The newest cars on the road are hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and they require an understanding of how they operate on the part of firefighters who respond to crashes involving them. Expert Jennifer Hamilton explains how they’re different than other cars and what you need to know.
The Arizona Fallen Firefighter and Paramedics Memorial is nearly paid for; it was built without any taxpayer dollars. Find out from Chairman Rick DeGraw how much is still needed and how you can contribute.
Why don't fire departments spend more time training ICs to run Type 5 structure fires? Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says it's time they did, and that simply letting officers learn on the job doesn't cut it.
If you like to visit firehouses while you’re on vacation, there are some unwritten rules of guest etiquette you may not think of—but just because you’re a firefighter, you shouldn’t feel like it’s okay to break them. Guest Justin Schorr reminds us of the rules good guests follow.
With the number of annual firefighter suicides now exceeding the number of LODDs annually, the crisis is being addressed in several ways that hold promise. Capt. Dena Ali of the Raleigh, NC FD has been studying the problem and explains some of the potential solutions.
If you want a successful career in the fire service, you need to be prepared to do more than just go to a few seminars and training events. Billy D. Hayes, the chief program officer for the National Center for Fire and Life Safety gives us some tips on how to build a career –and a future – in the fire service.
Social media is responsible for untold numbers of cases of SMACS –social-media assisted career suicides. Find out how to avoid killing your own career with some advice from Chief Marc Bashoor (ret.), who tells us in this episode when it’s time to just shut up.
When you live with your co-workers for 24-hours at a time, arguments are guaranteed to come up to come up. How you resolve them makes a huge difference to future relations. Dr. Liane Davey can show you how to argue without starting a war.
It’s Monday and that normally means a Code3 episode. But this week, we’re in San Diego for firehouse World 2018. So we don’t have a show for you today. But tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll have live coverage from Firehouse World. Look for live video reports from the massive expo floor during the day, via Periscope. Then – at 6pm pacific 9 pm eastern, join me for a live wrap up of the days’ events. You can find it all at code3podcast dot com.
Picking the right-size line and matching it to the right nozzle for the type and size of structure on fire makes a huge difference. Battalion Chief Curt Isakson gives us some tips on what to use and when.
The Art of Reading Smoke can make you job easier. It can also save your life. Deputy Chief Phil Jose from Seattle says that reading smoke can tell you a lot about how to fight the fire it’s coming from. *** Ever notice how there are Amazon links to order guests' book on the show notes pages at code3podcast.com ? When you order from Amazon on our site, we get a cut of the sale ... and you don't pay any more. So if you'd like to buy a book we've emntioned, please do it through our site. We...
The strange sleep schedules firefighters have may be bad for their health, says Dr. Sara Jahnke. She offers some advice on how to counteract the negative effects of waking up several times a night to go on runs.