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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

February 28, 2019

Backdrafts, Smoke Explosions and Flashovers with FDNY Captain John Ceriello

Rapid fire events are a rare phenomenon that even the most seasoned Firefighter may never encounter during their careers. And while there is much still to learn about what environments or tactics are best suited to avoid them, there are some patterns to their occurrences. In […]
January 31, 2019

The Benefits of Teaming up with FDNY Firefighters and Athletes David Guilford and Michael Reno

Training for an athletic event with a team brings lots of benefits, including improved performance and accountability. Even when participants compete as individuals, the opportunity to connect with others is there. In this episode, FDNY Firefighters David Guilford and Michael Reno talk about their involvement with […]
December 19, 2018

Pipeline to an FDNY Career with FDNY Assistant Commissioner Michele Maglione and EMT Denzel Adonis

The Fire Department of the City of New York is continually looking to advance the opportunities for young people to become part of the City’s Bravest. To help support this goal, the Department has created a Youth Workforce Development Initiative. To date, this initiative’s programs have […]


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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