A podcast by Fire Engineering.
We’d like to thank Fire Engineering for this opportunity, and you all for listening in. We hope this project brings a greater awareness to the Main Street buildings in your area.
Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts on Fire Engineering.
Main Street Firefighting Intro
New hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady take over from Joe Pronesti. Join them as they examine legacy construction issues on Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street Firefighting: Joe Pronesti
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with guest Joe Pronesti, assistant chief of the Elyria (OH) Fire Department, about a recent Main Street fire in his city.
Main Street Firefighting: Andy Young
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk about common building construction training problems and speak with guest Andy Young about a “Main Street” fire.
Main Street Firefighting: Shawn Donovan
This week, hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with Shawn Donovan of Boston Fire (currently assigned to Rescue 1) on a variety of topics related to legacy buildings including rehabs, tactics, training, and more.
Main Street Firefighting: David O’Neal
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with Akron (OH) Fire Department’s District Chief of Special Operations Division David O’Neal. Chief O’Neal wrote a thesis for the Naval Post Graduate School entitled “Training for Failure in the United States Fire Service.” The chief explains the information presented in his thesis and discusses how it applies to building construction.
FDIC Lex Shady, Chris Tobin, Dave Mellen – Main Street Fire Fighting
Recorded live at FDIC Lex Shady, Chris Tobin, Dave Mellen – Main Street Fire Fighting.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Greg Redmond
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with Captain Greg Redmond with the St. Louis Fire Department.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Aaron Fields
In this episode, hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady explore Aaron Fields’s perspective and experiences in buildings as it pertains to legacy construction.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Reference Materials
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady discuss some reference materials for students to learn more about legacy construction and how it affects firefighters.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Dave LeBlanc
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady interview Chief Dave LeBlanc from Harwich, Massachusetts. The chief is a wealth of knowledge, and allowed us to pick his brain on the firefighting culture of the Cape, what it means to have an aggressive truck culture in terms of overhaul, and the inherent hazards of Cape Cod construction.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Live from FDIC with Bobby Eckert
Hosts Lex Shady and Chris Tobin speak with guest Bobby Eckert live from FDIC International 2022.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Chris Cummings
Hosts Chris Tobin and Alexis Shady are joined by Lieutenant Chris Cummings from the Albany (NY) Fire Department to discuss exposure fires in legacy buildings.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Jeff Rothmeier
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with guest Jeff Rothmeier on his thesis paper, “Tactical Implications of Bold Risk Management in the Fire Service: Realities of Combat Ineffectiveness in the Risk Adverse Culture,” and how it applies to the tactics and culture needed to be successful in fighting fires in legacy buildings.
Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Will Knight
Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady talk with guest Will Knight about his experiences with legacy roof construction.