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Posts by Bob Metcalfe

Firefighter Survival – How To Be a Good Victim (Part 2)

 How To Be a Good Victim is a crucial part of firefighter survival. Far too often we find ourselves training in how to rescue a downed firefighter or a victim, yet we neglect training in how to make ourselves the best “victim” possible should we be pinned, injured, or trapped. This is why firefighter survival…

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Firefighter Survival – How To Be a Good Victim (Part 1)

 How To Be a Good Victim is a crucial part of firefighter survival. Far too often we find ourselves training in how to rescue a downed firefighter or a victim, yet we neglect training in how to make ourselves the best “victim” possible should we be pinned, injured, or trapped. This is why firefighter survival…

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A Special Announcement From The Firefighter Podcast – 016

This episode was tough for me.  Why?  Because I had to announce that the show is taking a break. Yep. Despite the fact that I haven’t released an episode since mid-July, I need to take an even LONGER break due to family commitments.  Back when the show launched in November of 2015, our twin boys…

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Pokemon Go and the Fire Service – 015

Pokemon Go is here to stay.  Seriously. And it will have an effect on our jobs. Yes, Pokemon Go, this stupid little game is wreaking havoc on lives across the country and the world. Whether you like it or not, it’s a reality. So we can be good firefighters and choose to learn what it…

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FIRExTALK w/ Michael Snodgrass – 014

Like learning from conferences, but hate four hours of the same speaker? Then, my friend, you MUST check out FIRExTALK! A few weeks ago while on shift, I stumbled upon this talk by former Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf discussing leadership in the fire service and how his experiences in the SEALS applied. It was a…

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