You probably go out on runs (more like walks) to change smoke alarm batteries, but our guest on this show says fire departments can do so much more to serve their communities. Daniel Byrne is a big advocate of taking advantage of the goodwill the public has for the fire service and using it to give back to various causes and organizations.
Anthony Rowett, Jr. stops by Code 3 to discuss the need for using the proper hose size and nozzle for the specific kind of attack being made. Too often, he says, we chose the nozzle based on what we've en training with, not what's best for the situation.
The hiring process for firefighters is very competitive. This time, Mike Pertz, who runs the website FirefighterNOW.com, stops by to give us some tips for passing the written exam and then acing the interview phase.,
There's a lot more to being a company officer than just doing more paperwork. Consultant Linda Willing stops by Code 3 to talk about how what you say affects morale among the crew, and gives examples of especially harmful phrases. **Please support this show (and get some nice rewards) by going to our Patreon page and becoming a patron of Code 3. What is this show worth to you? A dollar a month? Five? Ten? Whatever the amount, you can help us by going to http://www.patreon.com/code3podcast...
Once you pass the Engineer's exam and they hand you the certificate, you might be tempted to believe you know everything about the job. But there's still a lot to learn, and Jim Spell joins us this week to explain some of those things. **Please support this show (and get some nice rewards) by going to our Patreon page and becoming a patron of Code 3. What is this show worth to you? A dollar a month? Five? Ten? Whatever the amount, you can help us by going to...
Rick Lasky is our guest on Code 3 this week, discussing his program, Five-Alarm Leadership and a bit about the late Alan Brunacini, who recognized the importance of customer service in this profession early on.
Amanda Marsh, the widow of Granite Mountain Hotshots' Superintendent Eric Marsh discusses what she thought of the film "Only the Brave, which features both Eric and Amanda prominently. She also talks about why she formed the Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters. More info at EricMarshFoundation.org.
On Oct. 20, 2017, a major motion picture, titled, "Only the Brave," that tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost 19 of the 20 men on the crew at Yarnell Hill in 2013, hits theaters across the nation. This week on Code 3, we talk with the widows of Travis Carter and Jesse Steed about their feelings, asking what they thought of the film
There are good reasons to become a firefighter and the are bad ones. Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski of the Santa Clara County (CA) Fire Dept. explains the difference on this episode. **Become a patron of Code 3. Just go to patreon.com/code3podcast to make a monthly pledge to support the show today!
Today's cars can be dangerous to a first responder. The latest technology to make your job tougher is "auto stop-start," which can cause a crashed vehicle to suddenly start moving. That could mean a very bad day for you if you're in front of the car. Find out what Ron Moore of the University of Extrication recommends. **Don't forget to visit our Patreon page and become a patron of Code 3 today--we're offering fun rewards for your pledge. Go to Patron.com/Code3Podcast for more info!
Legendary former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini stops by to talk leadership, both in the fire service and beyond. Since his retirement 10 years ago, he's been touring the country, giving seminars on the topic.
Author Mark van der Feyst stops by Code 3 this week to discuss apparatus safety on the fireground, The reminders he gives us could save the life of a firefighter. ***Don't forget, the Code 3 app for Android phones is now available. Go to Code3Podcast.com for the link to download it.