Fair Reach Forum

Jim Spell

A firefighting podcast to inspire discussion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

All Episodes

Here's how to be your best in the firefighter oral interview, plus 12 do's and don'ts  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Nov 1

6 min 36 sec

The leap from cadet to on-shift firefighter can be daunting; here's how to manage those first impressions you leave and build bonds with the crew  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Oct 1

10 min 53 sec

In today's perilous world, firefighters require a new response paradigm to increase scene safety  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Sep 3

5 min 42 sec

There are hundreds of acronyms in the fire service, but these two are a must for fireground operations. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 9

10 min 41 sec

Whether just starting a firefighting career or a seasoned officer, being adept at getting the most out of an after-incident critique makes firefighters and the department better. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jun 2

7 min 20 sec

Viewed as opportunity or setback, the jump to the driver's seat brings a new set of responsibilities for firefighters. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Dec 2020

10 min 58 sec

Understanding the different tool functions, the forces involved, and how it all fits into the overall fireground operation.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Nov 2020

10 min 28 sec

Part 1 – Detailing situational awareness, size-up and firefighter orientation during this vital operation  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Oct 2020

8 min 58 sec

A firefighter’s guide to building loads, forces and hazards. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Sep 2020

11 min 30 sec

Steps to dealing with fear involves learning to understand, face and minimize negative reactions.   Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Aug 2020

7 min 6 sec

Individual accomplishment serves the greater good of the entire crew. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 2020

6 min 13 sec

How to use communications systems to help ensure personnel accountability during wildfire events.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jun 2020

8 min 52 sec

Increasingly structural firefighters are called on to battle wildfires encroaching interface areas; these are very different fires that require training and preparation.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

May 2020

7 min 32 sec

Technological advances hold promise, but fireground principles and rudiments must be focus of ongoing training efforts.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Apr 2020

5 min 51 sec

Learn to employ smart political tactics while working toward the greater good Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Mar 2020

12 min 28 sec

Fire officer tips for effective communication with firefighters at the station.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Feb 2020

7 min 18 sec

So you want to be a fire officer; here are the four key roles you will need to play. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jan 2020

7 min 52 sec

Reviewing the safety considerations, interagency planning and preplanning tools to aid firefighters. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Dec 2019

9 min 52 sec

Hazmat training should include the four types of radiation, and how time, distance and shielding can protect firefighters from exposure. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Dec 2019

9 min

Even fire service content shared from private accounts can spread far beyond its intended audience. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Nov 2019

6 min

We are proud to announce the release of a new book by Jim Spell - Boot Basics - A Firefighter's Guide to the Service. Available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Also available as part of Kindle Unlimited. Boot Basics is a concise, general explanation of what a firefighter needs to know to begin a lifelong career in the fire service. Boot Basics provides the all-important overview of the fire service… allowing you to acclimate to the demands and rigors of the profession. Chapter by chapter, quiz and answers, Boot Basics gets you to where you want to go. Amazon Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1703423100/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=boot+basics+firefighting&qid=1573340143&sr=8-2 Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08142H9C6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Nov 2019

50 sec

New Federal Aviation Administration guidelines announced for fire departments. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Nov 2019

10 min 23 sec

What firefighters need to know about mitigating electrical emergencies. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Oct 2019

10 min 40 sec

In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters have been elevated in TV shows, movies and advertising as modern heroes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Sep 2019

7 min 11 sec

Decreasing productivity, lack of participation, bullying as humor and a loss of confidence are the first signs of low firefighter morale in your firehouse. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Sep 2019

9 min 12 sec

A sense of responsibility, being trustworthy and having a positive attitude are three step you need to succeed in your career and in your personal life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Aug 2019

9 min 26 sec

Firefighters must learn to use the two-way portable two-way radio. If there is ever a moment of equality in the fire service, it is when the microphone of a two-way radio is keyed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 2019

8 min 4 sec

Railway disasters are growing more frequent and more severe. They can happen in any community and firefighters must know how to respond safely and effectively. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 2019

9 min 24 sec

Learning to apply fire service lessons to retirement is a formula for success. From active firefighter to engaged civilian, it is time to reflect and move forward. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 2019

5 min 20 sec

Whether you are starting your career as a firefighter or a seasoned officer, getting the most out of an incident critique makes you and your department better. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jul 2019

6 min 58 sec

Here are the primary treatments currently being used to treat firefighter experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Acronyms for the various therapies: CBT-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, ET-Exposure Therapy, CR-Cognitive Restructuring, PE-Prolonged Exposure Therapy, CPT-Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, SIT-Stress Inoculation Training, PCT-Present Centered Therapy Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jun 2019

10 min 19 sec

Firefighters need to recognize and understand the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to our profession.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Jun 2019

8 min 14 sec

Tunnel vision can put you and your crew at risk. Learning what it is and how to minimize it is critical to all firefighters.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Apr 2019

6 min 22 sec

There is a real need to understand and accept the generational change happening in the fire service.  Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Apr 2019

8 min 8 sec

Firefighter stress and well-being. Understanding well-being may be the key to eliminating firefighter stress. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support

Mar 2019

9 min 12 sec