Side Alpha

By FireRescue1‘s Side Alpha

FireRescue1’s Side Alpha podcast puts fire service leaders and emerging leaders in front of the hot topics facing firefighters today. Side Alpha is hosted by FireRescue1.com and FireChief.com Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor, who writes the Chief‘s Forum column for FireRescue1.com.

  1. 1.
    Chief Sam Greif tackles terrorism response and cybersecurity threats facing public safety
    30:49
  2. 2.
    ‘A punch in the gut‘: Unpacking the Baltimore FD retirement debacle
    7:51
  3. 3.
    Public safety leaders discuss the 20th anniversary of 9/11
    44:43
  4. 4.
    Former Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano reflects on the arduous role of redesigning FDNY post-9/11
    47:08
  5. 5.
    ‘We shall never forget‘: Reflections and questions 20 years later
    8:54
  6. 6.
    NIFC‘s Jessica Gardetto addresses the wildfire threats unfolding across the country
    33:19
  7. 7.
    Division Chief Martha Ellis unpacks fireground communications and FirstNet
    43:11
  8. 8.
    Chief Bashoor tackles a new epidemic: ‘D-Drivers‘ putting first responders at risk
    11:32
  1. 9.
    Captain Andrea Hall discusses servant leadership plus her presidential inauguration story
    44:47
  2. 10.
    Chris Cebollero unpacks ET3, treatment-in-place, reimbursement and more
    47:26
  3. 11.
    ‘Be nice‘: Chief Bashoor applies Chief Brunacini‘s mantra to interactions within the industry
    7:45
  4. 12.
    Dr. Sara Jahnke details the effects of ‘Long-COVID‘ on first responders
    33:50
  5. 13.
    Chad Costa considers why some firefighters are still suffering from ‘Dirty Helmet Syndrome‘
    41:52
  6. 14.
    IAFC CEO Rob Brown discusses the future of the IAFC, plus emerging fire service issues
    42:44
  7. 15.
    ‘I‘d say America is still burning‘: Chief Bashoor reflects on seminal fire and life safety report
    9:13
  8. 16.
    Pete Piringer talks PIO life and offers tips of the trade
    57:53
  9. 17.
    Sean Duncan details how and why firefighters should follow PPE decontamination protocols
    32:25
  10. 18.
    Chief Nathan Trauernicht: Inside a university fire department
    58:01
  11. 19.
    Jim Pauley and Russ Sanders explain how firefighters can get involved in the NFPA
    1:02:31
  12. 20.
    Unpacking mobile integrated healthcare in the fire and emergency services
    16:07
  13. 21.
    Fire Chief Trisha Wolford tackles cross-generation supervision in the fire service
    37:44
  14. 22.
    NVFC leaders Sarah Lee and Kevin Quinn detail the organization‘s current transition plans
    44:27
  15. 23.
    Superintendent Eriks Gabliks shares what‘s ahead for the National Fire Academy
    41:26
  16. 24.
    Chief Eric Valliere explains the 2021 Safety Stand Down theme, ‘Rebuild Rehab‘
    44:44
  17. 25.
    Chief Dan Rogers explains why not every volunteer wants to operate like FDNY
    46:33
  18. 26.
    Why do we keep experiencing so many apparatus rollover accidents?
    13:21
  19. 27.
    Chief Jon Dorman addresses how to balance booksmarts and practical fireground skills
    55:14
  20. 28.
    Aaron Zamzow and Marc Bashoor share their fitness journeys and current fitness regimens
    38:28
  21. 29.
    ISFSI President Chief Peter Van Dorpe connects fire service training and research
    47:30
  22. 30.
    How the Cosumnes Fire Department incorporated virtual reality into training
    37:44
  23. 31.
    The Firefighter 3 crew swap stories about those firefighter life skills beyond FF1 and FF2
    26:51
  24. 32.
    Deputy Chief Ian Emmons offers guidance for fostering a new crop of leaders
    28:26
  25. 33.
    The next ‘giant leap‘: A federal parent for fire and EMS
    12:31
  26. 34.
    Firefighter and finance expert Matthew Broom details how firefighters can stay smart about money
    41:57
  27. 35.
    Chief Ralph Terrazas shares LAFD‘s approach to county COVID-19 surges, plus vaccine distribution
    31:18
  28. 36.
    Fire Chief Marc Bashoor tackles the debate over patient transport in the engine
    12:06
  29. 37.
    Fire Chief Tiffany Green explores professional development, from cadet through chief
    24:57
  30. 38.
    Fire Chief John Tippett discusses the impact of crew resource management on the fire service
    26:29
  31. 39.
    Fire Chief Marc Bashoor addresses the Constitutional crisis facing America
    10:24
  32. 40.
    Marc Bashoor and Janelle Foskett reflect on a year unlike any other
    39:06
  33. 41.
    Mike Pertz tackles why members leave the fire service and offers advice for new recruits
    26:47
  34. 42.
    Gordon Graham details the top risks facing firefighters – and how to avoid them
    31:26
  35. 43.
    2019 LODD data: Analyzing the USFA report amid the push to ‘Get Below 50’
    7:08
  36. 44.
    Dr. Burton Clark examines fire service safety culture
    28:15
  37. 45.
    Dr. David Black discusses his work with firefighters on behavioral health and mental fitness
    27:21
  38. 46.
    Firefighter James Pribyl shares why he became a volunteer firefighter
    21:29
  39. 47.
    Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder explains what keeps chiefs up at night -- and where to focus training
    36:41
  40. 48.
    Gordon Graham talks response coordination and Lexipol Connect
    13:43
  41. 49.
    Chief Randy Bruegman outlines critical issues impacting the future of the fire service
    26:25
  42. 50.
    Keith Stakes explains the recent UL FSRI research into coordinated fire attack
    22:57

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