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If you like fires, drinking and ball breaking you will absolutely love our podcasts. We interview some of the greatest firefighters to ever work in the FDNY and across the country. We get them to tell us their stories and experiences through out their careers. You will feel like you are back in the kitchen. Join our hosts Lou Rufrano and Kevin Kubler (former 20+ year FDNY firefighters).. we are sure you won't be disappointed. Stay low and go!! #firefighter #fdny #oldschool

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Gettin' Salty Experience Firefighter Podcast Gettin Salty Experience

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

If you like fires, drinking and ball breaking you will absolutely love our podcasts. We interview some of the greatest firefighters to ever work in the FDNY and across the country. We get them to tell us their stories and experiences through out their careers. You will feel like you are back in the kitchen. Join our hosts Lou Rufrano and Kevin Kubler (former 20+ year FDNY firefighters).. we are sure you won't be disappointed. Stay low and go!! #firefighter #fdny #oldschool

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    GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.205 | FDNY FF JOSEPH BONANNO

    GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.205 | FDNY FF JOSEPH BONANNO

    GETTIN’ SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.205 :
    Our special guest will be 21 year FDNY veteran FF Joseph Bonanno. Joe’s father was a 34 year FDNY veteran firefighter in Engine 88 and Engine 306 as well as his brother Michael, also a firefighter in Engine 315, Engine 216 and Ladder 7. He was Appointed in May 1979, assigned Engine 319, Did a 2 month detail in Ladder 138 and then Ladder 151. In 1982 transferred to Ladder 129. In 1996 he again transferred to Ladder 152 and finished out his career and retired 2001. He is the author of The Healthy Firehouse Cook book in 1995, The Firehouse Grilling Cookbook in 1998, Monutza The Firefighting Elephant children's book in 2006, and American Firehouse Cuisine cookbook in 2011. He has appeared several times on “Live with Regis”, Martha Stewart, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Saturday Morning, FOX N.Y. and many others. He has been featured in the New York Times, The Daily News, The NY Post, Eating Well and Bon Appetit. You don’t want to miss this one. Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool

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    • 2 hrs 18 min
    GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.204 | LOUISVILLE METRO FD | FF BRYCE CARDEN

    GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.204 | LOUISVILLE METRO FD | FF BRYCE CARDEN

    Our special guest will be active 6-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Fire Department Firefighter Bryce Carden. He was one of the heroes that saved a woman from a cab, still attached to a tractor-trailer, that was dangling over the side of a bridge. Since his death-defying rescue 115ft above the Ohio River, his life has been a whirlwind of interviews and appearances. He has gotten much of the attention since the incident, but he has quickly praised the other guys at the incident from his department. “Everybody did their jobs that day. I’m still a new guy in the department. You’ve got guys that have been doing this stuff for fifteen, twenty years. I’m just getting started.” ... That's our kind of guy.... We will get the whole skinny... You don’t want to miss this one. Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool #NotMebutWe

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 203 | FDNY CAPT. MARIANNE MONAHAN

    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 203 | FDNY CAPT. MARIANNE MONAHAN

    GETTIN’ SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.203 : Tomorrow Thursday May 9th at 8pm on our Youtube Channel. Our special guest will be 21 year FDNY veteran Capt. Marianne Monahan. She was appointed to FDNY in Sept.1982 and then assigned to E298. She worked there until her Promotion to Fire Marshall in March 1993. Promoted to LT in Sept. 1996 and covered in the 33 Battalion before being assigned to Engine 321. She helped write 2 Lt's tests and was recruited to work at FLIPS. She helped train over 600 LTs until 9/11. She was Promoted to Capt. in spring of 2002. She covered in the 14 division until her retirement in 2003. Capt. Monahan was a teacher in 1978 when her mother encouraged her to test for the FDNY after it began accepting women for the first time. She was among 41 women sworn in as the department’s first female probationary firefighters in September 1982. Her son Matthew Fiorito followed in his mothers footsteps joining the FDNY since 2018 and now works for the FDNY in Ladder 103. Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! You don’t want to miss this one. You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 202 | FDNY ASSISTANT CHIEF MIKE MEYERS

    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 202 | FDNY ASSISTANT CHIEF MIKE MEYERS

    GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep.202 : Our special guest will be Active 33 year FDNY veteran Assistant Chief, FDNY Chief of Safety Command, Operations Chief of the FDNY Incident Management Team Mike Meyers. He was appointed to FDNY in 1991. Assignments are as follows: -Ladder 175 –East NY & Brownsville Brooklyn (1991-1998) -Rescue Company 4 – Woodside Queens (1998-2001) -Ladder 11 - Lower East Side Manhattan LT (2001-2003) -Ladder 4 – Times Square NY Capt (2003-2007) -Battalion 9 – Times Square NY BC (2007-2017) -Deputy Chief -Executive Officer to the Chief of Safety (2017-2018) -FDNY Chief of Safety Command (2018-Present) -FDNY Liaison to NYC Office of Emergency Management (2023-Present) -FDNY Incident Management Team (2004-Present) -Bravest Football Club (1992-2003) During his career he has responded to many large scale operations. Here is just a sample.. 9/11 World Trade Center (2001) Hurricane Irene-NY, NY(2011) SuperStorm Sandy-NY, NY(2012) Hurricane Katrina-New Orleans, LA (2005) Hurricane Gustov- Baton Rouge, LA (2008) Con Edison Steam Explosion NY, NY (2007) Crane Collapse 1 & 2 NY, NY (2008) Miracle on the Hudson NY, NY (2009) Hurricane Harvey, Houston Texas (2017) Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! You don’t want to miss this one. You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool

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    • 2 hrs
    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 201 | FDNY LADDER 54 FF TONY VAN BOMMEL

    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 201 | FDNY LADDER 54 FF TONY VAN BOMMEL

    GETTIN’ SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep. 201 Our special guest will be 84 YO and 21 year Veteran FDNY FF Tony Van Bommel. He was assigned to Proby school in late 1967 and assigned to Engine 302 in January 1968. He transferred to newly formed 2nd section, Ladder 103-2 in August 1968. He worked there until they were disbanded in 1974. He then transferred to Engine 328 until the fiscal crisis in 1975/76. He transferred to 96 Engine in the Bronx in 1976 for about a year before going across the floor to 54 truck where he worked for the remainder of his career retiring in 1989. WOW...😎🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! You don’t want to miss this one. You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool #aintseennofire

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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 200 | FDNY HM1 FF PHIL MCARDLE

    GETTIN SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep 200 | FDNY HM1 FF PHIL MCARDLE

    GETTIN’ SALTY EXPERIENCE PODCAST Ep. 200 Our special guest will be 26 year Veteran FDNY FF Phil McCardle. Appointed to FDNY 6/26/1982 • Graduated from Probationary Fire School 8/5/1982. • Class Valedictorian • Given choice of assignment • Assigned Ladder 58 Bronx • Detailed to Engine 88 and & Engine 45 (60 days) as per Dept. policy. • Assigned Haz-Mat 1 9/22/1984. • Interviewed for position. • Selected because of Operating Engineer background. • National Fire Academy (1986) • Adjunct Faculty LEAD Instructor • Course Developer / SME (subject matter expert) • Hazardous Materials Tactical Considerations • Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices • Emergency Response to Terrorism ERT-Bacic Concepts • ERT- Tactical Considerations / ERT Company Officer / ERT- Incident Command • Detailed to Rescue Services (1993) • Worked for DC Jim Bullock developing Haz-Mat Training for HM-1 and Rescue Companies • Assigned to help start new Haz-Mat Operations Battalion with BC Tom Haring • Detailed to NYC Transit Authority (1995) • Assigned to develop an exercise to mimic the Tokyo SARIN event. • Developed exercise evaluation plan. • Coordinated multi-agency exercise in subway system. • Assigned to FEMA USAR NYTF-1 (1993) • Initial CORE Group member • Hazardous Materials Specialist • Logistics Specialist • Deployed Oklahoma City bombing • Atlanta Olympics • One hundred Year Association Award for Outstanding Public Service (1995) • Top city employee awarded $5,000.00. • Elected UFA Sgt. At Arms / Health & Safety Officer (2002-2005) • Returned to Haz-Mat 1 (2005) • Injured and forced to retire -March 2008 Phew I’m exhausted… We will get the whole skinny... You don’t want to miss this one. Join us at the kitchen table on the BEST FIREFIGHTER PODCAST ON THE INTERNET. You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players #lovethisjob #GiveBackMoreThanYouTake #Oldschool

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    • 1 hr 59 min

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