Editor-in-Chief Peter Matthews talks with Firehouse authors and speakers and members of the fire service about firefighter training and tactics, leadership, trends and traditions.
Ep. 19: Situational Awareness for Firefighters with Rich Gasaway
Peter Matthews talks with Dr. Rich Gasaway about what firefighters need to know about situational awareness in 2021. Gasaway, who retired at rank of fire chief after a 30-year career in the fire service, has studied situational awareness impacting firefighting operations that resulted in near-miss, injury and firefighter fatality incidents. The two discuss what firefighters working on today's fireground need to know and how they can avoid becoming a statistic.
Ep. 18: The Jersey Guys Talk Firefighter Training, Tactics & Leadership
Peter Matthews talks with John Lewis and Robert Moran about training, tactics and leadership in today's fire service.
Ep. 17: Charles Werner on Drones in the Fire Service
Peter Matthews talks with retired Fire Chief Charles Werner about how fire departments and other public safety agencies are deploying drones for countless operations.
Ep. 16: Talking Smart Firefighter Training with Demond Simmons
Peter Matthews talks with Battalion Chief Demond Simmons about his article, "Smart Training and Firefighting." Simmons explains the basis for the article and concept, which looks at the words smart and aggressive and their role in preparing firefighters .
Nashville Christmas Day Explosion with Fire Chief William Swann
Peter Matthews talks with Nashville Fire Department Director/Chief William Swann about the Christmas Day explosion and the lessons learned from the bombing and the deadly March 2020 tornado.
Mike Daley on Nighttime Fireground Operations & Training
Peter Matthews talks with longtime Firehouse contributor and speaker Lt. Mike Daley about his December magazine article on training and operating at night. Daley, who is a longtime fire instructor, explains the challenges firefighters encounter at night on the fireground or emergency scene and the need for training in after sunset. Get tips and tricks for training and operating safely and effectively and how to use the tools on your rig to help you see the real scene.