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Pride and Ownership

Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter's Love for the Job


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Chief Rick Lasky talks to firefighters about their passion for the fire service, current issues in the firefighting community, and more.

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Rick Lasky and Glenn Corbett continue their discussion of fire service history and traditions. In this episode they discuss the significance of Ben Franklin on American firefighting and fire protection, steam engines, the development of the... more

Rick Lasky is back with Glenn Corbett to discuss fire service traditions. This episode originally aired on January 21, 2008. They discuss fire musters, the use of hand pumpers, wetdowns of apparatus, early firefighting equipment, and more.

In the next section of this replay of a podcast from January 2008, host Rick Lasky and Glenn Corbett continue their discussion on fire service traditions and history. Among other things, they discuss the meaning of the term "exempt" when it... more

Host Rick Lasky and Glenn Corbett continue their discussion on fire service tradition and ceremonies. In this replay of a podcast that originally aired in 2008, the two discuss the impetus behind their tradition class at FDIC, the history... more

In this rebroadcast of a podcast that aired in 2008, Rick Lasky talks to Fire Engineering Technical Editor Glenn Corbett about firefighter traditions. They discuss frontispieces on fire helmets, fire boxes, and much more.

In Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Chief Rick Lasky talk to Marrero Estelle (LA) Fire Department Deputy Chief Blake Hunter and Captain Gus Tierney about the 10 year annivesary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm's effects on the fire service... more

In this brand-new Webcast, Chief Rick Lasky speaks to members of the Consumnes (CA) Fire Department about wildland firefighting in California.

Host Rick Lasky continues his discussion on fire service history with Professor Glenn Corbett of John Jay College, where they delve into the history of the term "runs" in the fire service, leather fire helmets, the flamboyance of the early fire... more

In this rebroadcast of a program from December 2007, Rick Lasky has a sit down with Glenn Corbett, Fire Engineering Technical Editor and fire service historian, to discuss some of the traditions of the fire service. In this installment, they discuss... more

In this replay of an original Fire Engineering podcast from December 6, 2007, Chief Rick Lasky of Pride & Ownership discusses how his program first began.