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Unlock the latest news on fire safety and firefighter trends with Retired FDNY Battalion Chief, Bob Keys. He will be joined by a new fire industry expert each episode to discuss current news, trends and issues evolving in the fire service. This podcast is hosted by Fire-Dex.

Unlock the latest news on fire safety and firefighter trends with Retired FDNY Battalion Chief, Bob Keys. He will be joined by a new fire industry expert each episode to discuss current news, trends and issues evolving in the fire service. This podcast is hosted by Fire-Dex.

Location:

United States

Description:

Unlock the latest news on fire safety and firefighter trends with Retired FDNY Battalion Chief, Bob Keys. He will be joined by a new fire industry expert each episode to discuss current news, trends and issues evolving in the fire service. This podcast is hosted by Fire-Dex.

Twitter:

@firedex

Language:

English

Contact:

4192171902


Episodes

Pre-Screen to Intervene: A Proactive Approach to Firefighter Health and Survival

5/3/2021
ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Understand how preventative measures and regular monitoring can help reduce occupational health concerns like cancer and cardiovascular disease with Todd LeDuc, Chief Strategy Officer of LifeScan Wellness Centers, and Rob Brown, Physicians Assistant and founder of the New York Firefighters Heart & Lung Institute, who are helping firefighters gain access to regular health check-ups and spread awareness about early detection. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: ABOUT OUR...

Duration:00:41:28

Fire as a Weapon

2/24/2021
About This Episode Explore the history of fire as a weapon and its uses within the fire service, law enforcement, and the latest technological devices. Listen as Chief Keys is joined by Assistant Fire Chief Homer Robertson of Fort Worth Texas Fire Department and Special Agent in Charge, Christopher Combs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Division. What You Can Learn About Our Guests For the last 36 years, Homer Robertson has served with the Fort Worth Fire Department...

Duration:00:28:10

Turning the Table on Bob Keys

1/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:35:02

Wildland Firefighting and the Impacts of COVID-19

12/28/2020
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 ABOUT OUR GUESTS Tony...

Duration:00:45:44

Reducing Carcinogen Exposure and Managing Issued PPE

9/28/2020
About This Episode: Join Fire Chief Christopher Bowcock and Firefighter Paul Rushton of Burnaby City Fire Department, and Lieutenant Kevin Tomyk of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, with Chief Keys, to get an inside look into how their departments take steps to reduce carcinogen exposure and manage issued PPE. What You Can Expect To Learn: About Our Guests: Fire Chief Christopher Bowcock started his career within the fire service in 1994 at the City of Burnaby Local 323 Department....

Duration:00:33:15

How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest

8/5/2020
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...

Duration:00:59:55

Paying Respects to Fallen Firefighters During COVID-19

6/15/2020
About This Episode: Retired Chief Ron Siarnicki, who actively serves as the Executive Director of the National Fallen Fire Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in Maryland, and Joe Minogue, retired FDNY Lieutenant and lead advocate for the NFFF on Long Island, join Chief Keys to discuss how firefighters are coping with COVID-19 and how to organize a line of duty death funeral despite the current social challenges. About Our Guests: Retired Chief Ronald Siarinicki began his fire service career in...

Duration:01:00:58

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Fire Service

6/3/2020
Assistant Chief Adam House, who is in charge of training, health and safety for the Sacramento Metro Fire District in California, and Assistant Chief Bryan Norris, the Executive Officer of Emergency Services for the San Antonio Fire Department in Texas, join Chief Keys to discuss how their departments implemented changes to procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. *** Check out the Sacramento Metro Fire District. Check out the San Antonio Fire Department. *** Learn more about...

Duration:00:29:22

Rapid Fire Trailer

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:01:20