The IAFF Podcast
The IAFF’s Role In Making Wildland Fire Fighting Safer

The IAFF’s Role In Making Wildland Fire Fighting Safer

June 25, 2020

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Our latest episode features Rick Swan, a 33 year veteran of CAL FIRE who now serves as the IAFF Director of Health and Safety Services.  In his duties, Rick oversees the implementation of the IAFF's new Wildland fire training program and advocates for better safety initiatives for fire fighters working in the wildland urban interface.

Rick talks about his time at CAL FIRE, the size and complexity of wildfires, and the 2020 wildfire season. 

I am a Fire Fighter… And I Had COVID-19

I am a Fire Fighter… And I Had COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Captain and IAFF Local 1664 member Larry Lofland joins the show to discuss his vicious battle with COVID-19, what he actually remembers from it, and how it affected his family. Also joining the show is Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1664 President Jeff Buddle to discuss the union's role in assisting Captain Lofland in his time of need.

LAFD: The Boyd Street Incident

LAFD: The Boyd Street Incident

June 9, 2020

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A powerful discussion about the May 16th explosion in a downtown Los Angeles pot shop that injured 12 LAFD/Local 112 members. Captain Scott Barkley and Fire Apparatus Operator Ian Soriano walk through us through the incident, the injuries they sustained and their road to eventual recovery.

IAFF 10th District Vice President Frank Lima and UFLAC Local 112 President Freddy Escobar also speak on their response as IAFF leaders to support their injured members and families in their time of need.

To assist the families of the 12 injured fire fighters, please visit www.uflac.org/charitable.

 

 

The National Hurricane Center and its Role In Public Safety

The National Hurricane Center and its Role In Public Safety

June 3, 2020

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) plays a crucial role in hurricane forecasting.  NHC Hurricane Specialist Andy Latto joins the IAFF Podcast to discuss the great things being done in storm forecasting and what listeners can do to be better prepared as a hurricane approaches.

Tackling Behavioral Health During COVID-19

Tackling Behavioral Health During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

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In their latest episode, Doug and Mark talk with members of the IAFF's Health and Safety Division about their behavioral health initiatives during COVID-19.

Communicating Your Value During COVID-19

Communicating Your Value During COVID-19

March 25, 2020

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Mark and Doug discuss what the IAFF has done to communicate to its membership during COVID-19, what IAFF locals should be doing to strengthen their internal communications, and tips for how to message your role to local media.

Managing Your Retirement Accounts in the Era of COVID-19

Managing Your Retirement Accounts in the Era of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

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IAFF Financial Corp Chief Financial Officer Carrie Tucker sits down with Mark and Doug to discuss the recent stock market volatility, how it is affecting retirement accounts and what fire fighters should be doing during this unprecedented time.

State and Federal Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

State and Federal Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020

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Mark and Doug discuss the resources available on the state and federal level as COVID-19 spreads. Guests include Elizabeth Del Re, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Grants & HazMat Training and Dave Lang, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Policy & Governmental Affairs.

IAFF Podcast- COVID-19 Episode 1

IAFF Podcast- COVID-19 Episode 1

March 19, 2020

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The IAFF debuts its podcast with the first episode in a four part series on the COVID-19 virus.