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.
ANCHORS & EDITORIAL ADVISORS
CHIEF OF STAFF ELIZABETH CASCIO
CAPTAIN SEAN NEWMAN
CAPTAIN FAROOQ H. MUHAMMAD
LIEUTENANT JON PAUL AUGIER
Podcast Team Bios
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.
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.
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.