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December 22, 2020

S5, E61 2020 Year In Review

The voices from the guests of the FDNY Pro Podcast in 2020 have been informative and noteworthy. In this episode, we’ll revisit highlights from this year, which has certainly presented challenges. Yet through it all, the commitment to public service and safety from our members is […]
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 […]
June 12, 2020

S5, E55 Get to Know Your Gear with FDNY Chief of Safety Michael Meyers

This episode is being released in conjunction with FDNY Safety Week 2020. For the first time ever, the FDNY is sharing our Safety Week training and information on fdnypro.org. The FDNY and FDNY Foundation would like to thank the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for making this […]
May 22, 2020

S5, E54 FDNY EMS On the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic with Paramedic Kimberley Laychock

Kimberley Laychock is a 21-year veteran of the FDNY who is serving on the frontlines of the Coronavirus outbreak in New York City. Sunday, May 17, 2020, marks the start of EMS Week 2020, an annual week-long initiative to promote public safety among all New Yorkers […]
April 18, 2020

S5, E53 Standpipe Operations with Lt Ray McCormack

Even in a vertical city like New York, high-rise construction continues to expand into the outer boroughs where fire companies need to be ready to respond. Thirty-eight year veteran fire officer, Lt. Ray McCormack discusses the Department’s Standpipe Operations and Training. Battalion Chief Brian Mulry hosts. […]
March 24, 2020

S5, E52 A Return to Public Service with EMT Donna Jaworski

Donna Jaworski is saving lives as an FDNY EMT–again. Jaworski previously served as an FDNY EMT before leaving the Department in 2003 to raise her family. She was also a September 11th first responder, having worked at the World Trade Center site during the rescue and […]
April 29, 2021

S6, E65 Valuable Takeaways on Maydays Shared at the FDNY’s Strategic Awareness Program with FDNY Deputy Chief Chuck Downey

In 2018, the FDNY’s Bureau of Training introduced a new initiative called the FDNY’s Strategic Awareness Program. Its mission is to enhance peer education for  Chiefs and their aides across the five boroughs, allowing them to share their experiences on specific topics or operations. Deputy Chief […]
March 22, 2021

S6, E64 Inspiring and Preparing the FDNY’s Next Generation with FDNY Firefighter Jackie-Michelle Martinez

As Special Operations Firefighter Jackie-Michelle Martinez, of Squad 270, approaches her 20th year with the FDNY, she looks back at her career path as a Cadet, EMT, Academy Instructor, and Firefighter. She discusses her experience as the Department’s first Women’s Outreach Coordinator, an historic appointment that […]
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), […]
December 22, 2020

S5, E61 2020 Year In Review

The voices from the guests of the FDNY Pro Podcast in 2020 have been informative and noteworthy. In this episode, we’ll revisit highlights from this year, which has certainly presented challenges. Yet through it all, the commitment to public service and safety from our members is […]
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 […]