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The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans. Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was September 11th. He’s been directly involved advocating for the health issues first responders have experienced as a result ever since. The show will include interviews with firefighters and first responders, celebrities, and the always popular and delicious Firehouse cooking segment. Everybody loves firefighters. Now they have a podcast.

The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans. Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was September 11th. He’s been directly involved advocating for the health issues first responders have experienced as a result ever since. The show will include interviews with firefighters and first responders, celebrities, and the always popular and delicious Firehouse cooking segment. Everybody loves firefighters. Now they have a podcast.

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The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans. Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was September 11th. He’s been directly involved advocating for the health issues first responders have experienced as a result ever since. The show will include interviews with firefighters and first responders, celebrities, and the always popular and delicious Firehouse cooking segment. Everybody loves firefighters. Now they have a podcast.

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English


Episodes

Lloyd Mitchell. First-Hand Account of The Devastating Bronx Apartment Fire. Philadelphia’s Apartment Tragedy. Colorado Wildfires. Nav is Back.

1/14/2022
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. Over the first dozen shows we explored some of New York’s historic fires and worst events with heroic first responders that were there. Sadly on January 9, 2022, New York experienced what will be another historic fire. And we’ve got another first hand account of this terrible event from a slightly different...

Duration:01:20:54

Joseph Cammarata - Replay - NYPD and FDNY veteran. Remembering His Brother on 9/11. Finding Hope & Heroes in the Chaos. The Epic ‘Hockey Heroes’ at MSG Recap.

12/31/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Before 2022 hits, here’s a holiday, end-of-year rewind to a fan favorite. Episode 2 with Jospeh Cammarata from just after the 20th anniversary of 9/11. From September 17, 2021: Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. The second episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.) returns to the day of September 11, 2001 as former FDNY and NYPD and current attorney Joseph Cammarata joins Rob to share his...

Duration:00:48:38

Jeff Cool. Surviving NYC’s Infamous Black Sunday Fire. Putting a Price on the Life of Firefighters. Meet the Members of the Misfit Toy Club. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Pork Cutlets!

12/17/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. Some days everything goes wrong. Sunday, January 23, 2005 was one of those days. At 7:59AM three alarms were called. The FDNY’s Engine Company 42, Ladder Company 33, Ladder Company 27, and Rescue Company 3 all responded. What should have been a textbook fire, turned horribly tragic when six firefighters...

Duration:01:30:46

Andrew Serra. Remembering Fallen Hero Phil D'Adamo. When Tragedy Hits Home. 2001’s Forgotten Losses. Meet Tank: New York’s Next Most Famous Dog. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Chicken Cutlets.

12/3/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Firefighters are a family. We eat together, we laugh together, and we share in the good times and the bad. Together. And that’s what we’re going to do in this episode. We’re going to gather our family and we’re going to remember some of the people that aren’t here with us anymore. Andrew Serra @AndrewSerraAuth, brother of host Rob, is Captain of FDNY Ladder 20 in Soho. He’s back...

Duration:00:35:49

Tina Cosentino. Helping the Helpers Process Trauma. The American Airlines Flight 587 Crash. Thanksgiving and the Things That Matter. Frankie Makes Tina's Oatmeal M&M Cookies.

11/19/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. And we’ve got a new episode to really heat up your Thanksgiving. If you’re a firefighter or a first responder, chances are you’ve seen some things that most people never experience. Sometimes, truly horrible things. Things that stay with you. And Rob’s guest this episode is one of a small group of volunteers that can help when you experience those moments. Tina Cosentino is a...

Duration:01:04:51

Don Blaskovich. 89-year-old Firefighting Hero. The 1958 Wooster Street Collapse. The NYC Vaccine Mandate for Firefighters. Frankie Cooks Up a Potato & Egg Frittata.

