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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

September 30, 2019

S4, E46 FDNY Drones and Robotics with Battalion Chief Anthony Pascocello and Captain Michael Leo

On March 6, 2017, the FDNY launched its first ever tethered drone to respond to a fire in a 6-story building on Crotona Park North in the Bronx. It was a ground-breaking moment. After September 11, 2001, the need for enhanced situational awareness of the incident […]
August 30, 2019

S4, E45 Remembering 9/11 with FDNY Chief of EMS Lillian Bonsignore

Lillian Bonsignore currently serves as the highest ranking officer in FDNY EMS. On 9/11, Chief Bonsignore didn’t hold an official leadership role, but she responded to the World Trade Center hoping to save lives. Having arrived after the first tower fell, Chief Bonsignore quickly realized that […]
July 31, 2019

S4, E44 Operations at Cellar Fires with FDNY Lieutenant Tim Klett

With limited access, egress and ventilation fighting cellar fires is one of the most challenging scenarios firefighters face. Not knowing what you might encounter behind the cellar door makes the advance down the cellar steps difficult and dangerous. FDNY Engine Officer, Lt. Tim Klett of Engine […]


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November 28, 2019

Injuries after Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas

A plant that produces chemical and petroleum-based products exploded Thursday morning just after 1a.m. in Port Neches, Texas, injuring three workers–one of whom had to be air-lifted with serious burns, AP said. The blast blew out windows and doors on homes and apartments up to several […]
November 22, 2019

S4, E48 A Life of Service with FDNY Firefighter and USMC Captain Recordo Demetrius

As of October 2019, more than 1,300 members of the FDNY are veterans or military reservists. That includes Fire, EMS and civilians. As a paramilitary agency, the Department’s organizational structure, tactics, training and culture resembles that of the U.S. Armed Forces. In this episode, FDNY Firefighter […]

Anchor 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

Battalion Chief


Battalion Chief 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.

Podcast Team

ANCHORS & EDITORIAL ADVISORS

CHIEF OF STAFF
ELIZABETH CASCIO

BATTALION CHIEF
BRIAN MULRY

BATTALION CHIEF
SEAN NEWMAN

CAPTAIN
FAROOQ H. MUHAMMAD

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
JON PAUL AUGIER

STAFF

DIRECTOR
JOSEPH D. MALVASIO

EDITOR
KRISTIN ENG

DIGITAL EDITOR
HUGH LESNER

PRODUCER
PATTI MURPHY