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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 November 16, 2011 at 1:25pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday November 16, at 4:30 PM (Pacific)/7:30 (Eastern) as they discuss basement fire strategy and tactics with Chief Robert Moran (Brewster FD) and Lt. John Lewis (Passaic FD).

Basement fires present some of the most hazardous conditions you are likely to face in the “Bread and Butter” world of residential fires.  Rob and John have lectured across the country on how to recognize and attack these difficult emergencies and will share their knowledge and answer your questions tonight. They recently wrote the following article for Fire Engineering: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-164/issue-10/f...

As always, you can call in to chat at 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852 or listen in live at

http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

 

 

JOHN J. LEWIS joined the volunteer fire service in 1978 and began his career as a firefighter/EMT in 1985. He is a lieutenant (ret.) with the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department and an instructor at the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Academy and for the NJ Division of Fire Safety through Kean University in Union, NJ. Lewis is a member of the NJ State Firefighter Health and Safety Advisory Committee. He has NJ certifications as a fire inspector/fire official, a level 2 fire instructor, an IMS level 3 instructor, and a fire investigator. Lewis has developed and presented educational programs for various fire conferences and schools across the country.

ROBERT MORAN, MA, CPM, CFO, is chief of the Brewster (MA) Fire Department. He recently retired after a 25-year career with the Englewood (NJ) Fire Department, where he served as chief of department from 1998 to 2011. Moran has also served as a member of the Bergen County (NJ) Arson Task Force, the Mid Bergen Hazardous Material Team, and the New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 and as an instructor at the Bergen County Fire Academy. He is an adjunct instructor for Kean University and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and is a founding partner of "Jersey Guys" Fire Service Training, LLC.

Comment by Mike Gagliano on November 16, 2011 at 1:24pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday November 11, at 4:30 PM (Pacific)/7:30 (Eastern) as they discuss basement fire strategy and tactics with Chief Robert Moran (Brewster FD) and Lt. John Lewis (Passaic FD).

Basement fires present some of the most hazardous conditions you are likely to face in the “Bread and Butter” world of residential fires.  Rob and John have lectured across the country on how to recognize and attack these difficult emergencies and will share their knowledge and answer your questions tonight. They recently wrote the following article for Fire Engineering: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-164/issue-10/f...

As always, you can call in to chat at 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852 or listen in live at

http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

 

 

JOHN J. LEWIS joined the volunteer fire service in 1978 and began his career as a firefighter/EMT in 1985. He is a lieutenant (ret.) with the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department and an instructor at the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Academy and for the NJ Division of Fire Safety through Kean University in Union, NJ. Lewis is a member of the NJ State Firefighter Health and Safety Advisory Committee. He has NJ certifications as a fire inspector/fire official, a level 2 fire instructor, an IMS level 3 instructor, and a fire investigator. Lewis has developed and presented educational programs for various fire conferences and schools across the country.

ROBERT MORAN, MA, CPM, CFO, is chief of the Brewster (MA) Fire Department. He recently retired after a 25-year career with the Englewood (NJ) Fire Department, where he served as chief of department from 1998 to 2011. Moran has also served as a member of the Bergen County (NJ) Arson Task Force, the Mid Bergen Hazardous Material Team, and the New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 and as an instructor at the Bergen County Fire Academy. He is an adjunct instructor for Kean University and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and is a founding partner of "Jersey Guys" Fire Service Training, LLC.

 

Comment by Mike Gagliano on October 22, 2011 at 10:20am

thanks mikey....

 

hope you and your beautiful family are doing well... say hey for me....

 

mike

Comment by Michael Posner on October 19, 2011 at 12:39pm
Keep up the GREAT work Mike!  Hope to see you guys soon!
Comment by Mike Gagliano on October 19, 2011 at 12:13pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday October 5th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss strategy and tactics with Captain Bill Gustin Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue.

Captain Gustin is 38 year veteran of the fire service and is recognized as one of finest street level tacticians in the world. He is assigned to one of busiest engine companies in Miami Dade and shares his knowledge across the world as highly sought after instructor.

He delivered a rousing keynote at FDIC this year and is a frequent contributor to Fire Engineering Magazine, as well a key member of the FDIC/FE advisory board. There is no finer writer, instructor or fireground officer in the world than Capt. Gustin and he’ll answer your questions on the show today.

Among the things we’ll try to tackle, along with your thoughts and questions are:

 

  • What attitude should bring to the job
  • What advice to you have for members newly assigned to your firehouse
  • What are some key cues to use when deciding on an interior or exterior attack
  • What are some keys you use to locate the seat of the fire when it is not initially obvious
  • How do you view the use of Vent-Enter-Search
  • Talk about parapets and similar overhangs in fires.
  • What do feel the research by NIST has brought to discussion of fire attack

 

You can call in with your questions at 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852. The show is available live and in archive at http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio...

Comment by Mike Gagliano on October 18, 2011 at 4:18pm

Hey Glen...

 

Thanks for the encouragement and it is great to know the messages are helping you in your efforts to excel. We are thinking of guys like you when we put it all together and believe with all our hearts in what you are trying to accomplish.

 

Keep leading and hopefully we'll catch up somewhere down the road...

 

 

Mike

Comment by Glen Moore on October 16, 2011 at 8:24pm

Hey Brothers,

Just wanted to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for the awesome job you guys are doing with the BlogTalkRadio show.  Unfortunately, I have to listen to all of the shows in archive since high speed isn't out here in my part of rural VA.  I find myself saving almost every one of the shows and sharing them with my colleagues in my volunteer FD.  I wish there was a way to listen live, but thats the price for enjoying the country life I guess.  Thanks for all that you do and keep up the good work.

Stay safe,

Glen

Comment by Mike Gagliano on October 5, 2011 at 1:36pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday October 5th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss “Leading with Attitude” with Division Chief Eddie Buchanan (Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS).


Chief Buchanan brings his 24+ years of experience to airwaves and will share experiences and insights from his nationally recognized program: “Leading with Attitude”. Enthusiasm and Passion are an essential part of leadership. This program will look at how to make the right kind of attitude contagious and sustainable in your firehouse and fire department.


Among the things we’ll try to tackle, along with your thoughts and questions are:
Why is attitude important? What difference does it make?

 
What are the keys to maintaining a good attitude?

 
Describe personal leadership.


What does it mean to be a good follower and why is that critical to success?


What is informal leadership and how does it help or harm you efforts to lead?


How does loyalty and trust impact both our attitude and ability to lead?


Can we adapt Command Decision Making Skills into our everyday life?


What do you use to help keep your priorities in focus?


What impact do things our values have on actual behavior?

As a nationally recognized authority on leadership and president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Chief Buchanan will stretch your knowledge base and fire you up.

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

Comment by Mike Gagliano on September 21, 2011 at 2:08pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday September 21st, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss leadership and effective boss behaviors with America’s Fire Chief, Alan Brunacini (Phoenix Fire Dept. (Ret.)).


This will be a no holds barred look at how you can improve your ability to serve and lead as an effective boss in today’s fire service. Chief Brunacini is a master communicator and brilliant teacher. His insights are sought by departments all over the world and he’ll be answering your questions as well as sharing advice from his long career.


Among the topics we’ll be discussing are:


What are a few things that typically undermine someone’s ability to effectively leader firefighters?


What advice do you have for firefighters who are struggling with controlling/micro-management type bosses?


What advice do you have for firefighters who are witnessing the increasing trend of promoted bosses who are clearly not ready for the job?


What do you mean by “Sweating the Big Stuff”?


What is “Loyal Disobedience/Insubordination”?


How do you establish trust and keep it?


Why are so many organizations “tone deaf” to what is truly happening on the streets?


How can we truly make customer service and member support the core of what we do?

This a simply scratching the service of areas we hope to cover and would love to hear your questions for Bruno. Chat with you there.


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

Comment by Mike Gagliano on August 24, 2011 at 1:20pm

Join Capt. Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Capt. Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) on Wednesday August 24th, at 4:30 PM (Pacific) as they discuss their newest project: This House Rocks!


There is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be place of learning where skills are honed and techniques refined or a stagnant cesspool where competence erodes into ineffective complacency.


What is it that causes one place to be cohesive and brimming with camaraderie while just down the road there is dissension and drudgery? The authors believe there are five key areas that can turn any firehouse into the type of place that enables firefighters to thrive and fulfill their calling.


Call in with your thoughts, questions, ideas and insights at 1-877-497-3973 or 1-760-454-8852.


http://www.fireengineering.com/index/blogs/fireengineeringtalkradio

 

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