200 episodes

Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them.

Stay Safe Fire Family & Stay DTFF!

DTFF: The Volunteer Firefighter Podcast - Down To Fight Fire Down To Fight Fire

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them.

Stay Safe Fire Family & Stay DTFF!

    E193 - Leaders Intent and Decentralized Command. Building a Leadership Course

    E193 - Leaders Intent and Decentralized Command. Building a Leadership Course

    E193 - Leaders Intent and Decentralized Command. Building a Leadership Course . 

    This week we sat down and discussed a course Scott was building for his other line of work. We learned how he leaned heavily on his Fire Fighting experience and our command style to blend structure and tactics in Leadership beyond the Human Resources and Conflict Resolution scenarios and courses that we are all too familiar with. Join us as we read through - HALO Leadership Principles

    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 

    WHAT WE DO
    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 

    WHY WE SHARE
    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 

    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!


    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY
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    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/
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    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT
    Firefighter Training
    Firefighter Tactics
    Firefighter Interviews
    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health
    Leadership
    Product Reviews
    Product Discounts

    CAUSES WE SUPPORT
    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you
    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!

    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES
    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order
    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order

    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 1 hr 15 min
    E192 - Swift Water Rescue. New and Re- Cert training, Scenario and Cool Props

    E192 - Swift Water Rescue. New and Re- Cert training, Scenario and Cool Props

    E192 - Swift Water Rescue. New and Re- Cert training, Scenario and Cool Props 



    This week we recapped last weekends Swift Water training. 7 guys took part in a 3 day swift water course while our river was at an all time high. We chat about the differences in the river, the hazards and the skills required to perform a rescue from one, to many patients.  



    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 



    WHAT WE DO

    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 



    WHY WE SHARE

    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.



    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 



    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!





    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY

    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/

    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtffpodcast/?hl=en

    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@downtofightfire

    - LinedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dtff-the-volunteer-firefighter-podcast-6b8b12199/



    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT

    Firefighter Training

    Firefighter Tactics

    Firefighter Interviews

    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health

    Leadership

    Product Reviews

    Product Discounts



    CAUSES WE SUPPORT

    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you

    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!



    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES

    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order

    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order



    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E191 - Auto Extrication Training, Multiple MVI’s and a Structure Fire

    E191 - Auto Extrication Training, Multiple MVI’s and a Structure Fire

    E191 - Auto Extrication Training, Multiple MVI’s and a Structure Fire 



    This week we recapped our training weekend with Provincial Fire and Safety where we dove into some Auto Extrication training. Talked about some recent FR calls , multiple MVIs and a Structure Fire.





    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 



    WHAT WE DO

    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 



    WHY WE SHARE

    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.



    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 



    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!





    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY

    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/

    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtffpodcast/?hl=en

    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@downtofightfire

    - LinedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dtff-the-volunteer-firefighter-podcast-6b8b12199/



    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT

    Firefighter Training

    Firefighter Tactics

    Firefighter Interviews

    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health

    Leadership

    Product Reviews

    Product Discounts



    CAUSES WE SUPPORT

    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you

    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!



    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES

    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order

    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order



    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 53 min
    E190 - Engine Boss Course and Live Fire Training

    E190 - Engine Boss Course and Live Fire Training

    E190 - Engine Boss Course and Live Fire Training  

    This week we recapped an Engine Boss course that Scott and 3 others were on, as well as some live fire training that Todd and his department took part in. Listen in as we break down both courses as well as discuss our wild land danger forecast for the season. 


    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 

    WHAT WE DO
    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 

    WHY WE SHARE
    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 

    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!


    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtffpodcast/?hl=en
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/
    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@downtofightfire
    - LinedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dtff-the-volunteer-firefighter-podcast-6b8b12199/

    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT
    Firefighter Training
    Firefighter Tactics
    Firefighter Interviews
    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health
    Leadership
    Product Reviews
    Product Discounts

    CAUSES WE SUPPORT
    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you
    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!

