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Firefighter Training - FirefighterToolbox Podcast is for those firefighters and fire officers who want to take their firefighting and leadership skills to the next level. Listen in to interviews with foremost fire officers and firefighters from throughout the world share insights and wisdom on how to do this job better.Listen to weekly firefighter training lessons by expert contributors and have fun and learn with the "Are You Smarter Than A Probie" gameshow.Firefighters get to compete and answer 5 questions to win prizes.Please consider giving us feedback with a rating and review.

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Firefighter Training - FirefighterToolbox Podcast is for those firefighters and fire officers who want to take their firefighting and leadership skills to the next level. Listen in to interviews with foremost fire officers and firefighters from throughout the world share insights and wisdom on how to do this job better.Listen to weekly firefighter training lessons by expert contributors and have fun and learn with the "Are You Smarter Than A Probie" gameshow.Firefighters get to compete and answer 5 questions to win prizes.Please consider giving us feedback with a rating and review.

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Great show

By Crew 1st Culture - May 03 2020
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Really good podcast, get back to recording

Fftoolbox

By Fd872 - Jan 03 2020
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Great podcast only wish there was more new content.

iTunes Ratings

181 Ratings
Average Ratings
164
5
7
3
2

Great show

By Crew 1st Culture - May 03 2020
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Really good podcast, get back to recording

Fftoolbox

By Fd872 - Jan 03 2020
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Great podcast only wish there was more new content.
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Latest release on Jul 20, 2016

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Firefighter Training - FirefighterToolbox Podcast is for those firefighters and fire officers who want to take their firefighting and leadership skills to the next level. Listen in to interviews with foremost fire officers and firefighters from throughout the world share insights and wisdom on how to do this job better.Listen to weekly firefighter training lessons by expert contributors and have fun and learn with the "Are You Smarter Than A Probie" gameshow.Firefighters get to compete and answer 5 questions to win prizes.Please consider giving us feedback with a rating and review.

Rank #1: 030- Fully Involved with Mark vonAppen

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About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast Episode #30: In this episode, I talk with Mark von Appen of Fully Involved about what it takes to be a great firefighter and a true leader in the fire service. Topics include: The value of learning for a lifetime and from everyone The positive and negative aspec...

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Mar 25 2014

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Rank #2: 040- Vent Enter Search

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Jun 03 2014

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Rank #3: 002-Frank Viscuso Interview- Deputy Chief and Author of Step Up and Lead

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show Interview with Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso, Author of Step Up and Lead. In this Interview DC Viscuso discusses what it takes to be a leader in the fire service today, how we all can Step Up And Lead and lots of other leadership gold nuggets.  In add...

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Sep 03 2013

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Rank #4: 028- It Takes Heart To Be A Great Firefighter

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #028 Interview with Chief Jim Murphy About this Episode: Intro Provided by:  David Jeffers, Morrisville FD (VT), 2014 Fire Class from Holland, MI In this episode I interview Chief Jim Murphy on what it takes to be a great firefighter and leader...

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Mar 11 2014

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Rank #5: 025- Long Term Leadership with Chief Alan Brunacini

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #025 Interview with Alan Brunacini About this Episode: Intro Provided by:  Ryan Pennington of ViewsFromTheJumpseat.com  and Frank Viscuso, author of Step Up & Lead. In this episode I discuss several important aspects of being a great firefi...

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Feb 18 2014

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Rank #6: 058 - 4 Rules for Fire Officer Success

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In this Firefighter Training Episode, David interviews Chief Les Karpluk, author of “Leadership Prescribed,” about the challenges in fire service leadership and some rules to live by to becoming a successful Fire Officer.

Learn the 4 rules for Fire Officer Success:

  • Rule 1- Lead by Example
  • Rule 2- Find the Strengths in your People
  • Rule 3- Support Your People
  • Rule 4 – Be Patient

Apr 28 2015

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Rank #7: 035- How To Gear Up Even Faster

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In this Firefighter Training Episode… In this firefighter training episode, we train on how to gear up fast and effeciency every time. Just like professional athletes have a specific “routine” for getting mentally focused and prepared for their shot/performance,  great firefighters...

