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Captain Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Captain Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) are having a blast talking with other firefighters are about making their firehouse great... A place everyone wants to work.

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Captain Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Captain Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) are having a blast talking with other firefighters about making their firehouse great... A place everyone wants to work.

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Comment by Mike Gagliano on October 24, 2012 at 12:20am

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday October 24th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss "Nozzle Forward” with Seattle Firefighter Aaron Fields.

 

We are excited to have Firefighter Aaron Fields on the show to discuss a host of topics including the skills he has developed in the Nozzle Forward program, core engine company basics and stress related performance. Aaron is one of the amazing new breed of committed firefighters who are bringing an emphasis on core skills and dedication to the craft of firefighting to the front of our training priorities. You will have a blast.

 

Come hang out, ask a question and sharpen your skill set.

 

As always, you can listen live or in archive at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio... and call in with any questions at 1-760-454-8852.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on August 29, 2012 at 2:15pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday August 29, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they speak with Chief Steve Kerber from Underwriters Laboratories. Steve is a former Deputy Chief with the College Park Volunteer Fire Department and has conducted groundbreaking research in the areas of ventilation and fire dynamics. He was recently awarded the distinction of honorary battalion chief by the FDNY.

The studies by UL and NIST continue to expand and challenge many concepts held sacred by the fire service. Today you can listen to and chat with one of researchers at the tip of the spear in cutting edge studies seeking to increase our effectiveness and safety in the modern fire environment.

Among the items we’ll discuss are:

The new studies just conducted with FDNY

Vertical Ventilation

Basement Fire Tactics

Fire Behavior/Dynamics

Pushing Fire

And anything else that interests you in amazing research being conducted that will have an impact on how you fight fire.

The call in number is  1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

Steve Kerber Bio:

STEVE KERBER is a fire research engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). His areas of research include improving firefighter safety, fire service ventilation, lightweight construction, and smoke management fire modeling. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief. Steve was recently recognized for his work by being awarded the distinction of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently working on his doctorate in Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. Steve is also a registered professional engineer.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on July 11, 2012 at 11:41am

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday July 11th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss "The Right Seat – Officer Development Beyond the Textbook" with Chief Dave Casey and Capt. Chris Neibling.

 

We are excited to dig into the new, bestselling video series from Pennwell that looks at the difficult challenges facing fire service leaders. In scenario and after scenario the series attempts to provide some common sense answers for tough situations in which there are not clear cut responses. You’ll get a chance to chat with Dave and Chris about these and any other topics of interest.

In addition, Pennwell has made two copies of the first DVD available to random callers to radio show. Call in, ask your question to Dave and Chris and you may leave with a free copy of the DVD for your department. How cool is that?

 

You can reach the show by calling 1-760-454-8852 or online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio

Comment by Mike Gagliano on April 25, 2012 at 2:25pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday April 25th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss Rapid Intervention Training with Asst. Chief Jim Crawford (Midway Fire Rescue(SC), retired Pittsburgh Fire Bureau of Fire).

Chief Crawford has been instrumental in transforming Rapid Intervention into a mainstay of the fire service and a core element of training programs across the nation. He and his team have trained firefighters to be ready when seconds count and give endangered firefighters every chance possible to survive their own MAYDAY. From the “Pittsburgh Drill” to the latest developments in practical RIT training, you’re knowledge of this essential skill is about to get a kickstart.

The call in numbers are 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

Chief Crawford recently retired as the Assistant Chief of Operations with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire after 20 years of service.  He is also the retired Deputy Chief of Operations for the 171st Air Refueling Wing Fire Department, Pennsylvania Air National Guard after 23 years of military service as well a graduate of the Air Force Fire Academy where he spent four years on active duty as a firefighter.  Jim is also a former Deputy Chief of Training for the Pennsylvania USAR Strike Team where he also served as a Rescue Manager.  Chief Crawford is also a life member and past Fire Chief of the Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Company, Pa. Along with these great accomplishments he was the ISFSI Fire Instructor of the Year recipient in 2002 for his aggressive national efforts in firefighter rescue training.  He lectures nationally and is the lead HOT instructor for the popular FDIC program “RIT Combat Drills”.  Chief Crawford has over 35 years experience in the career and volunteer fire service and is a third generation firefighter who loves the job and history of the American Fire Service.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on March 21, 2012 at 9:12am

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday March 21st, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they speak with Steve Kerber from Underwriters Laboratories. Steve is a former Deputy Chief with the College Park Volunteer Fire Department and has conducted groundbreaking research in the areas of ventilation and fire dynamics.

 

The fire service is buzzing with the latest findings from NIST and UL. You have the chance to listen to and chat with one of the key researchers into how you will be fighting fire in the years to come.

 

The focus will be on ventilation and fire dynamics with particular reference to the following documents:

 

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/industries/buildingmat...

 

http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire08/PDF/f08025.pdf

 

http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire08/PDF/f08016.pdf

 

http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire05/PDF/f05018.pdf

 

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2009/03/ifire-engineering-i...

