The FireDawg Podcast serves to foster learning and growth within all ranks of the Air Force Fire Service. Topics covered will include career field best practices, lessons learned, firefighting tactics, Air Force Firefighter history, and much more.
The FireDawg Podcast - Episode 35 - Commanding the Mayday, Training & Leadership - CMSgt Peter Webb
In Episode 35, Matt and Chris speak with CMSgt Peter Webb, Command Chief for the 919th Special Operations Wing and Battalion Chief for the Dothan Fire Department. Chief Webb entered the Army Reserves as a Firefighter in 1989. In 1998, he joined the Air Force Reserves to work as a Firefighter for the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, Florida, and eventually landed an opportunity to serve as the Command Chief - a position he still holds today. He has also served as a Firefighter and is currently a Battalion Chief for the Dothan Fire Department in Alabama. He joins us today to talk about his experience in the military, his experience as a firefighter in Dothan, and shares a first-hand account of a “mayday” situation where he was the Incident Commander.
The FireDawg Podcast - Episode 34 - Air Force FES Diversity & Inclusion - MSgt Maria Stivers & MSgt Cartalo Madison
In Episode 34, Matt speaks with MSgt Maria Stivers and MSgt Cartalo Madison about their efforts as leaders within the Air Force FES Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. The group was formed in 2020 with the intent of advancing diversity and inclusion within the career field. In the episode, they elaborate on the purpose of the group, explain how survey data and feedback from the field helped to shape their initiatives, offer their thoughts on anyone who may be skeptical of the effort, and much more. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to check out their Facebook Group called “United States Air Force Fire and Emergency Services Diversity and Inclusion.”
The FireDawg Podcast - Fire Protection History - Part 4 - 2000's - Present - Damean Moore
In the final episode of the Air Force Fire Service History series, Matt joins SMSgt Dameon Moore to cover Air Force Fire Protection history from 2000 to present day. Over the past few years, Sergeant Moore has dedicated much of his time to researching and studying both Air Force Civil Engineer and Fire Protection history. His efforts were inspired by a personal drive to know our history and to make sure others within the career field know the history. The material covered in this episode and in subsequent history episodes come from a variety of sources. A condensed version of the material, as well as links to resources, are available on our website firedawg.us.
The FireDawg Podcast - Episode 33 - Fire Officer Development - 7-Level Course - SMSgt Jeffrey Wyatt
In Episode 33, Matt speaks with SMSgt Jeffrey Wyatt about his effort to create a Fire Officer Development course (aka 7-Level School) for Air Force Firefighters. Sergeant Wyatt is the Fire Protection Force Development Manager at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). In that position, he has oversight of Career Development Courses (CDCs) and many other initiatives such as the Rookie Development Program. Recently, he has been working on developing a Fire Officer Development Course. In the episode, he discusses the rationale behind creating the course and what it would look like.
The FireDawg Podcast - Department Highlight: Episode 3 - Kadena AB
In this episode, Matt joins Chris Benner and Brock Lillie to highlight Kadena AB Fire Department. They discuss details about the Department, talk about services offered, highlight the local community, and much more.
The FireDawg Podcast - Fire Protection History - Part 3 - 1980's - 1990's - Damean Moore
In this series, Matt joins SMSgt Dameon Moore to cover Air Force Fire Protection history. The material covered in this episode and in all other history episodes comes from a variety of sources mentioned in Part 1. Most of which can be found on our website firedawg.us.
Part 3 covers the 1980s through the 1990s.