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Best WeVolunteer@VFF podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best WeVolunteer@VFF podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Firefighters are problem solvers whose role requires them to be on their best day whilst others are having their worst day, and while we do not claim to be perfect we are willing to put our lives on the line to try. It’s during the trying that we continue to develop the mindset, tactics, and training that allow us to be effective, safe and successful where it’s needed the most, and by sharing our experiences we hope that it may help other Fire Departments in creating what works for them. Sta ...
 
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We talk about our most recent big scenario where we staged an MVI with 4 live actors. We also get into some of our Swiftwater training as well as our new Tender WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the r…
 
We talk about Armchair Firefighting and watching videos for training purposes.not to slam other fire families! Practice Humility, Leave your Ego at the Door and WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the r…
 
Grass Fire Calamity! We go over the first good size grass fire of the year. We talk comms, Drones, Support Bundles. We also touch on an MVI we had that involved 2 horses. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to…
 
In this weeks Tone Drop we go through the 1985 Bradford Stadium fire that killed 56 people and injured at least around 265 others. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpowe…
 
We run through our Training night sessions including VEIS, Forced Entry, Hose Movement and Ropes. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what our comm…
 
In this week's Tone Drop we talk about how having a diverse group of individuals in different careers helps us get back in the fight fast! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment,…
 
When do you mask up at a structure fire? We talk about the different opinions on this subject plus the when I whys behind our procedures on it. Then we get into a conversation about recruitment, leadership, training, culture and retention. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training …
 
We watch the video of the Station Pub Fire and talk about how we may have approached it today if this was something we rolled up on. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpo…
 
When its go time you may only have a small crew at first to get the job done so what do you do? We run you through our most recent training scenario and look at some teachable points. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and ad…
 
We take a minute to comment on a video that was captured recently of a woman who was pulled from a burning building by a bystander as a firefighter looks to be getting his gear on at the window. We chat about potential scenarios that could have caused this and the realities of perception in these situations. Also please excuse the abrupt stop at th…
 
We talk about our Wildland setup and how we get the crew ready for grass fire season, then we chat about our latest Stop The Bleed video content that is coming out shortly PLUS a quick chat about the darker side of the job and how you never truly know what your day has in store for you when those tones drop! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer…
 
This week we share the audio from our latest Stop the Bleed month training video with Scott and Todd. The guys go over the course basics, outline some important teaching aspects for instructors to cover, and give some tips on how to make the course more realistic and fun! Look out for the video next week! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Fi…
 
On Episode 1 of the Thursday Tone Drop we talk about the importance of keeping your cool when things get hot and how mistakes can be used as teachable moments. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the re…
 
Brent Clayton is the founder of Fire Recruitment Australia, a service that is directed at getting f that career position by teaching people how to correctly sell themselves to fire departments and really nail not just the interviews but the examinations as well! Great guy doing great things for the fire service and it was a pleasure to have him on …
 
We talk about our thoughts on the importance of continuing your Training during COVID19 and run down our full process for keeping our crew safe. We discuss our process for coming to training, how we set up training groups, decon procedures for trucks and gear, and the equipment that we purchased to help us keep things as clean as possible (Includin…
 
Marshall Bass joins us again but this time to talk about the 2019 Australia Wildfires and tell his story about the day to day fight that he, his family, and his team endured last summer. You will hear in Marshall's voice as he tells his story that this conversation was a hard one for him to recount and we are honored that he wanted to come on the s…
 
We have Ian Turnbull on to tell us about the correct procedures for dealing with Gas leaks with some great information on free courses and training! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of …
 
Is it time to get back to training? We discuss our thoughts and what we are looking into potentially implementing so that we can be ready when the time comes! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the rea…
 
We take a ZOOM.us Call from the BAR Boys and join them for a chat to help celebrate their 100th Episode! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around what o…
 
We talk about our new sanitization spraying tool and chat about our latest call dealing with a cardboard road. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of equipment, manpower, and costs around …
 
We have Ray from FORTIS BC on the show to talk about their products and inform us on how best to approach and deal with these situations. Ray has been in the fossil fuels industry for over 30 years and he takes the time to drop some solid knowledge to helps us all understand the features of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), El…
 
We have a general discussion on COVID-19 and what's going on right now in our areas. Plus we recap our most recent Structure Fire at an Auto Body Shop. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities …
 
Miles Randel is the president of TEAAMS (Which stands for Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical Service) and a Helicopter Rescue Paramedic with nearly 30 years of experience that started with a Search And Rescue call where he helped save and evacuate 176 people during a massive storm. Through tragic events, fighting against a system that would…
 
We talk about our Hiring and training process for the new recruits, the recording of our Seminar trailer and we touch on the Coronavirus situation. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire service and adapted them to fit the realities of e…
 