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Apr 29 2014

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Rank #8: 015 – How to Motivate and Lead in the Fire Station

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #015 Interview with Dave Stachowiak, Ed.D. About this Episode: One of the most frustrating things to learn is how to motivate and lead in the fire station.  Many of us become good firefighters and then promote or get voted into an officer posit...

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Nov 26 2013

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Rank #9: 047- The 6 C’s of Leadership

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Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn:

  1. The qualities that make a great firefighter.
  2. The 6 C’s found in a great leader.
  3. Applying the “I am third” attitude in your life.
  4. How you can motivate your crew to continue working on becoming great firefighters.

In this firefighter training episode, Rob Cannon shares with us the elements of great leadership, and their role in taking you to where you want to be in your life and in your organization.

Are you ready to become a leader? Ask yourself:

  • How is your relationship with your colleagues?
  • Are you morally, mentally, and physically prepared?
  • Are you willing to do the right thing even when no one’s looking?
  • How well do you know your job?
  • Do you have the courage to do what needs to be done?
  • Can you express your ideas and your feelings respectfully and professionally?
  • Are you committed to your cause?
  • Are you living up to your character ideas?
  • What are you willing to work for?

Jul 25 2014

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Rank #10: 049- Tactical Considerations for Attic Fires

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Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn:

  1. Strategies for maximum efficiency and maximum safety when when firefighting personnel are faced with an attic fire.
  2. The dangers firefighters encounter when dealing with attic/compartment fires.

In this firefighter training episode, Mike Daley gives us a short course on Attic Fires 101.

We discuss:

  • Understanding fire behavior and fire ground tactics.
  • The risks involved in facing attic fires.
  • The current trends in construction and how they affect fire ground safety.
  • Strategies in identifying the presence on an attic fire.
  • Strategies in extinguishing attic fires and keeping your firefighting personnel safe.
  • Useful tools when dealing with compartment fires.

Aug 05 2014

36mins

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Rank #11: 063 – Intro to SLICE-RS

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In this firefighter training episode we have Brian Kazmierzak here to tell us about the S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. method and how it incorporates fireground tactics with modern firefighter safety research, the website ModernFireBehavior.com, what has happened over the last 12 months with regards to firefighter close calls, as well as some LODDs.

We discuss:

  • What is S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. and how can we use it?
  • What is the ModernFireBehavior.com? Who is that for and how can we use it?
  • What is FirefighterCloseCalls.com?
  • What are ways we can lessen instances of close calls?
  • What are the common causes of LODDs and how can we prevent them?

Jul 07 2015

43mins

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Rank #12: 024- Hoarder Firefighting: What We NEED to know!

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #024 Hoarder Firefighting:  What We Need to Know! Interview with Ryan Pennington About this Episode: Intro Provided by: Battalion Chief Mike Meyers, FDNY Hoarding has been becoming a growing concern in our communities.  How does this affect us ...

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Feb 11 2014

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Rank #13: 069 -5 Staying Motivated Tips for Firefighter Fitness

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In today’s episode, David Soler and Lt. Jim Moss talk about how being able to do our job on the fire ground hedges on staying motivated to take care of our health.

We discuss:

  • What keeps you motivated about firefighter fitness?
  • How do you get in to the right mindset?
  • What does your workout consist of?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • What are some examples of real health risks we face everyday?
  • Some tips/ways to keep yourself motivated that have worked for David and Jim.

Nov 10 2015

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Rank #14: 059 - So Goes the First Line, So Goes the Fire

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In this Firefighter Training Episode, we have a 15-minute training clinic with Captain Brian Smith about the importance of the primary attack line in having a safe fire ground.

We discuss:

  • Why is getting the attack line and service vitally important?
  • How can we best get that attack line in service quickly and efficiently?
  • Why is training important to having an effective attack line?

May 12 2015

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Rank #15: 017 – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Make with their Health

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #17 Interview with Dr Karlie Moore About this Episode: Intro Provided by: David Jeffers, Morrisville Fire Dept,  Morrisville, VT What are the biggest mistakes firefighters make with their health and how can we avoid it?  That’s the key th...

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Dec 10 2013

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Rank #16: 044- Prepping for the Promotional Process

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Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn:

1- How you can start preparing and becoming a better fire officer.

2- What it takes to be a leader in the fire service.

In this firefighter training episode, Frank Viscuso guides us as we take the reigns on our journey to become the leader the fire service deserves and needs.

We discuss in depth

  • How and why we should invest in our future.
  • Surrounding ourselves with people that will push us to be better.
  • The 4 best ways to learn
  • How to become a better officer on the fire ground.
  • Instincts and muscle memory – why we should practice, practice, practice.
  • The importance of having your resources and tactical support tools on hand.
  • Ways we can prepare or train ourselves to be confident on the field
  • and much more

Jul 01 2014

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Rank #17: 039- Tool History From A Legend

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May 27 2014

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Rank #18: 022- Rube’s Rules For Leadership And Survival

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FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #22 Interview with Chief Dennis Rubin About this Episode: Intro Provided by: Robert Simmons, Chief of training for US army Fire and Emergency Services in South Korea Listen in to hear about Chief Rubin’s opinion on what it takes to be a g...

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Jan 28 2014

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Rank #19: Iron Sharpens Iron

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In this firefighter training episode Jim Moss and David Soler maximizing your potential and being the best that you can be by pouring in to each other.

We discuss:

  • What does it take to be a great firefighter?
  • What does it take to be a great leader?
  • What advice do you have for aspiring officers?
  • How did you come up with “iron sharpens iron?” Where did it come from?
  • Explain why you are passionate about mentorship in the fire service? What does it take to be a great mentor?

Jun 09 2015

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Rank #20: 037- Dr's Tells 5 Exercises (Including Sit-Ups) Firefighters Must NOT Do and Why

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In this firefighter training episode, I talk with Dr. Karlie Moore of Fit For Duty Consulting and a Contributor with Firefighter Toolbox about the 5 common exercises that most of us do and that are hurting us or are going to hurt us.  This means we should be avoiding these exercises!

Let's learn which ones they are and what we should do instead.

Exercises to avoid are sit-ups, calf raises on a machine with the weight on our shoulders, and more.

May 12 2014

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074 - Introduction to Firefighter Functional Fitness

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In this episode, David gives us a taste of his new project with Dan Kerrigan & Jim Moss – the Firefighter Functional Fitness book and program.

Here’s what you need to know to start your fitness journey:

  • What are the changes and challenges we face off the Fireground?
  • How do we develop the habits and disciplines of healthy firefighters?
  • What are “career side effects” and what can we do to mitigate them?
  • How do we equip ourselves with the mental and physical tools to be successful in the job?
  • What’s in the Firefighter Fitness program?

Jul 20 2016

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073 – The 3U Method for Firefighters and Leaders

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In this episode, David and Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso discuss the various challenges leaders face in dealing with their team, and becoming a role model in the fire service and the community.

Defining the 3 Us: Unaware, Unable, Unwilling and a guide to dealing with them. Social media etiquette and how it reflects on you and your team. What is the biggest challenge that leaders face? Credibility. How do you deal with conflict? The importance of recognition and reward.

May 31 2016

59mins

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072 - 3 Habits of Great Firefighters and Leaders

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Becoming a great firefighter and leader requires a consistent and sustained effort. You have to instill and implement the HABIT of excellence in your career and your life. In this episode, David breaks it all down for you.

What are the 3 habits of great firefighters and leaders?

  • The Habit of Training (often and continuously).
  • The Habit of Teaching and Training Others.
  • The Habit of Being Prepared.

Feb 02 2016

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071 – Firefighter Nutrition II

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In this episode, we welcome back Camille Gallinger of Vitality Exchange to help us shed stress and pressure from our lives by taking better care of our bodies with 3 simple changes in our diets.

We discuss:

  • What is the most important key to removing stress from our body?
  • Why should we eliminate dairy from our diet?
  • What are alternatives to everyday dairy products?
  • How do we minimize exposure to pesticides/herbicides in our food?
  • Is going organic worth it?
  • What are the benefits of bone broth?

Jan 26 2016

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070 - New Year - New Opportunity

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Welcome to the first episode of Firefighter Toolbox for 2016! In this episode David guides us as we go through this new year and take advantage of this opportunity to get the best out of your firefighting career and life. Stay tuned for what David and the Firefighter Toolbox team has in store for 2016!

Ask yourself:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • What's great about gratitude?
  • What drives you? What do you want to accomplish?
  • Where/How do you start accomplishing your goals?

