Dalmatian Productions, Inc.'s Blog (69)

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! THE WEBINAR ON PFOS/PFOA IN OUR BUNKER GEAR!

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!
Our PFOS/PFOA webinar is this evening at 6:30 PM. We have six key individuals who have all played unique roles in the efforts to rid our turnout gear…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 31, 2021 at 8:45am — No Comments

This Tuesday - Webinar 6:30 PM EDT on PFOS In Our Gear

This Tuesday at 6:30 PM, please join us for our PFOS/Gear Webinar with a great panel and with the latest info!
Tix available at…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 29, 2021 at 10:46am — No Comments

One Week Until Our PFOS/PFOA Webinar

We are less than ONE week away from our webinar, "PFOS/PFAS How We Can and Will Move Ahead to a Safer Future," on Tuesday evening, August 31st at 6:30 PM EDT.

If you have concerns about these forever chemicals in our bunker gear, (both new and used, dating back to 1977!) them this webinar is for you! The presenters are each leaders in their field, including IAFF General President, Ed Kelly, Attorney Rob Bilott of the Taft Law Group, Graham Peaslee, PhD., Notre Dame Univ., Firefighter…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 25, 2021 at 10:24am — No Comments

Moving Past PFOS/PFAS in Our Bunker Gear!

Do you follow "gross decon" protocols? Is your gear properly cleaned after ANY fire, from dumpster to apartment complex? What about what's in your gear?
Join us on 8/31 at…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 20, 2021 at 9:58am — No Comments

Check Out Our Season 6 Premiere Episode!

Today, we launched our sixth season of our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force." My guest is Todd LeDuc, Executive Assistant Chief (ret) for Broward County Sheriff's Office Division of Fire-Rescue and Chief Strategy Officer for Lifescan Wellness Centers.Todd will explain how, more than a decade ago, he came to bring Lifescan Wellness Centers to Broward Fire Rescue and the lives that have been saved due to early detection of mostly, asymptomatic conditions!

We also announce what the First and…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 18, 2021 at 11:57am — No Comments

Join Our Webinar on How We Will Move Beyond PFOS/PFOA

If you're in the fire service, the past few years we've heard a lot about PFOS/PFAS. But few, if any of us, will leave this job we love, because of it.
We've learned a good deal since then and want to share with you what "tomorrow" may look like, Join us for our…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 10, 2021 at 11:49am — No Comments

Join Our Webinar on How We Will Move Beyond PFOS/PFOA

If you're a member of the great family of firefighters, you've probably either heard of or read something about the terms, "PFOS/PFOA" or the term, "forever chemicals."Over the last several years, with thanks to many in the fire service, the trades and even researchers who study carcinogens that we face in, we've learned they have been found in the AFFF we used for years and even in our bunker gear.…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 26, 2021 at 11:50am — No Comments

MAYDAY!! - MAYDAY!! - Do You Know What to Do?

Whether you're a career or volunteer firefighter, you have probably learned how to declare a MAYDAY, if you find yourself in unexpected danger. You may also have learned and trained to be a member of a RIT/RIC team. But,…
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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 20, 2020 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

Episode 5- 10 - Chief Dan Kerrigan & Capt. Jim Moss

Firefighter health, wellness and fitness-for-duty – you have often heard us address these topics because they define our abilities as firefighters. If you do not take care of yourself, how do you expect to be able to care for others?

Our returning guests, Chief Dan Kerrigan and Capt. Jim Moss, have dedicated themselves to teaching just how important these topics are, not just by learning about them, but by embracing their values and making these values part of your life. If you want…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 10:39am — No Comments

Special Episode to Introduce Tom Mitten & F.R.E.T.

There have been any number of changes here at the “5-Alarm Task Force” podcast since we started in Fall of 2016. Our guest list is amazing, we have recorded over 150 episodes, we are on every major (and numerous, “minor”) podcast platforms and we have listeners in over 40 countries and, we moved to the Zoom platform! You might think we have attained all our goals. Nope!

 

If you are a regular listener, you know that we recently added a new monthly installment of the series,…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on November 9, 2020 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Episode 5- 8 - How to Leand the Fire Service for the Next 50 Years" with Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO

From the newest cadet to the 30-year firefighter, we have all become part of the “fire culture.” We enjoy hearing stories from the senior folk and cannot help but to juxtapose those stories to this fire service in 2020. Lots of changes and adaptations have occurred. For some we know the reason and for others, we have no idea. Most of those changes came about through the first person who thought about them. They shared that idea with others and, sometimes soon and sometimes much later, those…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on October 23, 2020 at 8:56am — No Comments

Episode 5-7 – Robert A. Bilott, Esq. – The Fight Against PFAS/PFOS

We fight fire, we fight HAZMAT, we rescue the ill and injured. And we don’t think twice about doing so. This is who we are and what we do. However, imagine that your enemy is unseen, yet deadly. You have no way to protect yourself, not your gear, or SCBA! What do you do?

 

That is part of question raised by attorney Robert Bilott. If you saw the…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on October 20, 2020 at 2:33pm — No Comments

New Firefighter Created Nonprofit to Help Fireghiters in dire Need

Firefighter’s Podcast Creates Non-Profit to Benefit First Responders

A Disabled Firefighter & Friends Seek to Help Firefighters in Need

 

[Coral Springs FL October 7, 2020] — The firefighting podcast, “5-Alarm Task Force,” launched the non-profit, “5-Alarm Task Force Corp.” The non-profit will support firefighters and other first responders, as well as their families.

 

Steve Greene, a former volunteer…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on October 8, 2020 at 12:39pm — No Comments

First Responders and the Coronavirus

For well over a month, our lives and the lives of millions of people across six of the seven continents, have been turned upside down. The loss of life has been like nothing that has been seen since 1918! And the interruptions to our lives, from home quarantines, online schooling for our children, a ridiculous run on toilet paper, etc.

 

My guest on this podcast is Anthony Mangeri, a certified Public Manager, volunteer firefighter/EMT and he has many years’ experience in public…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on April 13, 2020 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

Coronavirus Seminar for First Responders

5-Alarm Task Force and Insight Training LLC are proud to present a Coronavirus Webinar for First Responders, sponsored by Life Scan Wellness Centers. 

Friday, April 17th at 1:00 PM.EDT. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing if you're unable to join us at 1:00 PM EDT.

Tickets are $10 and all net proceeds will be donated to the NFFF and a vetted Go Fund Me Page for PPE for first responders.

Get your tickets at …

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on April 3, 2020 at 8:38am — No Comments

Boosting Morale By Allowing Firefighters to Do Firefighter Things!

In any organization, morale is one of the most important facets of the group, whether they are volunteers at a religious facility, workers in a mill, or the staff of a huge law firm encompassing an entire floor of a high-rise. Yet, it plays an even more important role for a cadre of first responders, especially, the fire service.

 

Most of us have seen a fire department, maybe our own or a neighboring, where morale is low. While vigorously trained to fight structure fires and…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on February 13, 2020 at 10:12am — No Comments

5-Alarn Task Force's 2019 Review

First, I hope that you and yours had a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Though we’re just starting 2020, 2019 was another great year for 5-Alarm Task Force. Here are some of our stats for 2019.

1. Once again, we “crossed the world,” with listeners in nearly 40 countries, on six of the seven continents! (p.s. I'm still attempting to contact the fire brigade at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. That would place us on all SEVEN…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on January 7, 2020 at 1:15pm — No Comments

BUILD YOUR CULTURE - PROFESSIONALISM V. MINIMALISM

As firefighters we constantly face challenges, however not all of them are at an emergency scene. Many of these challenges occur every day; often before we ever leave the station. And many of those challenges deal with our attitudes. You might be surprised at the toll that a wrong attitude can have.

 

My guests for this episode of “5-Alarm Task Force,” are Sean Duffy and Pablo Gener, of the “Build Your Culture,” training group. As with most choices we face in life, there is a…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 17, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

Th Importance of the 360 Size-Up + More

As long as we have had two-way radios in the fire service, the first arriving officer (or whomever was in a “right seat”) would provide some sort of report upon arrival. In my active years in two different departments from ’77-’85, the FAO might give a 15-30 “quick view” to dispatch. I remember being assigned to “recon” a structure file, a few times and report back to the ranking officer on scene. And mind you, in those days we had two radios: one fixed in the apparatus and one for the…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 11, 2019 at 10:08am — No Comments

Big Challengers - Small Departments

Many of us in the fire service believe that, for the most part, most fire departments in North America are the same, other than size and run numbers, with some being career and others volunteer. Part of that broad statement is that many of us still face major organizational problems. How we deal with them might make a difference.

 

Chief Stan…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on December 4, 2019 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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