• 01:56

    Episode 961: Building the Unbreakable Firefighter

    in Training

    Ryan Pennington is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia. He is currently assigned to Station 8 and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 15 years of combined Fire, Rescue and EMS experience. Ryan started with a local volunteer department and continued through EMS to spend five years as a Critical Care Paramedic. Ryan transferred to the career fire service in 2003 and has worked for the City of Charleston since 2007. Ryan is currently a WV State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician, and Certified Fire Officer 2. He is very involved teaching EMS and firefighter safety around the country.


  • 00:01

    The Chief's Trumpet

    in Radio

    Host Doug Cline

  • 01:01

    Episode 981: ISFSI

    in Training

    The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, and improve the profession through education and training. ISFSI supports instructors through educational opportunities, networking, mentoring programs, leadership opportunities, instructional resources, and legislative representation.

  • 02:00

    A Conversation on Basement Fires

    in Radio

    Join us live on Wednesday night at 8pm ET

  • 01:02

    Episode 983: Keeping Fire in Your Life

    in Training

    Lieutenant Ray McCormack FDNY and Erich Roden from the City of Milwaukee fire department discuss Urban Firefighting tactics.

  • 01:21

    Episode 982: Tap the Box "Leadership Pit Falls"

    in Training

    Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood and Chief Don DeAngelis will discuss the leading causes that trip up fire officers and how we can better prepare for the position. This will be a great show that you will not want to miss!

  • 00:55

    Episode 969: Street Smart Shop Talk

    in Education

    Join Chief Matt McDowell, of the North Charleston Fire Department, and other members of Safe Firefighter LLC to talk training, firefighting, and much more.

  • 00:32

    Finding Hope in Time of Crisis Pt.2: Metro New York Chapter of C.O.P.S. On Duty

    in Lifestyle

    Last month I featured a FOXOLOGY TODAY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Mr. Dennis Jones, one of NYPD's most successful retired law enforcement detectives who now serves as Executive Director of the Metro New York Concerns of Police Survivors. Today members of his organization join me to talk about how the Metro New York Chapter of C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) aids survivors of Police fatalities. Leslyn Stewart, Chapter President, along with Mr. Bob Bauer who is a retired Nassau County Police Officer now serving in Support Services, and Jackye Hodge, the mother of Detective Sean Carrington who was fatally wounded during a drug bust in 1998 are my special guests. I hope you can tune in!  Showtime is 6:30PM/EST. You can login or call 646.716.9749 to listen.

    For additional information, visit http://www.metronycops.org

  • 01:06

    Dr. Jorge Chiu - Getting Back On The Road

    in Health

    When we last spoke to Guatemala City firefighter/paramedic/heart surgeon Dr. Jorge Chiu, he was riding off into the sunset in a "new" ambulance. The sorely needed vehicle was made possible by the many people who donated money to a fundraiser that was launched and coordinated by photographer and former Talkupy guest Giles Clark.

    Sadly, that was not to be the beginning of a happy ending. The ambulance has been out of commission months due to an accident in early December. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Jorge to the show on Sunday Feb. 1 at 7 pm ET to tell us what happened, how people can help get him back on the road saving lives, and why it's so important to him and the people he serves.

    For more information on Jorge go to his Facebook page  and check out an excellent short film that Giles shot about Jorge and his fellow "bomberos" for Vice magazine last year. To donate to help repair the ambulance, please go to Paypal and send the donation to jorgechiu@rocketmail.com

    Please follow @Talkupy_Radio on Twitter and visit Talkupy.net for more shows!

  • 01:38

    Episode 974: The Professsional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.

    This episode's guest is Candice McDonald who is a volunteer firefighter in the Winona (Ohio) Fire Department and is associated with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association.  She will be discussing "Reputation Management" and how we can work within our firehouses to prevent behavior that is detrimental to the reputation of the fire service. She will offer tips and provide information and ideas on how to implement safeguards in your firehouse  to protect it from reputational threats AND from making headlines for the WRONG reasons. She will also offer ideas as to how social media can be used in a positive way to recruit new members as well as show the public the professional service your volunteer fire department provides!

  • 02:00

    WTR: MARINE/Singer/Activist - John Preston & Sr. Chief Don Shipley

    in Military

    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn is exctied to have the one and only Jeff Young as guest co-host!!  Jeff is former Mil Intel, Former Mil athlete, Former Police Officer, Former pro whitewater paddler, Former HRE PSD (Iraq) In-country manager/ team leader, current full time firearms instructor, and a contributing writer for Warrior Talk Radio. Did I mention cute and cuddly?

    GI Jenn and Jeff Young will be joined by MARINE VETERAN, Singer, Song Writer John Preston and the AMAZING Sr. Chief Don Shipley!

    John Preston is a singer/songwriter raised on a farm in Kentucky and is a great example of a true American born for service. John was highly decorated as a Marine during his tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom and now is currently a Firefighter. Through all of his travels of the world and growth in life he has used music as his storybook to follow his journey.

    Don Shipley retired after 24-years in the Navy as a SEAL Senior Chief in 2003. He served at SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team TWO, the Naval Special Warfare Center (BUD/S) and Naval Special Warfare Group TWO in Little Creek Virginia as a SEAL Advanced Training Instructor.

    He served in eight SEAL Platoons, was Platoon Chief in five, and awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism during a Search and Rescue Mission.

    He conducted operations in Bosnia and Liberia, Africa while at SEAL Team TWO and became the first Non-Corpsman SEAL to graduate Paramedic School.

    Guest Call in 646-595-3504

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