Listen to our latest podcast with Chief Emeritus Charles Werner of the Charlottesville VA Fire Dept., as he discusses the use of UAS - Unmanned Aerial Systems or drones in public safety. Even if your agency is already using one, make sure it is following all federal regulations. They can literally be a lifesaver! Go to our Dalmatian Productions website
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 27, 2018 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Just finished the first of two very interesting interviews with Chief (ret) Charles Werner of the Charlottesville Fire Dept. regarding new technology for first responders. Today's episode is about UAS, aka drones. There is no doubt that these units will be a "game changer" for all first responder agencies.
On Thursday, Chief Werner will join us again to discuss new 3-D technology that will allow an IC to see exactly where in a structure firefighters are.
The first episode will be…
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 26, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments
The “dawn of a new day” is supposed to allow us to start fresh from whatever troubles we underwent the day before. Sadly, today that notion holds no water. Whether you live here in South Florida as we do, or you live “off the grid” and you heard the news on amateur radio, today the sunlight is obscured by the ethereal gun smoke that still hangs over our community where this tragedy occurred and that also drifts over our society as another mass shooting occurs.
We will soon…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 15, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 14, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments
February 10, 2018 - We released another episode of our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force," this morning with a longtime follower and friend, Chris Tobin. In this episode, Chris talked about the importance of multiple levels of mentoring in the fire service. Even after 8 years with his current department, he still considers himself the "rookie" in the firehouse, always seeking to learn from those with more experience. On the other side of this coin, he has recently re-established h…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 10, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments
It has been a difficult start to 2018 for the Fire Service. In less than one week, we lost two of our comrades. On January 3rd, Wamego KS Firefighter John Randle succumbed to his injuries suffered from a fall while returning apparatus to service. And on January 6th, Philadelphia Lt. Matt LeTourneau died as a result of a structural collapse while fighting a rowhouse fire. We mourn their loss along with their families, friends, colleagues and the entire fire service and their…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 3:22pm — No Comments
As I sit here writing this post, we're about 36 hours after the tragic fire in Bronx NY that so sadly took 12 lives. Most of us cannot even imagine losing one family remember or even one neighbor. Yet, one family lost four members, a brave soldier from our Armed Forces, home on Christmas leave, lost his life trying to rescue others, plus another seven poor souls.
The probable cause of this conflagration? A young child, approximately three years old, playing with the knobs on the stove,…
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 30, 2017 at 6:39pm — No Comments
First - We want to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit our new website. Whether you have hit every page or you jumped to read the blog or to listen to our podcasts, we are grateful that you took the time to stop by and see what Dalmatian Productions is all about.
As the title of this post indicates, we all must evolve in some manner to maintain and hopefully, improve our…
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 21, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Just over 1-1/2 years ago, I planted a "seed." What did I "plant?" It was my podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force." Although I was only able to serve in the fire service for eight, short years before an injury forced me to leave, I have never let the fire service leave me. Since 1985, I have tried to stay up-to-date with the growth and evolution in firefighting, leadership, funding, education, etc. One way or another, I kept pace.…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 5, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
While most firefighters know that October is the "designated" month for fire prevention programs, now is a great time, as well.
We can educate our communities about the need for keep live trees moist and green, inspecting lighting strings carefully, not overloading electrical sockets, times, or extension cords and much more.
This is not a task just for those in your Fire Prevention Office, every firefighter can and should play a role in this effort, starting with your own…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on November 29, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments
That's right - You'll now be able to access and listen to our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force" from MyFirefighterNation.com. You'll be able to access the latest podcasts while keeping up with some of biggest news in the Fire Service or while chatting with friends.
Just follow directions where you'll see this code. And don't forget, if there's a topic you would like us to address on an upcoming show or if you would like to be a guest, drop us a line to…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on November 2, 2017 at 10:50am — No Comments
Coming up in the next few weeks on our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Responders:"
1. We talk with Jeff Dill from the Firefighters Behavioral Health Alliance to discuss the difficulties some of our brothers and sisters go through on the job; some facing such troubling issues that they take their own lives.
2. We'll be at the Great Florida Fire School it Ft. Myers FL to catch mini-interviews and sound bytes from some of the top fire instructors in…
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Chief (ret) Bobby Halton. If you're a member of My Firefighter Nation, a reader of Fire Engineering, Fire-Rescue Magazine and others; dammit, if you're a firefighter today you have to know who Bobby Halton is. One of the best, well-respected, and well-learned teacher and mentor to the fire-rescue services.
Normally, our podcasts are about an hour long. Luckily and thankfully, my talk with Chief…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Right now, I'm in the studio editing our inaugural episode of Season 2 of "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Reponders. This episode features my good friend and a business partner, Tom Mitten, a long-time PIO from Elsmere DE. Tom discussed the duties and challenges of the Public Information Officer's position. What if you're in a smaller combo or volunteer department. Do you need a PIO? How would you go about finding one? Tom fills you in on those questions,…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 10, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments
We returned home this week and got straight to work on Season Two of "5-Alarm Task Force."
We've racked up some great guests for this season, including Chief Bobby Halton, Capt. John Dixon, Captain Andy Starnes, Capt (ret) Dennis Tucker and many more.
Don't forget you can find us on Twitter at either @Dalmatprod or @Cause_Origin. If you're new to Twitter and following us, our second ID, @Cause_Origin was originally created to help generate interest and support in a new project…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments
We're taking a brief break from our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force" and will return to production the first week of August.
As Willy Nelson's song, says, "On the Road Again." And we'll be heading to NC next week. Along the way, we hope to have the opportunity to visit some firehouses along the way.
If you're in the Guilford County/Greensboro or the Boone/Blowing Rock areas, drop us a line to DalmatProd@Outlook.com and we'll try to set up a brief meeting to record your thoughts…Continue
Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 11, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments