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Fireground Size-up - What Do You See?"

One of the most important numbers in our business is 360! It has been drilled into us that upon arrival at a call for smoke and/or fire, the first arriving officer should make as complete an inspection of the structure/scene, as is possible. Then, the officer gives the crew initial instructions to mitigate the issue. What does that officer see? What’s involved? What needs to be done first. All of this is part of what we call the “size-up.” My guest is Chief Mike Terpak, recently retired from…See More
Oct 7
Dalmatian Productions, Inc. posted a status
"New podcast on "Fireground Size-Up" with Chief Mike Terpak. Check today's Blog Post!"
Oct 7
Dalmatian Productions, Inc.'s blog post was featured

How Do They Do It???

We have all seen the news footage – huge wildfires consuming large areas in California. Last year, major fires like the Woolsey and Camp fires, destroyed thousands of acres of woodland, thousands of homes and disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of residents. And, in almost every newsreel, you saw firefighters and other first responders, doing tasks, such as fighting the fires, clearing a fire line, help escaping residents and much more. It begs the question, “How does California organize…See More
Oct 2
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"5-Alarm Task Force" - Episode 4-6 - Chief Shawn Oke - Using Enhanced Water

For as long as there have been people, fire and those willing to quench unexpected issues from fire, the basic tenet was “put the wet stuff on the red stuff!” Of course, there were no “classes” given to what was burning until many years later. And to be honest, that premise worked. However, in the last fifty years or so, one of the key issues that has changed is WHAT is burning and what is the safest and most expedient way to snuff these more modern flames. On this podcast, my guest Chief (ret)…See More
Sep 27
Dalmatian Productions, Inc.'s blog post was featured

What's Up on the "5-Alarm Task Force" Podcast!

Does your department have a plan in place for its future? Do you know when your current apparatus will be deemed out-of-date and how they will be replaced? Tune in to our latest episode with my guest, Capt. John Dixon. Captain Dixon discusses the importance of having a Strategic Vision Plan for your department and provides guidance on how to start the process. Tune in via your favorite podcast platform or on our website,…See More
Sep 24
Dalmatian Productions, Inc. posted a blog post

How Do They Do It???

We have all seen the news footage – huge wildfires consuming large areas in California. Last year, major fires like the Woolsey and Camp fires, destroyed thousands of acres of woodland, thousands of homes and disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of residents. And, in almost every newsreel, you saw firefighters and other first responders, doing tasks, such as fighting the fires, clearing a fire line, help escaping residents and much more. It begs the question, “How does California organize…See More
Sep 23
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Dalmatian Productions, Inc. posted a status
"Check out our latest episode of "5-Alarm Task Force," on our website, Bit.ly/DalmatWeb or on your favorite podcast platform!"
Sep 19

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
FL
Type of Organization
Other
Job Function
EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
8
Years With Department/Agency
8
Web Site:
http://bit.ly/DalmatprodTV
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Guilford College Fire Dept.. NC 1977-1981
DeWitt Fire Dept.. NY 1981-1985
American Red Cross, Framingham MA 1965-1970
My Training:
Basic Firefighter
Hydraulics & Pump Operator
High Level Rescue
Non-Profit Operations, Leadership Training, Fundraising
About Me:
Retired, partially disabled former firefighter who has always remained connected to the fire service. Owner/partner of Dalmatian Productions, Inc., a production company now working on the script of a fire-based feature film. Host of the podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Responders"
Day Job:
Retired
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/StevenSGreene
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I've always loved the fire service. I grew up in the Boston area and visited many stations around the city and in the city. But there were no volunteer departments in the area. Thus, I devoted myself to the Red Cross. When I moved to NC it just so happened that there was a combination department just a half mile down the street, but I didn't know that. I walked in one day when the bay doors were open, just to look at the apparatus. An hour later, I walked out with an application and a polite request that I shave off my beard!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's who we are and it's what we do.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The two major issues today both deal with firefighter health. First, we have the Firefighter Fight Cancer initiative. With all the toxins and carcinogens that we face daily, it is taking far too high a toll on our personnel. The second issue is firefighter fitness. And this initiative must be applied across the board, from the probie to the chief and to every career, volunteer or paid-on-call firefighter. We are losing far too many firefighters, YOUNG firefighters, to preventable health issues. We MUST break this cycle!

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Fireground Size-up - What Do You See?"

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 10:18am 0 Comments

One of the most important numbers in our business is 360! It has been drilled into us that upon arrival at a call for smoke and/or fire, the first arriving officer should make as complete an inspection of the structure/scene, as is possible. Then, the officer gives the crew initial instructions to mitigate the issue. What does that officer see? What’s involved? What needs to be done first. All of this is part of what we call the “size-up.”

 

My guest is Chief Mike Terpak,…

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How Do They Do It???

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:26am 0 Comments

We have all seen the news footage – huge wildfires consuming large areas in California. Last year, major fires like the Woolsey and Camp fires, destroyed thousands of acres of woodland, thousands of homes and disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of residents. And, in almost every newsreel, you saw firefighters and other first responders, doing tasks, such as fighting the fires, clearing a fire line, help escaping residents and much more. It begs the question, “How does California…

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"5-Alarm Task Force" - Episode 4-6 - Chief Shawn Oke - Using Enhanced Water

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 9:28am 0 Comments

For as long as there have been people, fire and those willing to quench unexpected issues from fire, the basic tenet was “put the wet stuff on the red stuff!” Of course, there were no “classes” given to what was burning until many years later. And to be honest, that premise worked. However, in the last fifty years or so, one of the key issues that has changed is WHAT is burning and what is the safest and most expedient way to snuff these more modern flames.

 

On this podcast,…

Continue

What's Up on the "5-Alarm Task Force" Podcast!

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:49am 0 Comments

Does your department have a plan in place for its future? Do you know when your current apparatus will be deemed out-of-date and how they will be replaced? Tune in to our latest episode with my guest, Capt. John Dixon. Captain Dixon discusses the importance of having a Strategic Vision Plan for your department and provides guidance on how to start the process. Tune in via your favorite podcast platform or on our website,…

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