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The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans.
Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was September 11th. He’s been directly involved advocating for the health issues first responders have experienced as a result ever since.
The show will include interviews with firefighters and first responders, celebrities, and the always popular and delicious Firehouse cooking segment. Everybody loves firefighters. Now they have a podcast.

The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra Righteous Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

The Firefighters Podcast is the hottest podcast in America, literally. Host Rob Serra, FDNY (ret.) is a 9/11 First Responder, an advocate, a dad and an all around great guy. Recored in Staten Island the pod will inform and connect a hungry audience and create a home for the country’s 1.15 million firefighters — and their friends, families and fans. And they’ve got a lot of fans.
Host Rob Serra is authentic as it gets. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, his first day on the job was September 11th. He’s been directly involved advocating for the health issues first responders have experienced as a result ever since.
The show will include interviews with firefighters and first responders, celebrities, and the always popular and delicious Firehouse cooking segment. Everybody loves firefighters. Now they have a podcast.

    Lloyd Mitchell. First-Hand Account of The Devastating Bronx Apartment Fire. Philadelphia’s Apartment Tragedy. Colorado Wildfires. Nav is Back.

    Lloyd Mitchell. First-Hand Account of The Devastating Bronx Apartment Fire. Philadelphia’s Apartment Tragedy. Colorado Wildfires. Nav is Back.

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. 
    Over the first dozen shows we explored some of New York’s historic fires and worst events with heroic first responders that were there. Sadly on January 9, 2022, New York experienced what will be another historic fire. And we’ve got another first hand account of this terrible event from a slightly different perspective than we normally bring. Rob is joined by the brilliant freeelance photographer Lloyd Mitchell. As the catastrophic event unfolded in the Bronx, Mitchell captured the images that will live on forever. Iconic images that you’ll never forget.
    When the news is about a fire, it’s never good. And the last weeks have had a lot of stories about fires. From Colorado to Philadelphia the New Year seemed to bring a lot of fire with it. But we’ve got the voices to help guide you through those times. The voices that give you the information you need to help you make the right decisions and make sure you’re as safe as possible. Richard Naviasky, Rob’s guest in Episode 1, drops in to help lend his perspective. Always a helper. Always a hero. 
    And you can be a hero. Help the victims of this fire restart their lives. Donate here.
    Check out more of Lloyd Mitchell’s work on Twitter @Lloydphoto and Instagram @urbanfirefightingportfolio 
    If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one, this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us. 
    And be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Jeff and Rob on the Firefighters YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    A special thank you to our sponsors, Rocky Boots. They make gear that’s a must for any firefighter especially. Check em out at rockyboots.com.
    Watch video of Rob and Lloyd’s conversation here:
    https://youtu.be/pjmJCUP1oCA
    Watch video of Rob and Nav’s conversation here:
    https://youtu.be/EajxEaFxu30
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Joseph Cammarata - Replay - NYPD and FDNY veteran. Remembering His Brother on 9/11. Finding Hope & Heroes in the Chaos. The Epic ‘Hockey Heroes’ at MSG Recap.

    Joseph Cammarata - Replay - NYPD and FDNY veteran. Remembering His Brother on 9/11. Finding Hope & Heroes in the Chaos. The Epic ‘Hockey Heroes’ at MSG Recap.

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Before 2022 hits, here’s a holiday, end-of-year rewind to a fan favorite. Episode 2 with Jospeh Cammarata from just after the 20th anniversary of 9/11. 
    From September 17, 2021:
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. 
    The second episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.) returns to the day of September 11, 2001 as former FDNY and NYPD and current attorney Joseph Cammarata joins Rob to share his memories of the brother he lost on that horrible day. Their family was dedicated to service and it shows and these are the kind of people we’re going to celebrate here. The real heroes. The helpers. 
    We’re also going to take a look back at the epic annual Hockey Heroes charity match between FDNY and the NYPD hockey teams. It aired to a national audience—and was an excellent game. The good guys won, but no one really lost.
    Host Rob Serra (@SerraRob) is America’s leading advocate for firefighters and first-responders. A renowned activist, technical expert and father of three, Rob was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. He began his firefighting career with the FDNY and his first day in the field was September 11th, 2001. While he was not scheduled to work that day, he, along with thousands of others, reported to the World Trade Center to help with the aftermath of the attacks.
    The 20th anniversary of 9/11 was a time for reflection, a time for remembering. Never forget isn’t just a hashtag. And we won’t forget. And if you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one... this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Joseph Cammarata on the Righteous YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    You can also watch video of this full conversation:
    https://youtu.be/K83fWzx5PF4
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    • 49 min
    Jeff Cool. Surviving NYC’s Infamous Black Sunday Fire. Putting a Price on the Life of Firefighters. Meet the Members of the Misfit Toy Club. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Pork Cutlets!

    Jeff Cool. Surviving NYC’s Infamous Black Sunday Fire. Putting a Price on the Life of Firefighters. Meet the Members of the Misfit Toy Club. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Pork Cutlets!

