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The FDNY Pro podcast brings together professionals and experts in the field of Fire and EMS, offering their firsthand knowledge and experience. Hear from the pros as they discuss what they’ve learned on the front lines.

Episode Date
S3, E36 FDNY Apparatus Positioning with Battalion Chief Christopher Eysser and Lieutenant Ray McCormack
27:43
Frequent drilling and communication prior to arrival at a fire is critical to proper apparatus positioning. Veteran FDNY members, Battalion Chief Christopher Eysser and Lt. Ray McCormack discuss efficient and effective placement techniques of the FDNY’s fleet that can elevate performance on the fireground and even […]
Nov 29, 2018
S3, E35 Double Jeopardy at a Bronx Fire with FDNY Lt. Michael Ciampo
28:26
During the early morning hours on September 17, 2016, Bronx Box 2759 was transmitted for a commercial occupancy fire. While entering the occupancy and on their initial size-up, no units had encountered any signage for steel plating and were surprised to find it both on the […]
Oct 25, 2018
S3, E34 Points of Reflection with Chief of EMS James Booth
28:30
Chief James Booth is a 35-year veteran of the FDNY with experience responding to some of the most significant natural and manmade disasters to occur during his career. Chief Booth responded to the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the terrorist attacks on […]
Sep 28, 2018
S3, E33 Recalling Waldbaum’s, 1978
21:14
On August 2, 1978, twelve FDNY Firefighters plunged into a burning Waldbaum’s Supermarket when the bowstring truss roof collapsed at the center of the store. Six of the Firefighters made the Supreme Sacrifice. In this episode, retired FDNY Captain Howard Venetsky, who was working in Rescue […]
Aug 28, 2018
S3, E32 Routine Chemical Exposures in the EMS Workplace with Lt. Robert Carlo
23:38
Pre-hospital care providers face many potential job hazards, including exposure to and handling of hazardous chemical substances. In this episode, FDNY EMS Lieutenant Robert Carlo discusses the types of chemical exposures Department Emergency Medical Services members are exposed to, how to identify the symptoms of a […]
Jul 30, 2018
S3, E31 EMS Museum 2.0 with Chief James “JP” Martin and Captain Jack Quigley
22:18
Nearly 26 years ago, the first NYC EMS Museum opened on the grounds of Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens. In 2013, it was closed to make way for some much needed construction. The NYC EMS Museum reopened in May 2018 to display how the FDNY’s EMS […]
Jun 28, 2018
S3, E30 Reduce Your Risk Initiative with FDNY Deputy Chief Joseph Jardin
24:16
The FDNY’s Reduce Your Risk project was established in 2017 by the Department’s Contamination Reduction Workgroup to increase awareness of the cancer risk faced by Firefighters and promote the proactive measures that should be taken to combat this deadly, but frequently, avoidable occupational hazard. FDNY Deputy […]
May 31, 2018
S3, E29 Annual Medicals – A Lasting Impact with FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly
23:47
On March 16, 2018, FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly retired after 37 years of dedicated service. The FDNY has set the standard for monitoring the health and well-being of its members and Dr. Kelly was instrumental in getting that done. Dr. Kelly began the […]
Apr 30, 2018
S3, E28 Train Brave with FDNY Rescue Paramedics Silvana Uzcategui and Krista O’Dea
25:17
In 2017, for the first time ever at the FDNY Academy, the majority of Rescue Paramedic trainees were women. Rescue Paramedics bring advanced pre-hospital care to any civilian or member of service in a precarious position while extrication procedures take place. Members selected for this program […]
Mar 28, 2018
S3, E27 Inside the FDNY Fitness Unit with Captain Thomas Tanzosh
28:10
Given the rigorous demands of first responders’ jobs and increased risk for cardiac events, finding a fitness routine that works is critical. In this episode, the head of the FDNY Fitness Unit, Captain Thomas Tanzosh, gives listeners an inside look at how the FDNY trains its […]
Feb 28, 2018
