Firehouse Roundtables

  • The Regional Approach to High-rise Firefighting

    Learn how fire departments on the West Coast use their resources to combat high-rise fires.

    Podcast • June 3rd, 2010

  • Command and Control of Strip Mall Fires

    Listen as veteran firefighters and officers discuss tactical and command priorities for strip mall fires.

    Podcast • March 12th, 2010

  • Engine Company Operations in Today's Buildings

    Captain Russell Merrick moderates a roundtable that looks at the changing roles of engine companies based on new construction, vacant structures and the decrease in staffing. Panelists include: Deputy Chief (retired) Robert “Butch” Cobb, Jersey...

    Podcast • September 8th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: 2009 Manufacturers Roundtable at Firehouse Expo

     Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur held the third annual Apparatus Manufacturers Roundtable at the Firehouse Expo last month in Baltimore. Panelists and guests include: Jim Featherstone, Singer Associates/Pierce Sean Duffy, Rosenbauer...

    Podcast • August 27th, 2009

  • Developing and Adapting Successful Fire Prevention Applications

     Fire Marshal Mike Love, from Montgomery County, MD, hosts a roundtable discussion on a variety of issues for fire and life safety educators. Panelists and guests include: Lt. Dan Byrne, Beaufort, SC Bill Delaney, Montgomery County, MD Billy D...

    Podcast • August 24th, 2009

  • Bringing Safety to the Forefront of Your Department

    J. Gordon Routley, a division chief with the Montreal Fire Department, hosts a roundtable that explores how the safety culture can evolve in the fire service. Panelists include: Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, FDNY Battalion Chief Greg...

    Podcast • August 20th, 2009

  • Successful Rescue Operations in Today’s Fire Service at Firehouse Expo

    This podcast looks at issues facing technical rescue teams on an international level including training, funding and resource allocation. Panelists include: Lt. Michael Daley, Monroe Township Fire District 3; Pete Rizzo of Tech Rescue Corp and Garth...

    Podcast • August 7th, 2009

  • VCOS Radio: Maintaining Funding, Morale in the Poor Economy

    Dr. Richard Gasaway hosts this edition of VCOS Radio, which examines the impact of the economy on the volunteer and combination fire departments. Panelists include VCOS Chairman Tim Wall, Chief of the North Farms Fire Department; Williamsport, MD, Chief...

    Podcast • July 30th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: Fleet Planning and Ground Ladders at Firehouse Expo

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur start this month’s podcast with a heated discussion on the Buffalo, NY, Fire Department’s use of pick-up trucks being as front line apparatus because of an aging fleet and lack of spare units. This chat looks at...

    Podcast • July 30th, 2009

  • Wildland Firefighting: Situation Awareness and Mutual Aid from Firehouse World

    Three veteran wildland firefighters discuss a variety of topics, including situation awareness for the urban/wildland fire crews and the challenges brought on my mutual aid units. Guests include Quinn MacLeod, retired from the Parker Fire Protection...

    Podcast • July 8th, 2009

  • Wildland Firefighting: New Guidelines and Structure Protection Thoughts from Firehouse World

    Listen as several fire officers talk about wildland and urban interface firefighting operations. Guests include Assistant Fire Chief Brian Crandall and Captain John Culbertson of the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Montana; retired Los...

    Podcast • June 2nd, 2009

  • Working as a Successful Truck Company from Firehouse World

    Firehouse.com Editor Peter Matthews sat down with several truck company veterans to talk about their operations on the West Coast. Guests include Division Chief Ed Hadfield from the Coronado, CA, Fire Department; Captain Wes Kitchel of the Santa Rosa...

    Podcast • May 21st, 2009

  • Southern California Chief's Roundtable from Firehouse World

    Firehouse.com Editor Peter Matthews hosted a panel discussion with chiefs from three Southern California departments at Firehouse World. The panelists include Chief Augie Ghio of the San Miguel Fire District, Chief Gary Fisher of the Vista Fire...

    Podcast • March 5th, 2009

  • Fire Officers' Lessons from Firehouse World

    This round table podcast explores several issues that face fire officers, especially on the West Coast. Guests include international fire service speaker Kim Alyn, Sacramento Area Fire District Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros and Coronado Division...

    Podcast • March 2nd, 2009

  • Specialized Rescue Roundtable at Firehouse Expo 2008

    This roundtable podcast, recorded at the Firehouse Expo in July, draws from a very experiencd panel on a variety of topics in the specialized rescue field. The panelists on this podcast include: Division Chief Joe Brocato, of Baltimore City; Battalion...

    Podcast • November 11th, 2008