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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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030- Fully Involved with Mark vonAppen

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... The post 030- Fully Involved with Mark vonAppen appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

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25 Mar 2014

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040- Vent Enter Search

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3 Jun 2014

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002-Frank Viscuso Interview- Deputy Chief and Author of Step Up and Lead

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... The post 002-Frank Viscuso Interview- Deputy Chief and Author of Step Up and Lead appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

51mins

3 Sep 2013

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028- It Takes Heart To Be A Great Firefighter

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... The post 028- It Takes Heart To Be A Great Firefighter appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

37mins

11 Mar 2014

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025- Long Term Leadership with Chief Alan Brunacini

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... The post 025- Long Term Leadership with Chief Alan Brunacini appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

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18 Feb 2014

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058 - 4 Rules for Fire Officer Success

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

43mins

28 Apr 2015

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035- How To Gear Up Even Faster

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... The post 035- How To Gear Up Even Faster appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

38mins

29 Apr 2014

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015 – How to Motivate and Lead in the Fire Station

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... The post 015 – How to Motivate and Lead in the Fire Station appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

38mins

26 Nov 2013

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047- The 6 C’s of Leadership

Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn: The qualities that make a great firefighter. The 6 C’s found in a great leader. Applying the “I am third” attitude in your life. 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?

33mins

25 Jul 2014

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049- Tactical Considerations for Attic Fires

Listen in to this firefighter training podcast and learn: Strategies for maximum efficiency and maximum safety when when firefighting personnel are faced with an attic fire. 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.

36mins

5 Aug 2014

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063 – Intro to SLICE-RS

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?

43mins

7 Jul 2015

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024- Hoarder Firefighting: What We NEED to know!

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 ... The post 024- Hoarder Firefighting: What We NEED to know! appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

41mins

11 Feb 2014

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069 -5 Staying Motivated Tips for Firefighter Fitness

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.

38mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #13

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

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?

19mins

12 May 2015

Rank #14

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017 – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Make with their Health

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... The post 017 – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Make with their Health appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

37mins

10 Dec 2013

Rank #15

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044- Prepping for the Promotional Process

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

59mins

1 Jul 2014

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039- Tool History From A Legend

35mins

27 May 2014

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022- Rube’s Rules For Leadership And Survival

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... The post 022- Rube’s Rules For Leadership And Survival appeared first on FireFighterToolBox.

41mins

28 Jan 2014

Rank #18

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Iron Sharpens Iron

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?

34mins

9 Jun 2015

Rank #19

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

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.

41mins

12 May 2014

Rank #20