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  • Apparatus Roundup: Time to Repair or Replace?

    Dave Schreier, president and founder of Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, shares his thoughts about when to say goodbye to apparatus or keeping it in service with a proper refurbishment.

    Podcast • December 9th, 2013

  • Tips for the 2012 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Program

    Veteran grant writer Brian Vickers shares tips and guidance on applying for the 2012 AFG grants program.

    Podcast • June 12th, 2012

  • NASCAR Honors Alabama Firefighter

    Curtiss Shaver, a Troy, AL, fire lieutenant, will see his name in lights at the famous Brickyard this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is renamed in his honor. The race, officially titled Crown Royal Presents...

    Press Release • July 25th, 2012

  • Firehouse.com Interview: Salvatore Cassano

    FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano talks about the events of September 11, 2011 and changes the department has made during the 10 years since the terrorist attacks.

    Podcast • September 8th, 2011

  • Interview with Harvey Eisner, Author of the WTC: In Their Own Words Book

    Firehouse.com Editor-in-Chief  Peter Matthews talks with Harvey Eisner, who authored the new book WTC: In Their Own Words , which takes an in-depth look at FDNY firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 and the months following...

    Podcast • August 8th, 2011

  • Firehouse Extra: A Planned Approach to Firefighter Safety with Richard Kline

    Fire Chief Richard C. Kline expands on the message of his article, " A Planned Approach to Firefighter Safety ," which was published on Feb. 24. Chief Kline discusses how the American Fire Service is making a slow cultural shift towards firefighter...

    Podcast • February 22nd, 2011

  • Emergency Vehicle Technician Brian Brown on High-Tech Apparatus Components

    Firehouse.com writer Ed Ballam talks with Chief Brian Brown with the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Fleet Services Bureau in Centennial, CO. Brown is an award-winning emergency vehicle fire apparatus technician level I and II and an academy instructor...

    Podcast • August 4th, 2010

  • Keeping Firefighters Safe Around Professional Grade Fireworks

    Firehouse.com Reporter Ed Ballam Talks with Merrimack, NH, Captain Shawn Allison about his course that is designed to teach firefighters how to keep themselves safe during fireworks. Allison,  a licensed pyrotechnician in New Hampshire, also helps...

    Podcast • June 10th, 2010

  • Rick Suche on Apparatus Maintenance for Severe Service

    Firehouse.com writer Ed Ballam talks with Rick Suche, president and owner of Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd., an apparatus builder in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rick has been in the fire service for 30 years serving as a volunteer firefighter as well as...

    Podcast • May 6th, 2010

  • Joseph Martinelli on Chicago Fire Department's Squad Companies

    Chicago Firefighter Joseph Martinelli talks with Firehouse Editor Peter Matthews about the Chicago Fire Department's squad companies.  They discuss the duties and responsibilities of the four squad companies that cover Chicago. They talk about...

    Podcast • March 31st, 2010

  • 2009 Heroism Grand Prize Recipient: Joseph Martinelli

    Firehouse.com Editor Peter Matthews talks with Chicago Firefighter Joseph Martinelli about his actions that led him to become the grand prize recipient for the 2009 Firehouse Heroism & Community Service Awards. Martinelli, of Chicago's Squad 2...

    Podcast • March 31st, 2010

  • Firehouse World 2010 Preview

    Firehouse.com talks with Firehouse World Program Director Harvey Eisner and Show Manager Mary Velline about the upcoming conference and trade show in San Diego. Mary reports on the recent partnership with the California State Firefighter's...

    Podcast • January 28th, 2010

  • Apparatus Maintenance: Bill Foster on Apparatus Safety

    Firehouse.com writer Ed Ballam talks with Bill Foster, vice president and member of the board of directors of Spartan Motors. Foster has been a firefighter for more than 30 years and is a huge advocate for apparatus maintenance training. He talks...

    Podcast • January 4th, 2010

  • Apparatus Maintenance: Glenn Davis on Preventative Maintenance Programs

    Firehouse.com writer Ed Ballam continues his coverage of apparatus maintenance as he talks with Glenn Davis, the founder and owner of Lakes Region Fire Apparatus Inc., an apparatus service center and HME/Ahrens-Fox dealer in Tamworth, NH. The two...

    Podcast • January 4th, 2010

  • An Update from the National Fire Academy: USFA Safety Programs and New Classes

    U.S. Fire Administration Deputy Administrator Chief Glenn Gaines hosts a podcast that looks at a variety of programs being offered by the U.S. Fire Administration and those taking place at the National Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD. Fire...

    Podcast • December 3rd, 2009

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