The Firefighters Podcast

Pete Wakefield

The Firefighters Podcast is a global podcast seeking to develop, inspire, connect, motivate, represent & celebrate the world of our emergency services operators through a series of wide-ranging conversations celebrating those within our emergency services family and encouraging the support of this incredible group of people. Operational UK firefighter Pete Wakefield speaks with individuals from all walks of life who share a connection with, can add value to, or can develop those who choose this life path

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#157 Steve Dudeney - LONDON FIREFIGHTER
Aug 21 2022
#157 Steve Dudeney - LONDON FIREFIGHTER
Steve Dudeney joined the London Fire Brigade in 1987 and spent 31 years serving his community.Starting on Blue Watch at Bethnal Green fire station in East London where they averaged around 4000 calls per year.As his career progressed, he took promotion and spent time at both Plaistow and Bow Fire Stations, also in the East End serving in every rank from Firefighter to Temporary Assistant Divisional Officer as Station Commander.He was promoted to Group Manager and worked in Training then at HQ in Special Operations during the 2012 London Olympics.In 2013 he became a Borough Commander for the ‘Borough of fire’ Hackney & for the final eight months moved back to Tower Hamlets and ended up as Commander for the Borough he grew up.He retired in July 2018 and now works as a fire and resilience consultant doing any number of things from fire safety to lecturing on the National Inter Agency Liaison Officers course at the Fire Service College.Steve is the author of LONDON FIREFIGHTER published in 2022 which you can find HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
What to measure & where to focus with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Nov 22 2022
What to measure & where to focus with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Touching base again with Mark as we talk marathon running, Arnold classic, how we view fitness differently & finally what we should measure & value when it comes to "being a fit career firefighter"Mark is a career firefighter, physical trainer and health and fitness advisor for his service in helping firefighters enjoy long career in their peak physical health.Mark also runs Fitness For the Frontline which is an online coaching platform designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter.  Whether it’s carrying an LPP across an overgrown field, lifting a ladder above your head to underrun it or wrestling with cutting gear for 30 mins in a complicated RTC, our bodies are required to lift, push, carry objects in very specific circumstances and that is what the FFF programme focuses on.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#180 Marlie Farm Fatal Incident Debrief December 3rd 2006
Nov 9 2022
#180 Marlie Farm Fatal Incident Debrief December 3rd 2006
On 3 December 2006 fire crews were mobilised to a fire at Marlie Farm located near Ringmer in East Sussex. The incident involved a complex of buildings at which a large volume of fireworks were being stored. As a consequence of the development of the fire, what safety measures were in place failed to protect the explosives from becoming involved in the fire and an explosion occurred killing two firefighting personnel ' one a Watch Manager and the other a retired firefighter working as a video technician - and injuring at least nine others.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#179 Leadership, Work ethic & Wildland firefighting with California Assistant Fire Chief Chad Costa
Nov 6 2022
#179 Leadership, Work ethic & Wildland firefighting with California Assistant Fire Chief Chad Costa
Chad Costa is assistant chief with the City of Petaluma (California) Fire Department. With 20 years of fire service experience, Costa has worked in a variety of organizations, including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), rural districts, semi-rural districts and a city. He is the technology and communications battalion chief and a division group supervisor on California Interagency Team 5. Costa has a bachelor’s degree in emergency services management and a certificate in homeland security.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#173 The Extrication Evolution with the EXIT project & Dr Tim Nutbeam
Oct 17 2022
#173 The Extrication Evolution with the EXIT project & Dr Tim Nutbeam
Dr Tim Nutbeam is a consultant in Emergency Medicine & Lead Consultant Devon Air Ambulance. He is also one of the leads of the EXIT project which has spent years working with the NFCC, UKRO the College of Paramedics and Faculty or Prehospital Care to produce evidence-based guidelines / principles for the extrication of patients trapped in motor vehicles. There is also summary video available through UKRO clicking HERELINKS TO PAPERS:A comparison of the demographics, injury patterns and outcome data for patient injured in motor vehicle collisions who are trapped compared to those patients who are not trapped HERESex-disaggregated analysis of the injury patterns, outcome data and trappedstatus of major trauma patients injured in motor vehicle collisions: aprespecified analysis of the UK trauma registry (TARN) HEREDo entrapment, injuries, outcomes and potential for self-extrication vary with age?  A pre-specified analysis of the UK trauma registry (TARN) HEREThe role of cervical collars and verbal instructions in minimising spinal movement during self-extrication following a motor vehicle collision - a biomechanical study using healthy volunteers HEREAssessing spinal movement during four extrication methods: a biomechanical study using healthy volunteers HEREMaximum Movement and Cumulative Movement (Travel) to Inform our Understanding of Secondary Spinal Cord Injury and its Application to Collar use in Self-extrication HEREA biometrical study to compare spinal movement in a healthy volunteer during extrication, between ‘chain cabling’ and ‘roof-off’ methods of extrication HEREUnderstanding people’s experiences of extrication while being trapped in motor vehicles: a qualitative study HEREA Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubePlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#171 RAF Nurse - Third cancer diagnosis, this time its incurable with Helen Crawford
Oct 15 2022
#171 RAF Nurse - Third cancer diagnosis, this time its incurable with Helen Crawford
Helen is an RAF nurse, wife, mother & currently living with her third cancer diagnosis knowing that this time it is incurable.We connected with Helen through the work we do as The Pink Firefighters where we raise money & awareness for breast cancer. Helen was brave enough to share her story so that others going through similar experiences can find answers, seek support and hear from people a different stage of their journey living with an incurable disease.To seek support about Cancer and how to Live with the disease please visit one of the following links.Breast Cancer NowHelens Facebook PageHelens Instagram accountPatient Advocacy GroupTo find out more about the Pink Firefighters click HERE to support or donate please click HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#169 Paramedics, HART team, Family & Fitness with Paramedic Brad Wheeler of RESCUE FIT UK
Oct 13 2022
#169 Paramedics, HART team, Family & Fitness with Paramedic Brad Wheeler of RESCUE FIT UK
Brad is a Paramedic, member of HART team & father of two. We discuss the challenges facing the NHS and paramedics on the front line today, get insights into their training and CPD, the career paths and options available to people in that sector and also speak about Brad's passion as and advocate for fitter healthier front line responders.Brad also runs RescueFit® which is a fitness facilitator and provider of physical training sessions that combine functional fitness with real world application using frontline equipment and standards.Click HERE to find out more about Brad & Rescue FitListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
#167 Staying fit over a long career with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Oct 11 2022
#167 Staying fit over a long career with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Mark is a career firefighter, physical trainer and health and fitness advisor for his service in helping firefighters enjoy long career in their peak physical health.Mark also runs Fitness For the Frontline which is an online coaching platform designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter.  Whether it’s carrying an LPP across an overgrown field, lifting a ladder above your head to underrun it or wrestling with cutting gear for 30 mins in a complicated RTC, our bodies are required to lift, push, carry objects in very specific circumstances and that is what the FFF programme focuses on.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew