of employee. And while …2018/01/112018-01-11 06:00:02
Swiftwater Rescue with Tom PendleySwift-water rescue is a dangerous proposition, and nobody knows that like an Arizona rescue team member. While we’re known for …2018/01/082018-01-08 06:00:48
Small-City Fire Department: Rockland, MaineChief Chris Whytock runs a department composed of both career and volunteer firefighters. They serve a city of just over …2018/01/042018-01-04 06:00:30
Community Paramedicine with Matt ZavadskyIt’s the biggest buzzphrase in EMS right now, and it holds the potential to change the EMS landscape considerably. Community …2017/12/282017-12-28 04:00:11
Watching “Emergency!” with Chief Scott Freitag, BC Brad Davis and Firefighter Kayleen WeilandA lot, if not most, of the fire/EMS professionals of a certain age in this country were influenced to join …2017/12/212017-12-21 06:00:44
Rooftop Operations with Gary BowkerIf you work on a truck company, you need to know a lot about roof construction and how it reacts …2017/12/182017-12-18 06:00:10
Firefighters and Community Service with Daniel ByrneYou probably go out on runs (more like walks) to change smoke alarm batteries, but our guest on this show …2017/12/142017-12-14 06:00:28
Using the right hose & nozzle with Anthony Rowett, Jr.Anthony Rowett, Jr. is a captain with the Mobile, Alabama, Fire Rescue Department. He’s also been a firefighter with the …2017/12/112017-12-11 06:00:26
Volunteers: Recruiting and Keeping Them with NVFC Chairman Kevin QuinnWith the vast majority of US firefighters being unpaid volunteers, it’s unsettling to realize that fewer men and women are …2017/12/072017-12-07 06:00:20
Extrication Tips with Dalan ZartmanOur guest this Monday on Code 3 is Dalan Zartman, who stopped by to talk about using new techniques for …2017/12/042017-12-04 06:00:20
The Cancer Threat in FirefightingChief Brian F. McQueen (ret.) is our guest on this edition, to talk about cancer in the fire service. Firefighters …2017/11/302017-11-30 06:00:50
Getting Hired with Mike PertzMike Pertz was a professional soccer player until an injury ended his career. He went back to school to become …2017/11/272017-11-27 06:00:30
Company Officers’ Academy/Giving ThanksThis week, we take a quick look into the Company Officers’ Academy held jointly by the Prescott Fire Department and …2017/11/232017-11-23 06:00:55
Obsolete EMS Terms with Kelly GraysonOnce upon a time, we all thought we had the ultimate in EMS gear and knew the best techniques. Then …2017/11/162017-11-16 06:00:23
Fentanyl Advisory IssuedWith the federal government issuing a new advisory on fentanyl dangers to first responders, Code 3 talks with Central Arizona …2017/11/102017-11-10 13:24:04
Five things a company officer should never say with Linda WillingA company officer holds the power to increase morale or harm it. And while actions do speak louder than words, …2017/11/092017-11-09 06:00:20
Mistakes New Engineers Make with Capt. Jim Spell, Vail, Colorado Fire (Ret.)This week on Code 3, we offer some tips to rookie Engineers. Sure, you passed the exam, and they handed …2017/11/022017-11-02 06:00:32
Five-Alarm Leadership with Chief Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department (Ret)Chief Rick Lasky (ret.) will be speaking at Yavapai College in Prescott on Nov. 1, 2107. Here’s the link to …2017/10/262017-10-26 06:00:39
Extra: Amanda Marsh on “Only the Brave”The movie “Only the Brave” tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and focuses on Superintendent Eric Marsh and …2017/10/152017-10-15 08:59:40
“Only the Brave:” Hotshots’ Widows ReactThe Sony Pictures release about the events leading up to the LODD of 19 of the 20 members of the …2017/10/122017-10-12 06:00:58
Review: “Only the Brave” a realistic look at 19 heroes’ lives and deathsIt occurred to me, as I walked into a Phoenix movie theater for a screening of “Only the Brave,” that, …2017/10/112017-10-11 09:00:24
Reasons NOT to become a firefighter with Deputy Chief Steve PrziborowskiPeople join the fire service for all kinds of reasons. Some are good, others, not so good. This week on …2017/10/052017-10-05 06:00:58
Vehicle Electrical Safety with University of Extrication’s Ron MooreThe technology in cars today is a little scary…. and we’re not talking about self-driving cars. When you arrive at …2017/09/282017-09-28 06:00:22
Pump Operations Mistakes with BC Robert Avsec (Ret.)Robert Avsec is a retired battalion chief who had a 26-year career working alongside the men and women of Chesterfield …2017/09/212017-09-21 07:45:20
Leading Humans with Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini (Ret.)UPDATE: Chief Brunacini passed away on Oct. 15, 2017, just about a month after recording this interview. Chief Alan Brunacini …2017/09/132017-09-13 23:51:46
Apparatus Safety with Woodstock, Ontario Firefighter Mark van der FeystMark van der Feyst began his career in the fire service back in 1998 with the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire …2017/09/072017-09-07 03:43:29
New video by Avondale Firefighter Kyle Winterstein takes viewers beyond the firelineAvondale, Arizona firefighter Kyle Winterstein spend seven months  shooting and editing “Firefighter: The Next 48 Hours” for his department, and …2017/08/312017-08-31 05:41:20