S3, E26 The FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) with Dr. Doug Isaacs and Paramedic Juan Henriquez
24:02
The FDNY, in partnership with the FDNY Foundation, is proud to have spearheaded the annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC). MSOC continues to be the conference that military, federal, state and local emergency medical responders attend to share their experiences, best practices, and ideas. In this […]
Jan 25, 2018
S2, E25 A Critical Link in the Chain of Survival with FDNY Deputy Chief James Darnowski
18:52
The chain of survival is a series of steps, which give a victim of cardiac arrest the best chance of survival. Early CPR is an important link in this chain, but far too often it is administered too late, or not at all. FDNY Deputy Chief […]
Dec 28, 2017
S2, E24 Evolution of FDNY HazMat with Battalion Chief Robert Ingram and Firefighter Joseph Iovino
29:34
FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Ingram and Firefighter Joseph Iovino, both founding members of HazMat Company 1, discuss their unit’s origins, specialized training and protocol, and role in modern day disaster response. They examine major incidents they’ve personally been involved in, and discuss what it takes to […]
Nov 16, 2017
S2, E23 Leading the Invisible with FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Lillian Bonsignore
27:42
FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Lillian Bonsignore discusses the qualities of a successful leader, recognizing that rank doesn’t necessarily translate to success in leadership. Guidelines and protocols are in place to guide us, but it’s important to be able to adapt and overcome difficulties in dynamic situations. […]
Oct 25, 2017
S2, E22 The Chelsea Bombing: One Year Later with FDNY Chief Joseph D. Liselli
23:48
FDNY Chief Joseph D. Liselli recounts response measures and operations during the 2016 Chelsea bombing. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Sep 22, 2017
S2, E21 The Right Tools for the Job with FDNY Lieutenant Yonatan Klein
24:20
FDNY Lieutenant Yonatan Klein discusses how the FDNY researches, develops and selects the best tools and equipment for members. Lieutenant Farooq Muhammad hosts.
Aug 31, 2017
S2, E20 Maximizing Resources During MCIs with FDNY Captain Charles Fraser
29:19
FDNY Captain Charles Fraser details how to maximize and expand your resources for a mass casualty incident. Lt. Farooq Muhammad hosts.
Jul 10, 2017
S2, E19 Air-Supported Structures with FDNY Lieutenant Stephen Rhine Discusses
15:53
FDNY Lieutenant Stephen Rhine sits down to discuss the intricacies of operating at emergencies in air-supported structures, an increasingly popular form of construction. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Jun 15, 2017
S2, E18 Peer Support Groups with FDNY Captain Frank Leto
23:08
FDNY Captain Frank Leto describes how the FDNY Counseling Service Unit’s Peer Support Groups support all members with an array of services. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner, Elizabeth Cascio hosts.
May 26, 2017
S2, E17 Terrorism and Intelligence with FDNY Captain Chris Ward
20:12
FDNY Captain Chris Ward discusses the role that intelligence plays for first responders, including how the FDNY keeps terrorism awareness on the front lines through its weekly intelligence product, Watchline. Captain Sean Newman, of the FDNY Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness, hosts.
Apr 28, 2017
S2, E16 Recognizing Heart Disease with FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly and FDNY Attending Cardiologist Doctor Dianne Acuna
29:21
FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly and FDNY Attending Cardiologist Dr. Dianne Acuna discuss how to recognize heart disease as well as the effects that heart disease has had on the first responder community at large. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Mar 06, 2017
S2, E15 “EMS Anthem” with FDNY Lieutenant Farooq Muhammad
23:06
FDNY Lieutenant Farooq Muhammad reaches over one million views for his video, “EMS Anthem,” and discusses what inspired him to create music about the job he describes as a calling. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner, Elizabeth Cascio hosts.
