The Buzz on Technical Rescue: Bill Seelig on FDNY's Hazmat & Marine Capabilities


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Host Bob Duemmel talks with FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Bill Seelig about hazardous materials and marine and water rescue operations within the confines of New York City.

Seelig serves as chief of the FDNY's Special Operations Command, overseeing rescue companies, squads, marine companies and other units assigned to rescue and hazmat duties.

Chief Seelig describes the various levels of equipment and training to FDNY's unique hazardous material tiered response system. He details hazmat responses from minor to major and how deconamination and mitigation are handled.

Listen as they discuss the expanding responses capabilities of the FDNY's marine units. Seelig details the training and operations of this large water rescue fleet.

See Bob Live! Bob Duemmel will be presenting "Retention in the Volunteer Department: Bringing Old & Young Together" at Firehouse Expo, July 19 - 23, in Baltimore. He'll also be recording a live version of "The Buzz on Techical Rescue" on Friday, July 22 at 10:15 a.m. and he'll be co-presenting with Firehouse Editors Harvey Eisner and Peter Matthews on "How to Contribute to Firehouse," a session to help new contributors take the next step. 

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