    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES
    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order
    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order

    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 1 hr 2 min
    E189 - Scene Size up Part 3, Wild land Fire

    E189 - Scene Size up Part 3, Wild land Fire

    E189 - Scene Size up Part 3, Wild land Fire



    This week we wrap up our Scene Size up segment with Wild Land / Brush Fires. First off we talked about the Mill Bay Mall Fire. We continued on with our WildLand Scenario and then dove into the final portion of our Scene Size up with Wild Land discussion. 





    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 



    WHAT WE DO

    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 



    WHY WE SHARE

    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.



    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 



    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!





    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY

    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/

    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtffpodcast/?hl=en

    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@downtofightfire

    - LinedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dtff-the-volunteer-firefighter-podcast-6b8b12199/



    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT

    Firefighter Training

    Firefighter Tactics

    Firefighter Interviews

    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health

    Leadership

    Product Reviews

    Product Discounts



    CAUSES WE SUPPORT

    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you

    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!



    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES

    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order

    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order



    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 1 hr 11 min
    E188 - Scene Size up Part 2, Vehicle MVI, Local Long Weekend Structure Fires

    E188 - Scene Size up Part 2, Vehicle MVI, Local Long Weekend Structure Fires

    E188 - Scene Size up Part 2, Vehicle MVI, Local Long Weekend Structure Fires





    This week started off with some local news, Multiple structure fires over the Long Weekend. Then we dove into our second part of our scene size up segment with a look into Vehicle MVI’s.  



    As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our community requires. 



    WHAT WE DO

    We create video, audio and written word content to share these training and tactics methods with our Brothers and Sisters in our extended fire families, and to showcase to those that may be interested in becoming firefighters the fun you can have and the amazing skills and abilities you get to learn, whilst keeping the lives of the people around you safe! 



    WHY WE SHARE

    Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them to help bring everyone home safe.



    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    If you would like to help support us then you can visit us by clicking the link to your favorite social media platform below to Subscribe and be the first to see more of our content! 



    Stay Safe Fire Family and Stay DTFF!





    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY

    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/

    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtffpodcast/?hl=en

    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnJUapYv-APV_vavv_nTLQ/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@downtofightfire

    - LinedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dtff-the-volunteer-firefighter-podcast-6b8b12199/



    WHAT WE HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CONTENT

    Firefighter Training

    Firefighter Tactics

    Firefighter Interviews

    Firefighter Wellness & Mental Health

    Leadership

    Product Reviews

    Product Discounts



    CAUSES WE SUPPORT

    - https://www.StopTheBleed.org/ - Learn how to Stop The Bleed TODAY and get better prepared to save your life and the lives of those around you

    - HTTP://www.2ndAlarm.org - Firefighter numbers are Down and so 2nd Alarm is ringing the bell to call those brave enough to join us!



    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT WE LIKE - DISCOUNT CODES

    - https://ca.motisfirerescue.com/ - Snagger (hose handling) Tool, Wedges, kit pouches and more! MOTIS Discount Code: Use the code DTFF5 to save 5% off your order

    - https://ignitionusa.us/ - Soft entry tools! SEARAT Discount Code: Use the code DTFF2020 for 20% off your order



    #DTFFpodcast #DownToFightFire #Firefighting #Volunteer #Firefighter #FireFamily #Firefighters #EMS #Rescue #Fire #Emergency #FireDepartment #FirstResponders #Firedept #FireDepartment #FireHouse #FireRescue #ThinRedLine #FireService #BrotherHood #SisterHood #FireFighterLife #Fireman #VolunteerFirefighter #VolunteerFirefighters #StopTheBleed #StayDTFF

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

LT 36 ,

Like your style

Hey guys , with all the crazy stuff going on the world , we have been doing a lot of on line training . Also training with limited guys. When I listen to your show it makes me feel like I am in the room discussing fire firefighting techniques as one of the guys .
Keep up the good work !!!!

Mark LT 36

Ozhoffas ,

Great show

Fantastic work boys, a great resource for both ff and the general public.

Fire_med ,

Quality needs work

The content is not bad but the sound sucks. Some of the guys are too quiet to hear sometimes and there are often too many speaking at once so you cannot follow. Glad your having a good time, but the laughter could be a bit quieter.
Makes it really hard to listen too while driving or with ear buds in.

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