 

 



The call in numbers are 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

 

 

Steve Kerber  Bio:

 

STEVE KERBER is a fire research engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). His areas of research include improving firefighter safety, fire service ventilation, lightweight construction, and smoke management fire modeling. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently working on his doctorate in Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden.   Steve is also a registered professional engineer.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on February 15, 2012 at 6:53pm

Just a reminder... Today at 4:30 (Pacific) Dugan and I will be giving away a copy of Mittendorf's "10 Commandments of Trucks Ops" to a random caller to the radio show...

Come hang out, chat with John and maybe win a cool prize to boot...   The call in numbers are 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio.html

Comment by Mike Gagliano on February 13, 2012 at 2:14am

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday February 15th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they continue their discussion on “The 10 Commandments of Truck Operations” with Chief John Mittendorf (L.A. City Fire). Chief Mittendorf will also spend some time going over RECEO and his thoughts on how it works on today’s fireground.

Thanks to the good folks at Pennwell books, Mike and Mike will be giving away a free copy of Chief Mittendorf’s new DVD series to a random caller who has a question for Chief Mittendorf. In addition, we’ll be giving out a discount code for 20% off the entire series should you not be the lucky winner.

The call in numbers are 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

 

Chief Mittendorf will be covering the final 5 Commandments and RECEO:

 

#6 EVALUATE AND SET PRIORITIES

 

#7 BECOME A MENTAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR

 

#8 WHEN IN DOUBT, VENTILATE

 

#9 CONTINUALLY EVALUATE YOUR FIREGROUND ENVIRONMENT

 

#10 ENSURE THE VIABILITY OF AN ESCAPE ROUTE

 

BIO

  • Joined the LA City FD in 1963 and served for over 30 years
  • He has provided training programs for the National Fire Academy, UCLA and the British Fire Academy.
  • Has been a member of the NFPA Engineered Lightweight Construction Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Prolific author of numerous fires service articles and publications
  • Member of the Fire Engineering Editorial Advisory Board
  • He nationally and internationally on numerous topics such as strategy and tactics, truck company operations, common fireground mistakes, building construction, ventilation, officer development and promotional interview techniques.
  • He is the author the seminal work on truck operations entitled “Truck Company Operations” as well as “Facing the Promotional Interview”.
  • Has a new DVD series out entitled “The 10 Commandments of Truck Operations.”
  • He is a featured contributor to the “Out of Air” video recently released by Firesmoke.org
  • In 2008 he was selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at FDIC.
Comment by Mike Gagliano on January 23, 2012 at 8:35pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday January 25th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss “The 10 Commandments of Truck Operations” with Chief John Mittendorf (L.A. City Fire).

Chief Mittendorf makes a return appearance to the show and will be talking about his brand new DVD training series, fireground operations and anything else that is on your mind. Feel free to call in, listen in or download the program for future training.

The call in numbers are 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. You can listen in live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

Comment by Mike Gagliano on December 14, 2011 at 1:08am

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday December 14th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss High Rise Strategy and Tactics with Chief Dave McGrail (Denver Fire Department).

 

Chief McGrail is a respected and highly sought after instructor who will answer your questions and expand your knowledge. His approach to effective High Rise tactics has become a standard throughout the country.

 

As always, you call in with any questions at 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852 or listen live at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

 

All past episodes are available in archive at fireengineering.com

 

 

Dave McGrail is a 29-year veteran of the fire service and a District Chief with the Denver Fire Department (DFD) assigned to District #2 in the heart of Denver’s busy downtown high-rise district.  As a Captain, Dave served as the company commander of DFD Engine Co. 3, and then Rescue Co. 1, two of the DFD’s busiest fire companies.  He instructs internationally on a wide range of fire service topics, specializing in high-rise firefighting and engine company standpipe operations.  He was the lead instructor and developed the first engine company (standpipe operations) hands-on training (HOT) at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, FDIC West, Sacramento and Los Angeles, and FDIC East Atlantic City.  He was a keynote speaker on United States high-rise firefighting operations, at the Fire and Emergency Services Asia (FESA) Singapore, 2005.  He was also the keynote speaker at the British Columbia Fire Training Officer’s Association annual conference, Vancouver, 2008, and FDIC, Indianapolis, 2009.  He is a member of the FDIC Educational Advisory Board and is editorial advisor and contributing editor for Fire Engineering Magazine.  He is the author of the book Firefighting Operations in High-rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings published by PennWell (Fire Engineering Books and Videos) in 2007.  Dave holds two Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Fire Science Technology, one with a focus in Fire Suppression, and the other with a focus in Fire Prevention.  Dave also holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one in Human Resource Management, and the other in Fire Service Administration.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on November 29, 2011 at 11:19pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday December 30th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific)/7:30 (Eastern, as they talk about Strategic Planning with Chief Mark Wallace (Fire Marshall, Oregon).

 

Chief Wallace is the author of “Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence” and is a recognized expert in helping fire departments, and those who wish to lead them, create an environment for sustained excellence and growth.

 

He will be answering your questions at 877-497-3973 or 760-454-8852 or you can listen in live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio

 

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