Featured Blog Posts – July 2018 Archive (5)

The Firefighter Cancer Initiative - Re-Visit Our Podcast With Participating Doctors

Due to the level of importance this podcast bears, I am releasing it today in hopes that many of you will have the opportunity of listening to it over the weekend. Keeping with this important topic, I am following up the previous two “summer” shows with one we recorded this past March, featuring Alberto Caban-Martinez, DO, PhD and Natasha Schaefer-Solle, PhD, RN of the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Care Centers, along with…

Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 27, 2018 at 10:21am — No Comments

Bursting The 3rd World Myth - Fire Engines Don't Fight Fires, They Are Just Tools To !

Though an International Emergency Management Practitioner, I come from a developing Country Kenya, or if you may a third world Country for that matter. What is amazing in Kenya and I believe in most African Countries, is our fixation especially those in leadership positions, particular the finance decision makers on a myth.

They tend to believe that for a County or local Government Fire Service to be deemed efficient it all boils down to having new fire engines, which rather enforces…


Added by Capt Ahmed Taib on July 26, 2018 at 4:44am — 1 Comment


I was like many of you. I had heard on the news or had read in one of the trade journals, that firefighters had been diagnosed with cancer. It often pointed to FDNY and these were firefighters who had worked, so determinedly, on the Pile left after the collapse of the WTC on 9|11. However, as I was about to learn, this was just the tip of the iceberg, as they say.


This “Out-of-the-Vault” episode of “5-Alarm Task Force,” takes us back to March 2017. My guest was Bill Banks, a…


Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 16, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments

Physical Fitness Standards To Save Lives: Ours And Theirs

Physical Fitness Standards To Save Lives: Ours And Theirs


            Cardiac events are a leading cause of line of duty deaths among firefighters. The NFPA reports that in 2016 the leading cause of fire scene deaths for firefighters was sudden cardiac arrest at 38% of the total of firefighter fatalities (Firefighter Deaths, n.d.). While the cardiac impact that firefighting has on the heart does include aspects that we cannot…


Added by Michael DeStefano on July 14, 2018 at 9:47pm — 6 Comments

Episode 62 - LEADERSHIP: An Introspective Analysis

The word, “leadership,” especially in the ranks of first responders, is bandied about by many. And for all those that participate in this conversation, there are probably at least, twice or three times the number of definitions of what leadership is in emergency services. In this podcast, our guest, Asst. Chief John Luca of Boca Raton Fire-Rescue Services, provides us with a new and deeper definition of the term and strongly encourages us to look inward first, before we even think of leading…


Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 2, 2018 at 8:45am — No Comments

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