My Scariest Call: BC Brad Davis, Central Ariz Fire & Medical AuthorityEvery firefighter who’s been on the job for a while has that one call that stays in his or her …2017/08/242017-08-24 05:55:55
Peoria Ariz Engineer Stephen Gunn to be awarded Public Safety Medal of ValorPeoria Fire-Medical Department Engineer Steve Gunn has been named as one of 12 public safety officers to be awarded the …2017/08/172017-08-17 05:25:57
Grant Funding with Prescott Ariz Fire Battalion Chief Cory MoserThis episode, Prescott Fire Battalion Chief Cory Moser discusses why his department got a SAFER grant, as well as what …2017/08/102017-08-10 04:18:16
Fireground Safety with Prescott Ariz. Fire Battalion Chief Scott LuedemanThis week, Battalion Chief Scott Luedeman joins us to discuss fireground safety and how Prescott firefighters stay safe. Video from …2017/08/032017-08-03 05:31:49
Recruiting Female Firefighters: Capt. Reda Bigler, Phoenix Ariz Fire Dept.The Phoenix Fire Department has about 1,900 employees, but just four percent of its firefighters are women. They’d like to …2017/07/202017-07-20 05:22:01
Money vs. Innovation: Chief Mary Cameli, Mesa, Ariz. Fire & Medical Dept.  Like many other fire departments around the nation, Mesa Fire is seeing more calls for service at a time …2017/07/132017-07-13 05:28:18
The EMS QuestionFire-based EMS has been common since the 1970s. The first civilian mobile medical units appeared in Europe in the 1960s …2017/07/062017-07-06 05:09:36
The Aftermath of the Granite Mountain Hotshots LODD: Dan Fraijo, former Prescott Ariz. Fire ChiefNineteen of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, members of the City of Prescott Fire Department, …2017/06/292017-06-29 04:26:37
Prescott Fire Dept. History: Firefighter/Paramedic Conrad JacksonConrad Jackson is a 14-year veteran of Prescott Fire Department, with 20 years fighting wildland fires, and 30 years in …2017/06/152017-06-15 04:52:38
Finding volunteers: Chief Robert Rielage, Wyoming, Ohio Fire (Ret.)If you run a volunteer fire department or a combination career-volunteer department, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that it’s been getting tougher …2017/06/082017-06-08 05:44:14
Building a Firefighter: Nathan Green, Central Ariz. Fire & Medical AuthorityDid you grow up watching TV shows like “Emergency!” and wanting to be a firefighter or paramedic? Nathan Green didn’t. …2017/06/012017-06-01 05:19:05
LA County Fire Museum wins bid for Hotshots’ buggiesThe County of Los Angeles Fire Museum is pleased to announce that the Prescott (Ariz.) City Council voted unanimously (7-0) …2017/05/252017-05-25 09:40:32
Small-town EMS woes: Capt. Tom Haney, Mayer AZ FireEverybody knows it takes at least four to five people to work a full code, right? So what do you …2017/05/252017-05-25 06:11:39
PTSD and Firefighters: Capt. Jeremiah King, Central Ariz. Fire & Medical AuthorityJeremiah King is a captain with Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority He’s been “on the job” in the fire …2017/05/182017-05-18 05:38:41
Barry Furey on NextGen 911Barry Furey Public Safety Consulting website Barry Furey has more than 45 years’ experience in public safety with an emphasis …2017/05/112017-05-11 04:59:11
Joe Woyjeck on LA Co. Fire Museum’s bid for fallen Hotshots’ vehiclesThe two crew vehicles, or “buggies,” used by the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew before 19 of its 20 members …2017/05/092017-05-09 08:51:22
Chief Gary Ludwig, Champaign, IL Fire Dept. on EMS realitiesThe Ludwig Group website Gary Ludwig is recognized as a respected national fire and EMS author, public speaker, and expert …2017/05/042017-05-04 04:24:16
The Probies: Samantha Vargas and Kayleen WeilandDo you remember what it was like to be a probie? Most firefighters do, if only to recall the relief …2017/04/272017-04-27 06:14:47
Code 3 Poll: Should firefighters carry guns on duty?Texas is considering allowing licensed first responders to carry a gun on the job. Maybe you’ve felt a little vulnerable. …2017/04/222017-04-22 20:55:21
Fire Ops 101: Capt. Brian Burch, Central Arizona Fire & Medical AuthorityDoes your agency hold a “citizens’ academy?” You may want to consider it, says Capt. Brian Burch of the Central …2017/04/202017-04-20 05:01:32
Scott Freitag, Chief, Central Arizona Fire & Medical AuthorityChief Scott Freitag began his emergency services career in 1993 as an EMT and Emergency Medical Dispatcher in St. Louis, …2017/04/132017-04-13 06:05:34
Capt. Kevin Keith, Firefighter/Paramedic, Prescott Ariz. Fire Dept.Captain Kevin Keith is a 17-year veteran of the fire service. He’s a technical rescue technician and a hazardous materials …2017/04/062017-04-06 06:08:09
Eric Kriwer, Chief, Mayer Ariz. Fire Dept.Eric Kriwer began his fire service career in 1988 serving in Fountain Hills, Arizona. During Kriwer’s 29-year career, he has …2017/03/312017-03-31 16:41:56
Dennis Light, Prescott Ariz. Fire ChiefDennis Light took over the chief’s position at the Prescott Fire Department in 2014, less than a year after the …2017/03/312017-03-31 16:29:45