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The FDNY Pro podcast brings together professionals and experts in the field of Fire and EMS, offering their firsthand knowledge and experience. Hear from the pros as they discuss what they’ve learned on the front lines.

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The FDNY Pro podcast brings together professionals and experts in the field of Fire and EMS, offering their firsthand knowledge and experience. Hear from the pros as they discuss what they’ve learned on the front lines.

    S4, E49 FDNY Warm Zone Triage with Captain Gregg Brady

    S4, E49 FDNY Warm Zone Triage with Captain Gregg Brady

    Incidents involving active shooters, violent extremists, barricade situations or other acts of aggressive deadly behaviors represent some of the most challenging responses to the first responder community. These types of responses test the capabilities of first responders—including mass-casualty care. The FDNY is the primary response agency to mass casualty incidents in New York City, which continues to be a potential target for domestic and international terrorism. Captain Gregg Brady spearheaded an innovative approach to FDNY Warm Zone Triage to quickly address severely injured patients in an environment under possible threat. Chief of Staff Elizabeth Cascio hosts.

    • 27 min
    S4, E48 A Life of Service with FDNY Firefighter and USMC Captain Recordo Demetrius

    S4, E48 A Life of Service with FDNY Firefighter and USMC Captain Recordo Demetrius

    As of October 2019, more than 1,300 members of the FDNY are veterans or military reservists. That includes Fire, EMS and civilians. As a paramilitary agency, the Department’s organizational structure, tactics, training and culture resembles that of the U.S. Armed Forces. In this episode, FDNY Firefighter and US Marine Corps Captain Recordo Demetrius discusses his life of service and the parallels between the fire service and military. Demetrius is currently assigned to Ladder 174 in Brooklyn, New York. He has served as a Drill Instructor for the FDNY’s Probationary Fire School and was a NYPD police officer prior to joining the FDNY. Recordo is also a combat veteran having served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services from John Jay College. Deputy Chief Michael Barvels hosts.

    • 26 min
    S4, E47 Unusual Fire Escapes at Bronx Fire with FDNY Lieutenant Michael Ciampo

    S4, E47 Unusual Fire Escapes at Bronx Fire with FDNY Lieutenant Michael Ciampo

    Encountering unusual circumstances on the fireground is a frequent experience for veteran Bronx Lieutenant Mike Ciampo. But, in his nearly three decades of experience with the Department he had never encountered this type of unusual fire escape. In the early hours of September 9, 2018, a fire in an upper Manhattan large, six-story multiple-dwelling presented challenges to the members when fire extended rapidly, vertically and horizontally, to three other apartments from unusually located wood doors. Lt. Ciampo returns to the podcast. Hosted by Battalion Chief Brian Mulry.

    • 28 min
    S4, E46 FDNY Drones and Robotics with Battalion Chief Anthony Pascocello and Captain Michael Leo

    S4, E46 FDNY Drones and Robotics with Battalion Chief Anthony Pascocello and Captain Michael Leo

    On March 6, 2017, the FDNY launched its first ever tethered drone to respond to a fire in a 6-story building on Crotona Park North in the Bronx. It was a ground-breaking moment. After September 11, 2001, the need for enhanced situational awareness of the incident scene became a priority. Recommendations for improved communication and technology found in the 2002 McKinsey & Company Report, Increasing FDNY’s Preparedness, highlighted the fact that the FDNY should seek the ability to receive audio and video feeds from new Fire Department technology. In this episode, members of the FDNY Drone Unit, Battalion Chief Anthony Pascocello and Captain Michael Leo explain the evolution of this emerging capability set and the complexity of flying in an urban environment. The FDNY works closely with the FAA to ensure the drone operates safely and adheres to all rules and policies regarding airspace in New York City. Battalion Chief Brian Mulry hosts.

    • 25 min
    S4, E45 Remembering 9/11 with FDNY Chief of EMS Lillian Bonsignore

    S4, E45 Remembering 9/11 with FDNY Chief of EMS Lillian Bonsignore

    Lillian Bonsignore currently serves as the highest ranking officer in FDNY EMS. On 9/11, Chief Bonsignore didn’t hold an official leadership role, but she responded to the World Trade Center hoping to save lives. Having arrived after the first tower fell, Chief Bonsignore quickly realized that the mission was more recovery than rescue. In this episode, hear Chief Bonsignore recall the events of that day as she experienced them and the lasting impact the events had on her and the way she leads members of the Department. Chief of Staff Elizabeth Cascio hosts.

    • 25 min
    S4, E44 Operations at Cellar Fires with FDNY Lieutenant Tim Klett

    S4, E44 Operations at Cellar Fires with FDNY Lieutenant Tim Klett

    With limited access, egress and ventilation fighting cellar fires is one of the most challenging scenarios firefighters face. Not knowing what you might encounter behind the cellar door makes the advance down the cellar steps difficult and dangerous. FDNY Engine Officer, Lt. Tim Klett of Engine 88, sits downs with Battalion Chief Brian Mulry to recount his experiences fighting a recent fire in a Bronx residential, wood frame dwelling where members were met with fire at the cellar door.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

jlaudermilk ,

Great Officer

Mike is one that has a passion for the fire service. I share his passion and hope that I can leave a legacy that Mike does when I retire. Keep up the good work brother.

LAVNYV ,

Great show

Great show as I once was in the ems academy, I’m now in Los Angeles continuing to pursue my career of emergency management

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