Feb 28, 2017
S2, E14 Mental Toughness on the Battlefield and the Fireground with FDNY Firefighter and US Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler
28:36
FDNY Firefighter and US Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler describes the FDNY’s new Mental Performance Initiative by detailing his experiences on the battlefield in the Middle East and on the fireground here in New York City. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Jan 12, 2017
S1, E13: Saved by the Department He Served with FDNY Firefighter Kenny Ruane (Retired)
21:05
FDNY Firefighter Kenny Ruane (retired) shares what it was like to be saved by the Department he served for over four decades after going into cardiac arrest just days before Thanksgiving in 2015. He also talks about the impact of being reunited with his rescuers at […]
Dec 13, 2016
S1, E12: Complex Firefighting Ops at a U-Shaped Multiple Dwelling with FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas and FDNY Battalion Chief Brian Mulry
21:15
Chiefs Jay Jonas and Brian Mulry recount operations, decisions, and lessons learned while operating at a complex fire in a multiple dwelling in the Bronx. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Nov 17, 2016
S1, E11 Firefighter Assist and Search Teams with FDNY Firefighter Anthony Caterino and FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas
19:17
Firefighter Anthony Caterino describes the importance of the FAST Unit in maintaining firefighter safety during an emergency operation. Chief Jay Jonas joins the conversation detailing his past experiences being deployed as a FAST Unit Captain during a rope rescue. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Nov 17, 2016
S1, E10 23rd Street Fire and its Lasting Impacts with FDNY Chief of Safety Allen Hay (Retired)
25:01
Retired Chief Allen D. Hay shares the memories that his father, Deputy Chief Allen Hay, passed down to him about his response to the 23rd Street Fire in 1966. Chief Hay, who retired as Assistant Chief of Safety, also details safety measures that have been modified […]
Oct 17, 2016
S1, E9 23rd Street Fire Ops with FDNY Assistant Chief Edward Butler (Retired) and FDNY Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn (Retired)
28:12
Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn and Assistant Chief Edward Butler (both retired) talk about their experiences operating at the 23rd Street Fire in this special anniversary podcast. Chief Dunn and Chief Butler also discuss implications and lessons learned throughout the decades that have followed. Captain Sean Newman, of the […]
Oct 17, 2016
S1, E8 Medical Oversight During 9/11 Response, Rescue and Recovery Effort with FDNY Chief Medical Director Doctor Glenn Asaeda
22:49
Dr. Asaeda recollects 9/11 by describing the medical oversight that he provided as the attack on the World Trade Center unfolded. Dr. Asaeda describes his decisions on topics such as patient care and preparations for a mass casualty incident. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire […]
Oct 03, 2016
S1, E7 EMS Ops Before, During and After the Collapse of the WTC with FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Janice Olszewski
24:26
Deputy Assistant Chief Olszewski recounts her experiences as a then-newly promoted EMS Captain. She discusses the decisions that guided staging, triage, transportation and other considerations for EMS operations on 9/11. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner, Elizabeth Cascio hosts.
Oct 03, 2016
S1, E6 Marine Ops and Emerging Threats with FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Abbamonte
18:11
Battalion Chief Joseph Abbamonte sits down and details the complexities of marine operations in New York City harbor, home to one of the busiest ports in the country. He discusses the tools, training, preparedness and response measures of the FDNY marine unit. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier […]
Sep 23, 2016
S1, E5 Why You May Not Be Hearing Important Info on the Fireground with FDNY Lieutenant Robert Brown
20:33
Lieutenant Robert Brown discusses some of the effects of stress on the body during fire operations, including auditory exclusion. He walks listeners through the body’s response during a highly stressful event and offers suggestions for countering unwanted physical responses to stress. Lieutenant Jon Paul Augier hosts.
Sep 23, 2016
S1, E4 Safe Vehicle Operations with FDNY Lieutenant Joseph Yolles
16:14
Lieutenant Joseph Yolles discusses the importance of training personnel who operate emergency vehicles. He describes in great detail how FDNY administers its training program to ensure safe operations on New York City streets. Captain, and Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner, Elizabeth Cascio hosts.
Jul 29, 2016
S1, E3 Acting While Off-Duty with FDNY EMTs Shaun Alexander and Khadijah Hall
17:30
EMTs Shaun Alexander and Khadijah Hall discuss the decisions first responders face to act while off-duty and how Alexander and Hall applied those principles during a shootout in Brooklyn in which they helped save the life of an NYPD officer. Captain Elizabeth Cascio, Executive Officer to […]
Jul 27, 2016
S1, E2 Dangerous V Collapses with FDNY Chief Joseph R. Downey
17:20
Lt. Jon Paul Augier sits down with Battalion Chief Joseph Downey, a 31-year veteran of the FDNY who is currently assigned to the Rescue Battalion of the Special Operations Command. Listen as Chief Downey discusses the FDNY’s response to the eight-story building collapse on 38th Street […]
Jun 08, 2016
S1, E1 Mission to Liberia with FDNY Doctor Dario Gonzalez
18:30
Doctor Dario Gonzalez, FDNY Office of Medical Affairs Physician, interviewed by Captain Elizabeth Cascio, Executive Officer to the Fire Commissioner and 32-year veteran of Emergency Medical Service. Doctor Gonzalez serves as the FDNY representative for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Urban Search and Rescue […]
Apr 05, 2016