PODCAST

February 26, 2021

S6, E63 First Responder Fitness for a Reshaped World with FDNY Captain Joy Garcia

By mid-March 2020, several states, including New York, were locked down and people were experiencing in real time the watershed change the country would soon fully experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the earliest businesses to be closed were gyms and fitness centers. It was, […]
January 29, 2021

S6, E62 Trapped Victims Rescued from the Floor Above with FDNY Chief Tom Fitzgerald and Lieutenants Rich Davan and Rob Brown

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2020, FDNY companies in Washington Heights, Manhattan encountered heavy fire and multiple people trapped on the top floor – the floor above the fire – of a six story U-shaped residential building. Battalion Chief Tom Fitzgerald (Battalion 16), […]
November 19, 2020

S5, E60 Educational and Public Safety Outreach During a Pandemic with FDNY Captain Michael Kozo and Director of Community Affairs Fabricio Caro

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDNY Community Affairs Unit pivoted their primary fire and life safety outreach from a largely in-person model to a mainly digital one. While difficult, it was a move that was made a bit easier as the Department […]
October 30, 2020

S5, E59 The COVID-19 Crisis and the Importance of Forward Planning with FDNY First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh

When the COVID-19 crisis began in early 2020, the Department and its members were challenged in ways like never before. The pandemic’s arrival proved to be both deadly and difficult to combat. One of the core duties of the Department’s First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is […]
September 30, 2020

S5, E58 Remembering 9/11 with Chief of Department John Sudnik

Each year on the FDNY Pro Podcast, we mark the anniversary of September 11, 2001 by featuring an FDNY member who responded to the WTC attacks on that day. John Sudnik began his career as an FDNY Firefighter appointed in October 1989 and assigned to Engine […]
August 21, 2020

S5, E57 “The Last Resort” A Lifesaving Roof Rope Rescue with FDNY Lieutenant Jim Lee

As seen in the FDNY Pro Film, The Last Resort, on October 27, 2016, an early morning fire in an upper Manhattan 5-story tenement left residents fleeing for their lives. With a fire escape located only on the front of the building, and heavy fire on […]
July 24, 2020

S5, E56 Top Floor Fires with Lieutenant Michael Scotto

Fighting top floor fires in H-Type buildings or large multiple dwellings is complicated and challenging. FDNY Lieutenant Michael Scotto, a 41-year member of the Department currently working at Ladder 58 in the Bronx, joins host Battalion Chief Brian Mulry to discuss the operational challenges Firefighters have […]
February 26, 2021

S6, E63 First Responder Fitness for a Reshaped World with FDNY Captain Joy Garcia

By mid-March 2020, several states, including New York, were locked down and people were experiencing in real time the watershed change the country would soon fully experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the earliest businesses to be closed were gyms and fitness centers. It was, […]
January 29, 2021

S6, E62 Trapped Victims Rescued from the Floor Above with FDNY Chief Tom Fitzgerald and Lieutenants Rich Davan and Rob Brown

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2020, FDNY companies in Washington Heights, Manhattan encountered heavy fire and multiple people trapped on the top floor – the floor above the fire – of a six story U-shaped residential building. Battalion Chief Tom Fitzgerald (Battalion 16), […]
November 19, 2020

S5, E60 Educational and Public Safety Outreach During a Pandemic with FDNY Captain Michael Kozo and Director of Community Affairs Fabricio Caro

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDNY Community Affairs Unit pivoted their primary fire and life safety outreach from a largely in-person model to a mainly digital one. While difficult, it was a move that was made a bit easier as the Department […]
October 30, 2020

S5, E59 The COVID-19 Crisis and the Importance of Forward Planning with FDNY First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh

When the COVID-19 crisis began in early 2020, the Department and its members were challenged in ways like never before. The pandemic’s arrival proved to be both deadly and difficult to combat. One of the core duties of the Department’s First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is […]
September 30, 2020

S5, E58 Remembering 9/11 with Chief of Department John Sudnik

Each year on the FDNY Pro Podcast, we mark the anniversary of September 11, 2001 by featuring an FDNY member who responded to the WTC attacks on that day. John Sudnik began his career as an FDNY Firefighter appointed in October 1989 and assigned to Engine […]
August 21, 2020

S5, E57 “The Last Resort” A Lifesaving Roof Rope Rescue with FDNY Lieutenant Jim Lee

As seen in the FDNY Pro Film, The Last Resort, on October 27, 2016, an early morning fire in an upper Manhattan 5-story tenement left residents fleeing for their lives. With a fire escape located only on the front of the building, and heavy fire on […]
July 24, 2020

S5, E56 Top Floor Fires with Lieutenant Michael Scotto

Fighting top floor fires in H-Type buildings or large multiple dwellings is complicated and challenging. FDNY Lieutenant Michael Scotto, a 41-year member of the Department currently working at Ladder 58 in the Bronx, joins host Battalion Chief Brian Mulry to discuss the operational challenges Firefighters have […]