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Rapid Fire S1:E7 Fire as a Weapon

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 

Explore the history of fire as a weapon and its uses within the fire service, law enforcement, and the latest technological devices. Listen as Chief Keys is joined by Assistant Fire Chief Homer Robertson of Fort Worth Texas Fire Department and Special Agent in Charge,

Rapid Fire S1:E6 Turning the Table on Bob Keys

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Get a behind the scenes look into Chief Keys’ robust career as Allen Rom takes the lead as host while the Chief shares his experiences becoming a firefighter, completing his first engine run, and moving up the ladder in FDNY.

Rapid Fire S1:E5 Wildland Firefighting and the Impacts of COVID-19

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Discover how Wildland firefighting has evolved this year during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this episode, Chief Keys is joined by Deputy Chief Douglass Ferro, who oversees state and federal programs under Cooperative Fire Protection at the California Department of Forestry and

Rapid Fire S1:E4 Reducing Carcinogen Exposure and Managing Issued PPE

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Get an inside look into how two departments take steps to reduce carcinogen exposure and manage issued PPE. In this episode, Chief Keys is joined by Fire Chief Christopher Bowcock and Firefighter Paul Rushton of Burnaby City Fire Department, and Lieutenant Kevin Tomyk of

Meet Rapid Fire Podcast's Host: Bob Keys

GET TO KNOW BOB KEYS

Chief Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served various municipalities including Midtown Manhattan, until settling into East New York Brooklyn, after being promoted

Rapid Fire S1:E3 How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest

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Assistant Chief Brandon Wade from Austin Fire Department, and Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna, from Sacramento Fire Department, join Chief Keys to discuss how their departments respond during recent protests and the growing civil unrest in their areas.

Rapid Fire S1:E2 Paying Respects to Fallen Firefighters During COVID-19

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Retired Chief Ron Siarnicki, who actively serves as the Executive Director of the National Fallen Fire Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in Maryland, and Joe Minogue, retired FDNY Lieutenant and lead advocate for the NFFF on Long Island, join Chief Keys to discuss how

Rapid Fire S1:E1 How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Fire Service

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Assistant Chief Adam House, who is in charge of training, health and safety for the Sacramento Metro Fire District in California, and Assistant Chief Bryan Norris, the Executive Officer of Emergency Services for the San Antonio Fire Department in Texas, join Chief Keys to

20 Questions With Bob Keys

GET TO KNOW BOB KEYS

Retired Chief Bob Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station, Engine 48, in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served in many areas of NYC including Midtown Manhattan. Soon after earning a promotion to

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