Humpday Hangout: Operational Resilience and Command Tactics

Join us for May’s Health & Safety Hangout as we explore “Operational resilience through command, evaluation and community involvement.” Hosts Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood talk to Harold Blythe of the FDNY about the concept of operational resilience.

They will also speak to Battalion Chief David Polikoff and Lt.  Sam Villani from Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Fire Training and Capital Fire Training about using command tactical charts for accountability and using NIMS to maintain span of control, among other topics.


Humpday Hangout: Firefighters and Cancer

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood and their guests discuss the effects of this terrible disease. They speak with Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Gavin Horn of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, who co-authored a study on firefighter cancer, about wearing your air, the protection offered by firefighting gear, absorption rates, hydrogen cyanide, rehab, and more.