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May 17, 2022

Following up from our previous episode, we continue our discussion on the prevalence of cancer within the fire service. We welcome Fire Chief Jake Williams, Deputy Fire Marshall Travis McGaha and Training Chief Joshua Simpson from Concord Fire Department of North Carolina and ask them about their decontamination program...


May 3, 2022

Research has shown that firefighters have a higher risk of developing cancer. Why is this happening and how can fire departments help protect their volunteer and career first responders? Keith Brandstedter, President of Glatfelter Specialty Benefits, joins the podcast this week to discuss this important issue...


Apr 19, 2022

Wildland fires have increased in frequency and intensity in recent years. Taking steps to prepare for these events before they occur can help limit the devastation. Deputy Chief J.R. Fox of Campbell County Fire Department in Wyoming joins the podcast to discuss what his department does to plan and prepare for the...


Apr 5, 2022

Communication is the most helpful thing an ESO can give to an Emergency Call Center (ECC). As a public safety answering point (PSAP), 911 call centers are a unit of first response, dispatching to multiple ESOs under various sets of operating agreements. Mark J. Boudreaux, Executive Director of Terrebonne...


Mar 22, 2022

First responders are accustomed to the bright lights and loud noises associated with an emergency scene, but for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), these sights and sounds can be debilitating. Saranika Griffith from Lancaster EMS joins the program to talk about sensory bags, developed in partnership...