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With support from the FDNY Foundation, men and women of the FDNY share stories from the field, best practices and lessons learned. The mission of all uniformed personnel who participate in the podcast is to help save lives and offer resources to their peers in the public safety community. Listen to the podcast here or subscribe through the iTunes podcast app or Google Play. The podcast's first season was launched in 2016.

Latest Episodes

August 28, 2018

S3, E33 Recalling Waldbaum’s, 1978

On August 2, 1978, twelve FDNY Firefighters plunged into a burning Waldbaum’s Supermarket when the bowstring truss roof collapsed at the center of the store. Six of the Firefighters made the Supreme Sacrifice. In this episode, retired FDNY Captain Howard Venetsky, who was working in Rescue […]
July 30, 2018

S3, E32 Routine Chemical Exposures in the EMS Workplace with Lt. Robert Carlo

Pre-hospital care providers face many potential job hazards, including exposure to and handling of hazardous chemical substances. In this episode, FDNY EMS Lieutenant Robert Carlo discusses the types of chemical exposures Department Emergency Medical Services members are exposed to, how to identify the symptoms of a […]
June 28, 2018

S3, E31 EMS Museum 2.0 with Chief James “JP” Martin and Captain Jack Quigley

Nearly 26 years ago, the first NYC EMS Museum opened. In 2013, it was closed to make way for some much needed construction. The NYC EMS Museum, located on the grounds of Fort Totten in Bayside, reopened in May 2018 to display how the FDNY’s EMS […]

Podcast Team

ANCHORS & EDITORIAL ADVISORS

CHIEF OF STAFF ELIZABETH CASCIO
BATTALION CHIEF BRIAN MULRY
CAPTAIN SEAN NEWMAN
CAPTAIN FAROOQ H. MUHAMMAD
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER JON PAUL AUGIER

Podcast Team Bios

Elizabeth Cascio

Chief of Staff


Chief of Staff Elizabeth Cascio began her career with New York City EMS in 1984 and has been with FDNY since the 1996 merger. She was promoted to Chief of Staff in 2018. Prior, she served as Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner–the first woman and EMS Officer to do so in Department history. She began her career as an EMT in Brooklyn, later serving as a 911 Medical Dispatcher and as program coordinator for the EMS Cadet Program. In 1994, she helped develop and implement the FDNY CFR training program, teaching Firefighters to respond to medical emergencies.

Brian Mulry

Battalion Chief


Battalion Chief Brian Mulry began his career with the FDNY in 1996, serving as a Chief Officer since 2010. Currently, he is assigned to Battalion 27 in the Bronx. He serves as the Executive Officer to the First Deputy Commissioner. Previous assignments include Ladders 8 and 14 in Manhattan as a Firefighter; Ladder 31 in the Bronx as a Lieutenant; and Captain of Engine 325 in Queens.

Sean Newman

Captain


Captain Sean Newman began his career with FDNY in 1996 and is a charter member of Department’s Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness. He currently works in CTDP’s intelligence branch, where he specializes in counterterrorism, weaponized fire and policy-level analysis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and international studies from Stony Brook University graduating with honors in 2011 from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School with a master’s degree in security studies.

Farooq Muhammad

Captain


Captain Farooq Muhammad joined FDNY EMS in 1996. He began his career as an EMT and moved up the ranks to Paramedic, Lieutenant and Captain. In 2011, he joined the Department’s internal training and information program, DiamondPlate, representing the EMS Academy. He has received awards for his role in producing videos on Intranasal Naloxone and Ebola Preparedness. On the web, he is known for YouTube music videos, highlighting the EMS and Fire professions.