• 01:02

    The Chief's Trumpet- Becoming a Learning Organization

    in Radio

    Organizations do not organically develop into learning organizations; there are factors prompting their change. As organizations grow, they lose their capacity to learn as company structures and individual thinking becomes rigid. When problems arise, the proposed solutions often turn out to be only short term (single loop learning) and re-emerge in the future.[3] To remain competitive, many organizations have restructured and a cultural change. To create a competitive advantage, companies need to learn faster than their competitors and to develop a customer responsive culture.  Join Chief Douglas Cline as he explores the Learning organization concept with why it is important to success of building a winning team.

  • 01:20

    Episode 657: Tailboard Talk

    in Education

    Have you ever heard someone say, “Hey, hold my beer while you watch this!” Hopefully, it wasn’t at a fire but the idea illustrates 1 of the 7 hazardous behaviors we talk about in this month’s Tailboard Talk. Credit goes to the IAFC who developed a crew resource management manual that, among other things, discusses these behaviors. But, we are easily distracted by shiny objects (kind of like the squirrel chasing the acorn in the movie Ice Age) so we also talk about seeing and adapting to changes in the fire service first. We use pensions and service levels as examples of doing so.

  • 01:22

    Prerecord Tailboard Talk

    in Education

    Dane Carley, Jeff Wallin, and Craig Nelson explore programs and resources provided by the IAFC to the fire service. Some of these programs, like the Firefighter Safety Culture research being conducted by Drexel University, could change the way the fire service looks at its accidents and bring a new dimension to our service's higher reliability. Then, we will talk with Asst. Chief Todd LeDuc from Broward County Fire and Rescue. This is a unique department because it is under the umbrella of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, which is the only entity to be accredited across three professions - fire, EMS, and law enforcement. We will find out how merging into a sheriff's office went so well and how it improved services to the community.

  • 00:58

    Fire Medic Perspective Episode 7

    in Podcasting

    Implementing Change in Emergency Services Join Rom Duckworth and is guest IAFC EMS Section Chief Gary Ludwig as he shares his Fire Medic Perspective on the challenges of implementing change in emergency services. Call in live to bring your questions and concerns about overcoming barriers to progress in your own service.

  • 00:51

    Challenges Facing Integrated Fire/EMS Services

    in Podcasting

             A Fire Medic Perspective Join Rom Duckworth as he chats with Author, National Fire Academy Faculty and IAFC James O Page Award recipient Fire Chief Bruce Evans. Chief Evans will be giving the Fire Medic Perspective on the changes and challenges facing integrated Fire / EMS systems in 2013. What changes and challenges are YOU facing? Call in to add your voice to the conversation.

  • 01:22

    Episode 407: Tailboard Talk

    in Education

    This episode was previously recorded on 11/17/2012 to air today.  No live chat and no live callers tonight.
    Dane Carley, Jeff Wallin, and Craig Nelson explore programs and resources provided by the IAFC to the fire service. Some of these programs, like the Firefighter Safety Culture research being conducted by Drexel University, could change the way the fire service looks at its accidents and bring a new dimension to our service's higher reliability.
    Then, we will talk with Asst. Chief Todd LeDuc from Broward County Fire and Rescue. This is a unique department because it is under the umbrella of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, which is the only entity to be accredited across three professions - fire, EMS, and law enforcement. We will find out how merging into a sheriff's office went so well and how it improved services to the community.
    Clay County Minnesota Sheriff Bill Bergquist will also join us to weigh-in from a mostly rural county that faces current financial and recruiting challenges without sharing services.

  • 01:00

    Episode 233: Back Step Boys

    in Training

    Among many other duties, Chief Ron Kanterman does fire & life safety consultation, fire service training and fire protection through Gold Horn Associates.

    Tom Aurnhammer is the Deputy Chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District in Ignacio, CO.  Join them as they come together as the Back Step Boys and listen in as they share their wealth of fire service knowledge and experience.
    The Back Step Boys' guest will be Battalion Chiet Matt Tobia, of Ann Arundel County, Maryland. Matt is Chair of the IAFC's Safety, Health & Survival Section.

  • 01:19

    Stop, Drop and Roll with the Punches

    in Friends

    This week’s show of STOP DROP and ROLL With the Punches hosted by Billy D. Hayes will feature fire service legend Ron Coleman who served as California State Fire Marshal and IAFC President.
    Also, back by popular demand is prevention guru Wayne Powell formerly of the National Fire Academy.
    Our discussion this week will be a “journey to the future by way of the past.”
    We will discuss the National Fire Heritage Center preserving our past and explore Vision 20/20 of fire prevention into the future.
    Be sure to tune into the only fire and life safety prevention show for the fire service.

  • 01:07

    Episode 22: Firemedically Speaking

    in Education

    Mike McEvoy is the EMS technical editor for FireEngineering magazine and was the first EMS Chief ever elected to the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs.  This week Mike is broadcasting from  broadcasting from the IAFC Fire Rescue Med Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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