Below grade fires are one of the most dangerous fires that any of us will ever have to deal with. We discuss how we go about attacking them. We also discuss our prison search training and room search techniques. Plus a discussion on MCI hot zones warm zones and the importance of starting to think about these situations. WHO WE ARE As a group of Rur…
 
Dr Nick Sparrow is an emergency room and EMS physician from Nelson BC, he is also the ATACC Canada Fire and Medical Director and the CEO & Founder of KERPA which is the Kootney Emergency Response Physician Association. Nick responds as a primary care physician to 911 calls to administer Pre-Hospital care. He is helping push the change of EMS respon…
 
We recap on our recent prison fire, discuss our Thursday night double training scenario and we finish with some thoughts on Volunteer vs paid vs career debate. Oh and we touch a little on FB Trolls! WHO WE ARE As a group of Rural Volunteer Firefighters, our Fire Department has built our firefighter training from both old and new tactics in the fire…
 
James Geering is a 14 year Firefighter and the host of Behind the Shield Podcast, a show where he interviews some of the biggest names around discussing topics like Leadership, Wellness and the mental and physical health of those people on the front lines. This is a fantastic interview with someone who's honesty and passion for his mission and outl…
 
ROAD TRIP! The crew left Carl Behind and took a trip to Seattle for Jocko Willink's new book release and to get some hands-on experience with the creators of a fantastic Firefighter tool know as the SEARAT! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, and Subscribe to our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ If you have a subje…
 
This week we discuss our week in training. SCBA and RIT, Stabilization Marble maze and Truck orientation. We also answer a listener question about Marijuana usage since its legalization. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.…
 
Joel Struthers is a former Legionnaire in the french foreign legion where he was a member of the Legion’s elite Group Commando Parachutistes. He is also a fellow Canadian, a dedicated father, and when not preparing his children's school lunches, he is a commercial helicopter pilot and a partner in a Canadian risk mitigation firm that solves difficu…
 
This week we have an interview with Sam. Originally from Australia, Sam was born into the fire service where he played "victim" in training scenarios for his fathers fire department where his dad was a Captain. Sam is now a Volunteer Firefighter in Alberta and we chat a little about some of the differences between the service here and back in his h…
 
We give a quick rundown of some small training sessions that you can put together to make a full night's training. We give a thank you out to all of you and we discuss our favorite moments this year in fires and in DTFF! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and vis…
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you in our Fire Family! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that …
 
This week Scott tries to kill ash as we invade a local school to train large scale building search! A Mass Casualty Incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) describes an incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed b…
 
Mass Casualty Incidents, they can happen anywhere at any time. We discuss the basics of patient care, triage, set up and some key things that you should think about during these situations. A Mass Casualty Incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) describes an incident in whic…
 
We have Timeless Todd on to chat about a recent Naloxone training he ran for us and discuss the opioid crisis, narcan kits, common misconceptions and important factors to watch out for. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.f…
 
Do you have a memorable fire that you will never forget? We talk about the structure fires that will always stick with us for one reason or another! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the…
 
We Discuss our 2020 Seminar with all the details that you need to come and join us! Listen in to hear about our event and our hands-on live fire training including burn buildings, car fires, RIT training, Gas Fires, Forcible Entry, Heavy Tool use, extrication tactics and much, MUCH MORE! Where: Oliver - BC When: May 1st-3rd 2020 Cost: $200 Per Pers…
 
The Chief joins us for a chat about the good old days when riding on the tailboard to a call was still allowed and you called the taxi guy when you had a fire! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF…
 
We talk Transitional Attacks, detachment and a few words on making fire fun! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a questi…
 
Timeless Todd joins us for a chat about his latest RIT course and we go over our training sessions this week. RIT, Positive Pressure Ventilation, Hydrolive Ventilation and Transitional attack. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page a…
 
We talk about our open house where we showed the public what not to do to a grease fire, demonstrated why sprinklers are important and a reminder that smoke alarms are made of plastic. The guys also go over their review of Backdraft 2 and we discuss the RZ masks and how we have been using them. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's c…
 
The training team plays out a new scenario and we talk about our upcoming SKIT! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a que…
 
A few of the guys take another trip to Nelson for live-action training scenarios at the RTACC - Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care course and they give us the details on what they got up to! Find out more about ATACC and the RTACC courses here: https://www.ataccgroup.ca/ Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org an…
 
We have the years first Water Rescue, the Fire Family goes camping and we talk our Firehall Open House. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would l…
 
We discuss when and why its good to bring the rookie along to calls and the importance of preparing the mind through exposure. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a s…
 
We talk about the new standards that we are implementing with testing for our guys. Listen in to hear what we are doing to check how our training programs are doing and how we are testing these skills. Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebo…
 
Its the long weekend and its been a long day so we talk about our most recent Structure Fire! Hey Fire Family, please Check out and support Matt's cause at www.2ndAlarm.org and don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to …
 
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