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. 
    Some days everything goes wrong. Sunday, January 23, 2005 was one of those days. At 7:59AM three alarms were called. The FDNY’s Engine Company 42, Ladder Company 33, Ladder Company 27, and Rescue Company 3 all responded. What should have been a textbook fire, turned horribly tragic when six firefighters became trapped in a burning maze of illegally constructed tenements. They were forced to jump from the windows. John G. Bellew and Lieutenant Curtis W. Meyran died trying to escape and Brendan Cawley, Jeff Cool, Joe DiBernardo, and Gene Stolowski, were all severely injured and forced to retire as a result of their injuries.
    Jeff Cool shares his heroic story of what happened that day, and the challenges he’s faced since. It’s a harrowing story. And he was one of the lucky ones. And when you hear what could have prevented the tragedy, it will leave you shocked and angry. But we’re not going to back down. It’s a fight that we’re going to keep fighting. 
    If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one, this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us. 
    And be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Jeff and Rob on the Firefighters YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    A special thank you to our sponsors, Rocky Boots. They make gear that’s a must for any firefighter especially. Check em out at rockyboots.com.
    You can also watch video of this full conversation:
    https://youtu.be/0HepbfV7GqA
    #StayLow, America.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Andrew Serra. Remembering Fallen Hero Phil D'Adamo. When Tragedy Hits Home. 2001’s Forgotten Losses. Meet Tank: New York’s Next Most Famous Dog. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Chicken Cutlets.

    Andrew Serra. Remembering Fallen Hero Phil D'Adamo. When Tragedy Hits Home. 2001’s Forgotten Losses. Meet Tank: New York’s Next Most Famous Dog. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Chicken Cutlets.

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. 
    Firefighters are a family. We eat together, we laugh together, and we share in the good times and the bad. Together. And that’s what we’re going to do in this episode. We’re going to gather our family and we’re going to remember some of the people that aren’t here with us anymore.
    Andrew Serra @AndrewSerraAuth, brother of host Rob, is Captain of FDNY Ladder 20 in Soho. He’s back for a look back at the story of the first line of duty funeral he and Rob attended back on December 2, 1984 for close family friend and Staten Island firefighter Phil D’Adamo. His loss is still felt today, by his family and friends, but also by his brothers in the firehouse. There’s a great story that's a hilarious tribute to Phil’s sense of humor and a lot of other great memories you don’t want to miss. 
    We’ve also got an introduction you’re going to love. You’ll get to meet Tank, FDNY’s latest dalmatian pup and New York’s future ‘most famous’ dog. If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one... this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Andrew and Rob on the Firefighters YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    A special thank you to our sponsors, Rocky Boots. They make gear that’s a must for any firefighter especially. Check em out at rockyboots.com.
    You can also watch video of this full conversation:
    https://youtu.be/ufFaNDenNfY
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    • 36 min
    Tina Cosentino. Helping the Helpers Process Trauma. The American Airlines Flight 587 Crash. Thanksgiving and the Things That Matter. Frankie Makes Tina's Oatmeal M&M Cookies.

    Tina Cosentino. Helping the Helpers Process Trauma. The American Airlines Flight 587 Crash. Thanksgiving and the Things That Matter. Frankie Makes Tina's Oatmeal M&M Cookies.

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. And we’ve got a new episode to really heat up your Thanksgiving. 
    If you’re a firefighter or a first responder, chances are you’ve seen some things that most people never experience. Sometimes, truly horrible things. Things that stay with you. And Rob’s guest this episode is one of a small group of volunteers that can help when you experience those moments. Tina Cosentino is a helper. Providing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) support, Tina and other volunteers help first Responders, military, veterans and Gold Star Families when overwhelming situations arise. They provide advocacy, crisis intervention support, suicide intervention support, line of duty death support, medical complexity support and most importantly… family support. 
    It’s an important episode. And the advice Tina shares could help you or a loved one deal with issues that can have a cascade of negative effects that last a lifetime. Give it a listen. She will help you be a better helper. And nothing is better or more important than that. 
    If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one... this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Tina on the Firefighters YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    A special thank you to our sponsors, Rocky Boots. They make gear that’s a must for any firefighter especially. Check em out at rockyboots.com.
    You can also watch video of this full conversation:
    https://youtu.be/0ixFDD7GDgM
    #StayLow America.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Don Blaskovich. 89-year-old Firefighting Hero. The 1958 Wooster Street Collapse. The NYC Vaccine Mandate for Firefighters. Frankie Cooks Up a Potato & Egg Frittata.

    Don Blaskovich. 89-year-old Firefighting Hero. The 1958 Wooster Street Collapse. The NYC Vaccine Mandate for Firefighters. Frankie Cooks Up a Potato & Egg Frittata.

    Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 
    Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. 
    This show is about honoring our firefighters. And today’s episode nails it again. 89-year-old Don Blaskovich was there for one of New York’s deadliest fires, the infamous Wooster Street Collapse on Valentine’s Day, 1958. You read that right. 1958. It was a tragic story that led to a lot of changes. Changes in how fires were fought. And changes in how they were prevented. And Don was there, first hand. It’s a great one, you don’t want to miss.
    Don takes us back to another era. He shares stories that are going to sound real familiar. Some things never change. And sometimes, that’s a good thing.
    If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one... this is your new home. 
    Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.
    We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. 
    You can also watch video of this show with Mike on the Righteous YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
    A special thank you to our sponsors, Rocky Boots. And be sure to check out the great deals at rockyboots.com.
    You can also watch video of this full conversation:
    https://youtu.be/06mK5EURcR4
     
    #StayLow America.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Kim Rex ,

Can’t wait for the next episode

How great it is to listen along while two guys sit back and just talk openly to each other about the reality of their jobs as firemen. I’m not a firefighter, so I was honored to get a glimpse into their lives and their work. I can’t wait to hear more.

Gamecocker ,

A true hero

Great show Rob! Keep up the good work for all of those 9/11 victims.
I really enjoyed Rich on the 1st episode and I look forward to the next one!!!

AcesYaYa ,

♥️

Love the realness of the podcast, a great reminder of what you all went through and how we all treated each other back then compared to now! Would never want to go through that again but would love the love for each other back, our kids deserve it!!!! Great song too!

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