PODCAST

February 2, 2024

S09, E98 In Studio with FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh

We’re kicking off 2024 by sitting down with FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to discuss a wide range of topics facing the Department including the ongoing lithium-ion battery crisis and how the FDNY is helping combat it on a national, state and local level, the upcoming strategic […]
November 30, 2023

S08, E96 Trench Rescue Operations with FDNY Lieutenant Todd Smith

A trench is considered a temporary excavation where both the length of the floor and the depth of the trench exceeds the width of the floor. Construction and underground utility service and repair are a few of the reasons trenches are dug. The large amount of […]
October 30, 2023

Crane Fire and Collapse: Fighting a Fire in the Sky With FDNY Battalion Chiefs Anthony Pascocello and Mark Rosenbaum

In July 2023, Manhattan FDNY companies were dispatched to a high-rise building under construction with reports of a crane on fire. The construction crane was positioned about five stories above the 45-story building when the engine caught fire. Upon arrival, the crane’s boom, which had 16 […]
September 13, 2023

S08, E94 Hope and Spirituality on the Department’s Darkest Day with FDNY Chaplain Monsignor John Delendick

An FDNY Chaplain since 1996, Monsignor John Delendick has comforted, advised, and ministered to the Department’s members and families for nearly three decades. On September 11, 2001, he responded to the terrorist attacks and served as a pathfinder to safety, first aid and ambulances, while providing […]
August 30, 2023

S08, E93 Heavy Clutter Makes for Challenging Rescues with FDNY Lieutenant Chris Walter and Firefighters Roger Buck and Joseph Andres

Members of Ladder Company 108 carried out multiple rescues amongst challenging conditions and heavy clutter at a Brooklyn fire in May of 2022. In this episode, Lieutenant Chris Walter and Firefighters Roger Buck and Joseph Andres discuss the operation with host Battalion Chief Brian Mulry. For […]
July 28, 2023

S08, E92 Emergency Medical Care in an Elevator Shaft with Lieutenant Shlomo Winkler and Paramedic Kira Watkins

In December 2022, two people plummeted five stories down an elevator shaft at the Bronx Terminal Market. Lieutenant Shlomo Winkler, then a Rescue Paramedic, and Paramedic Watkins, together with numerous on-scene units, worked to treat and free the patient trapped beneath the elevator car. Winkler and […]
June 30, 2023

S08, E91 Evolution of Fighting Wind-Impacted Fires in New York City with FDNY Battalion Chief Gerald Tracy (Retired)

Some of the most difficult fires FDNY members face are wind impacted fires. It’s been more than two decades since the Department began studying the impact of wind in high rise building fires which ultimately led to current protocols, procedures, and equipment developed to help fight […]
February 2, 2024

S09, E98 In Studio with FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh

We’re kicking off 2024 by sitting down with FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to discuss a wide range of topics facing the Department including the ongoing lithium-ion battery crisis and how the FDNY is helping combat it on a national, state and local level, the upcoming strategic […]
November 30, 2023

S08, E96 Trench Rescue Operations with FDNY Lieutenant Todd Smith

A trench is considered a temporary excavation where both the length of the floor and the depth of the trench exceeds the width of the floor. Construction and underground utility service and repair are a few of the reasons trenches are dug. The large amount of […]
October 30, 2023

Crane Fire and Collapse: Fighting a Fire in the Sky With FDNY Battalion Chiefs Anthony Pascocello and Mark Rosenbaum

In July 2023, Manhattan FDNY companies were dispatched to a high-rise building under construction with reports of a crane on fire. The construction crane was positioned about five stories above the 45-story building when the engine caught fire. Upon arrival, the crane’s boom, which had 16 […]
September 13, 2023

S08, E94 Hope and Spirituality on the Department’s Darkest Day with FDNY Chaplain Monsignor John Delendick

An FDNY Chaplain since 1996, Monsignor John Delendick has comforted, advised, and ministered to the Department’s members and families for nearly three decades. On September 11, 2001, he responded to the terrorist attacks and served as a pathfinder to safety, first aid and ambulances, while providing […]
August 30, 2023

S08, E93 Heavy Clutter Makes for Challenging Rescues with FDNY Lieutenant Chris Walter and Firefighters Roger Buck and Joseph Andres

Members of Ladder Company 108 carried out multiple rescues amongst challenging conditions and heavy clutter at a Brooklyn fire in May of 2022. In this episode, Lieutenant Chris Walter and Firefighters Roger Buck and Joseph Andres discuss the operation with host Battalion Chief Brian Mulry. For […]
July 28, 2023

S08, E92 Emergency Medical Care in an Elevator Shaft with Lieutenant Shlomo Winkler and Paramedic Kira Watkins

In December 2022, two people plummeted five stories down an elevator shaft at the Bronx Terminal Market. Lieutenant Shlomo Winkler, then a Rescue Paramedic, and Paramedic Watkins, together with numerous on-scene units, worked to treat and free the patient trapped beneath the elevator car. Winkler and […]
June 30, 2023

S08, E91 Evolution of Fighting Wind-Impacted Fires in New York City with FDNY Battalion Chief Gerald Tracy (Retired)

Some of the most difficult fires FDNY members face are wind impacted fires. It’s been more than two decades since the Department began studying the impact of wind in high rise building fires which ultimately led to current protocols, procedures, and equipment developed to help fight […]