The Year in Disaster

Join Jeremy Mitchell as he reviews of long duration, large-scale disasters with a focus on how small career, combination and volunteer departments respond to these incidents. We will talk about the impact on the organizations and look at how well disaster management plans fared during these responses, all topics important to many of our listeners. […]

The High Performance Instructor

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Image via Wikipedia What defines an average instructor compared to an amazing instructor? While many may say talent, giftedness, or an ability they are born with, becoming an amazing instructor is about skill. In this seminar, we will share and discuss the skills you need to become a high performance instructor. We are not talking […]

FIRE FIT Coming to Firefighter Radio in December!

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Monday, December 12 @8pm EST Image by Justin Liew via Flickr What is fitness? Merriam-Webster (2011) defines fitness as the quality or state of being fit. But what does that mean to a professional in the fire service? A workout program? A diet regiment? Or a physical examination? The truth is many firefighters are selfless […]

Ground Ladder Placement at Residential Fires

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Image via Wikipedia Join Jeremy Mitchell as he discusses a topic important to many of our listeners.  Ground ladders are not thrown with either the frequency or the skill that they once were, yet there are still key objectives on the fireground that often cannot be met without the prompt, skillful placement of ladders. This […]

Social Media Guide for Public Safety

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JUST PUBLISHED! NEW LOW PRICE! And also available in e-book format for your Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader! Check out Brett Hicks’ guide on Incorporating Social Media into Public Safety Communications.  It is available as an e-book or Paperback at This practical guide is an excellent resource for any public safety professional considering implementing social media […]

A Convergence of Technology for Firefighter Training

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Most online training deals with reading text and posting to discussion boards. However, on December 6th, 2011, that is about to change. The Open Fire Academy, International and Firefighter Radio are offering the first class that is both synchronous and asynchronous in delivery. It will encompass live discussion and course delivery, while providing for you jump in […]

Open Fire Academy Starts Affiliate Program Today

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  We want to get the word out about what we are doing to help better promote training to the fire service. If you are a website or blog publisher, we will pay you to promote the Open Fire Academy, International. Promoting our mission and efforts to the fire service is our goal. We want […]

Positive Pressure Ventilation

Join Jeremy Mitchell as his discusses PPV.  PPV is an often misunderstood aspect of the ventilation mission; when it is considered, it is usually as an “after knockdown” adjunct to natural ventilation. However, PPV can also be used in situations where roof access is not available or inadvisable; or, when a fully staffed truck company is unavailable. […]


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Image via Wikipedia Firefighter Radio salutes those who serve, have served and all those standing behind and supporting those currently serving!

RAW: Two Story Structure Fire in Darke County

  DARKE COUNTY, Ohio —  Firefighters from Greenville city and Greenville Township fire and numerous neighboring departments were dispatched to a house fire near Greenville in Darke County. The alarm sounded shortly before 1 a.m. at 6328 Childrens Home-Bradford Road close to State Route 121. Engulfed in flames was a two-story home. There are no […]

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