Jan 19 2016

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069 -5 Staying Motivated Tips for Firefighter Fitness

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In today’s episode, David Soler and Lt. Jim Moss talk about how being able to do our job on the fire ground hedges on staying motivated to take care of our health.

We discuss:

  • What keeps you motivated about firefighter fitness?
  • How do you get in to the right mindset?
  • What does your workout consist of?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • What are some examples of real health risks we face everyday?
  • Some tips/ways to keep yourself motivated that have worked for David and Jim.

Nov 10 2015

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068 – Firefighter Preplan Introduction

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In today’s episode, David Soler shares years of field experience, training, and interviews with great and respected firefighters and thought leaders through his book and audio program, “Firefighter Preplan.” He gives us a glimpse of what it takes to be a great and respected firefighter and how to earn it in the fire service.

David tells us about his book:

  • What is Firefighter Preplan about?
  • How did the book come about?
  • How did he test these principles?
  • Who is this book for?
  • Who are these great and respected firefighters?
  • How can you use this book or program?

Nov 05 2015

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067 – Firefighter Nutrition

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In this episode, Camille Gallinger and David Soler discuss firefighter nutrition to help you take care of your body better and become more effective on the fire ground and in life.

We discuss:

  • What is the #1 thing we need to know about nutrition?
  • What are the side effects of not working to replenish the vitamins/minerals we use up?
  • Why do we need to pay attention to building our adrenal glands?
  • Why do we need to take better care of our digestive system?
  • When is the best time to take digestive enzymes?
  • What are the benefits of probiotics and in what form is it best to take them?
  • What are alternative, healthy oils we can use for cooking?
  • Where should we purchase our supplements and why?

Oct 27 2015

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066 – Maxximus Bar Review

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In this firefighter training episode we had Lt. Jim Moss spend some time with the next generation Halligan bar, the Maxximus Rexx, a tool widely raved about as the new ultimate tool for forcible entry. Jim Moss and David Soler shares their review of the Maxximus Rexx to see if it’s up to the task and if it lives up to its reputation.

In this review we discuss:

  • What are our initial impressions of the Maxximus Rexx?
  • What are the main features/specifications of the Maxximus Rexx?
  • What are the issues firefighters have met with previous tools that the Maxximus has improved upon?
  • Why is it called the “Rexx?”
  • Does the Maxximus Rexx deserve its reputation and do we recommend it?

Oct 20 2015

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065 - Improving Fire Scene Cooperation

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In this firefighter training episode Darren Dake and David Soler talk about the field of fire death investigation, and what we, as firefighters, need to know about how we can help medical examiners preserve evidence and get the answers that they need.

We discuss:

  • What are some of the biggest mistakes/issues you see firefighters doing in terms of the Medical examiner?
  • What are, maybe, the top priorities that we need to have in our minds as firefighters or EMS personnels on a scene like this?
  • How can firefighters / EMS work with the Coroner / MEs at fire scenes?
  • How can we have better cooperation and scene management?
  • How can we (fire service) do a good job preserving the evidence and scene while still doing our job?
  • What else should we as firefighters/EMS know about to help?

Aug 04 2015

31mins

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064 Secondary Traumatic Stress

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In this firefighter training episode, Anita Brooks and David Soler gives us some tools to help others and ourselves through the emotional battles we go through. We learn about secondary traumatic stress, how constantly dealing with death and destruction affects our people in the fire ground, and how we can properly prevent the stress from building up and breaking us down.

We discuss:

  • What is Secondary Trauma?
  • What do we need to know about dealing with dealing with death and destruction repeatedly as firefighters?
  • What are some of the things that we can to identify the stress in ourselves and others?
  • What can we do to help ourselves and others?
  • How are we burying stress in to ourselves? What does "We can take stress" mean?
  • Some more advice on how can help ourselves and others.

Jul 21 2015

45mins

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063 – Intro to SLICE-RS

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In this firefighter training episode we have Brian Kazmierzak here to tell us about the S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. method and how it incorporates fireground tactics with modern firefighter safety research, the website ModernFireBehavior.com, what has happened over the last 12 months with regards to firefighter close calls, as well as some LODDs.