11/5/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. This show is about honoring our firefighters. And today’s episode nails it again. 89-year-old Don Blaskovich was there for one of New York’s deadliest fires, the infamous Wooster Street Collapse on Valentine’s Day, 1958. You read that right. 1958. It was a tragic story that led to a lot of changes. Changes in how fires were fought. And changes in how they were prevented. And Don...

Duration:01:04:52

Joe McKay. Sharing Memories of Engine 201 and Finding Himself. Being Happy Again. Psychedelics as Therapeutics.

10/22/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Joe McKay was at Ground Zero on 9/11. He lost a lot of friends that day. And shortly afterwards, he lost something else. As a result of his exposures he began experiencing a rare condition called “Cluster Headaches”. It’s a debilitating condition and there were very few medical options for relief. None were effective. But Joe didn’t give up and his search for relief led him down...

Duration:00:53:53

Capt. Mike McCaffery. Retired FDNY Captain on Dealing with the Aftermath of the Unbelievable. Hero. Helper. Advocate. Friend.

10/15/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. This episode is taking it back. Way back. To day one and the very first guy Rob met when he got to the Firehouse. They ended up becoming great friends and 20 years later they’re still as close as it gets. And they have some honest conversations about some tough subjects. For more than 25 years Captain Mike McCaffery served the city of New York. First as a police officer in the...

Duration:01:05:22

Jim Burneka. Dayton, Ohio Firefighter, Activist and Host of “The 25 Live” Podcast Joins Rob for a Deep Dive on PFAS, Gear & Cancer.

10/8/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. “I’m just not sure everyone is even aware that it’s a problem. You and I know it. A handful of people know it. But the vast majority of firefighters are clueless that their gear is a threat.” That’s a warning. A warning to us all that is being sounded by Jim Burneka (@jimburneka). A warning we can’t afford to ignore. It’s a subject we covered last week with Diane Cotter...

Duration:01:17:10

Diane Cotter. Inside the Fight to Protect Firefighters from Harmful Chemicals in Their Gear. Tenacity. A Family of (Fire)Fighters.

10/1/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. This episode takes you deep inside a fight. A fight against an invisible enemy. An enemy you might have never heard of. But an enemy that surrounds you every time you go to fight fires. That enemy is PFAS, a chemical component added to your turnout gear to help prevent the gear from being damaged by UV light. In 2017 PFAS were named by the IARC. It’s a serious issue and there is...

Duration:01:10:17

Andrew Serra. Firefighter, Author, Scholar, Brother. Inside the Inferno. Nozzle Jobs. Amazing and Inspiring Rescue Stories.

9/24/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. In our first two episodes we took you inside one of our country’s darkest moments. In this episode we’re going into the fire. Head first. And we’ve got a couple of stories of raging fires and heroic rescues that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The third episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.) is a family affair and today’s episode focuses on a...

Duration:01:03:24

Joseph Cammarata: NYPD and FDNY veteran. Remembering His Brother on 9/11. Finding Hope & Heroes in the Chaos. The Epic ‘Hockey Heroes’ at MSG Recap.

9/17/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. The second episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.) returns to the day of September 11, 2001 as former FDNY and NYPD and current attorney Joseph Cammarata joins Rob to share his memories of the brother he lost on that horrible day. Their family was dedicated to service and it shows and these are the kind of people we’re going to celebrate here. The real...

Duration:00:43:08

Richard Naviasky - Inside 9/11. The Deutsche Bank Fire. The Halloween Terrorist Attack. Facing the Flames. Staying Positive.

9/8/2021
Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. Welcome to the first ever episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.). It’s the hottest podcast in America, literally. And this episode hits the ground running and doesn’t look back. Episode 1 features 9/11 hero firefighter Richard Naviasky. Over a 20 year career at the FDNY, he saw some shit. The kind of shit that sticks with you. From the chaotic morning of 9/11, to the deadly 2007 Deutsche Bank fire that killed...

Duration:00:53:46

The Firefighters with Rob Serra - Trailer

8/12/2021
The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans. Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was...

Duration:00:00:38