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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 • 36 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!

    E107 - Firefighter Practical Exam - Breakdown

    E107 - Firefighter Practical Exam - Breakdown

    We go through our Firefighter Practical Exam and break it down step by step and follow each point up with the importance of why!



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



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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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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 50 min
    E106 - PPE in the Pool and the pros and cons of First Responder

    E106 - PPE in the Pool and the pros and cons of First Responder

    Ever wondered what would happen if you fell in a pool in full turn out gear and Air pack? We we did too! Listen in on how that went as well as our discussion on the pros and cons of the First Responder program that we are moving towards taking soon.



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



    TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://anchor.fm/vff



    JOIN OUR FIRE FAMILY

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

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    - 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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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 9 min
    E105 - Training New Members Vs Old Members

    E105 - Training New Members Vs Old Members

    We chat about the subtle changes that you can make to training when working with New members Vs Senior members. We also talk about our new short ladder and our 100,000 listens! Thank you all again for your continued support, we can't thank you enough!



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



    TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://anchor.fm/vff



    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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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

    • 46 min
    E104 - Christie Mountain Fire

    E104 - Christie Mountain Fire

    We are joined by 3 members of our fire family and get the truck crew back together to discuss our big night at The Christie Mountain Wildfire. We go through the evening's events and look at the call from each other's perspectives and talk about how the night unfolded.



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



    TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://anchor.fm/vff



    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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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 6 min
    E103 - Live Fire Training Tips

    E103 - Live Fire Training Tips

    Training Live Fire for new recruits can be a terrifying experience if done incorrectly. We talk about the procedures that we have put in place to make it easier on recruits as well as some helpful tips on what we do to make these situations more comfortable



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



    TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://anchor.fm/vff



    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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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

    • 55 min
    E102 - Pre-Plan, Windshield Assessments and Scene Control

    E102 - Pre-Plan, Windshield Assessments and Scene Control

    We talk windshield assessments, Scene Control and the importance of Pre-Plan 



    WHO WE ARE

    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.



    THANKYOU 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!



    TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://anchor.fm/vff



    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://rzmask.com/ - High-quality air filtration masks! RZ MASK Discount Code: Use the code DTFF to save 30% on 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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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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