We discuss:

  • What is S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. and how can we use it?
  • What is the ModernFireBehavior.com? Who is that for and how can we use it?
  • What is FirefighterCloseCalls.com?
  • What are ways we can lessen instances of close calls?
  • What are the common causes of LODDs and how can we prevent them?

Jul 07 2015

43mins

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062 – Why Firefighters Must Know about Spoliation

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In this firefighter training episode Lt. Scott Ebbert and David Soler share with us how firefighters can do their part in helping investigators in dealing with situations at the fire ground.

We discuss:

  • What is spoliation?
  • How does spoliation affect us?
  • What are some of the consequences of spoliation?
  • How can we help the investigator and how do we avoid spoliation?

Jun 23 2015

27mins

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Iron Sharpens Iron

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In this firefighter training episode Jim Moss and David Soler maximizing your potential and being the best that you can be by pouring in to each other.

We discuss:

  • What does it take to be a great firefighter?
  • What does it take to be a great leader?
  • What advice do you have for aspiring officers?
  • How did you come up with “iron sharpens iron?” Where did it come from?
  • Explain why you are passionate about mentorship in the fire service? What does it take to be a great mentor?

Jun 09 2015

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060 - 2 Most Important and Forgotten Keys To Firefighter Fitness

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In this firefighter training episode Aaron Zamzow and David Soler share with us why and how members of the fire service should train, eat, and treat our bodies as if we're athletes.

We discuss:

  • How vitally important is stretching for firefighters?
  • What's the proper way for us to stretch and when do we stretch?
  • What are some things we can do to stretch and warm up before we go in to the field?
  • How important is hydration?
  • How do we keep our bodies hydrated?

May 26 2015

35mins

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059 - So Goes the First Line, So Goes the Fire

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In this Firefighter Training Episode, we have a 15-minute training clinic with Captain Brian Smith about the importance of the primary attack line in having a safe fire ground.

We discuss:

  • Why is getting the attack line and service vitally important?
  • How can we best get that attack line in service quickly and efficiently?
  • Why is training important to having an effective attack line?

May 12 2015

19mins

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058 - 4 Rules for Fire Officer Success

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In this Firefighter Training Episode, David interviews Chief Les Karpluk, author of “Leadership Prescribed,” about the challenges in fire service leadership and some rules to live by to becoming a successful Fire Officer.

Learn the 4 rules for Fire Officer Success:

  • Rule 1- Lead by Example
  • Rule 2- Find the Strengths in your People
  • Rule 3- Support Your People
  • Rule 4 – Be Patient

Apr 28 2015

43mins

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057 - Step Up Your Teamwork

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In this Firefighter Training Episode, David interview’s author and Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso about his book Step Up Your Teamwork.

Item’s discussed:

  • Why did he write step up your teamwork ?
  • Who can this book help?
  • What are the team building stages and how do they relate to the stages of fire?
  • The "What about me?" mindset and how it is destructive to teams.
  • How the Best ideas have to win for teams to be great.
  • The 6 rungs of listening

Apr 14 2015

31mins

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056 - Take No Shortcuts

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Chief Bobby Halton, Capt Angela Hughes and David J Soler discuss 2-3 successful traits of leaders as well as successful habits. They also discuss this years FDIC 2015 and iWomen Conference 2015.

  • What you can look forward to in this year’s FDIC 2015 Conference and the 2015 iWomen Conference
  • Things up and coming leaders should be focusing on this year.
  • Developing and cultivating the right habits.
  • Qualities of a successful leader.
  • The value of real world experience
  • Being a cheerleader for the fire service and others

Mar 31 2015

41mins

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Why Community Relations is Important

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Firefighter Training Episode 055 of the FirefighterToolbox podcast is about the relationship between a fire department and its community.Capt. Greg May shares how the Fort Lauderdale City Fire Department had earned the support and admiration of its community by going above and beyond just doing their job.Greg May Discusses1. How good community relations can impact your fire department.2. 4 Ws of building great community relations.3. Simple strategies in building great community relations.4. How to combat bad publicity.5. Some ideas on how your department can engage with the community.

Mar 17 2015

37mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Great show

By Crew 1st Culture - May 03 2020
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Really good podcast, get back to recording

Fftoolbox

By Fd872 - Jan 03 2020
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Great podcast only wish there was more new content.