Clear For Traffic 04 (Chicken Hands)

Welcome to CLEAR FOR TRAFFIC… sharing your first responder stories. Please contact me so we can get you on.

Today’s story is from my friend and producer Annette its a story from her days working EMS in Ohio. Enjoy!

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Retired FDNY Battalion Chief, John Salka Interview; WOTS 037

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Retired Battalion Chief John Salka. John served 33 years with the FDNY and has had an amazing career as a leader, instructor article contributor and author.

About the author

John Salka (ret) served with the FDNY for over 33 years, the past 15 years a battalion chief in the 18th Battalion in the Bronx. Prior to being promoted to battalion chief, Chief Salka was assigned as the Captain of 48 Engine also in the Bronx.

He is a New York State certified instructor and also lectures nationally. He is a seminar presenter and has presented at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, the FDIC in Indianapolis, the NY State Association of Fire Chiefs show and many other venues. Chief Salka writes the monthly back page column “The Fire Scene” in Firehouse Magazine and has also written for Fire Engineering, Size-Up and the FDNY training magazine WNYF.

John is the author of the best-selling books “First In Last Out Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department” and “The Engine Company.” He received the 2001 FDIC Training Achievement Award for his Get Out Alive firefighter survival training program Chief Salka has also served as a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years.

About the books and works

First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department 

What does it take to lead people into a burning building? How do the leaders of the New York City Fire Department develop so much loyalty, trust, and grace under pressure that their subordinates will risk their very lives for them?

As a high-ranking officer of the FDNY, John Salka is an expert at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership. In First In, Last Out, he explains the department’s unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any field—as he has taught them to organizations around the country. In a tough-talking, no-nonsense style, Salka uses real-world stories to convey leadership imperatives such as: first in, last out—your people need to see you taking the biggest risk.

The Engine Company

In his new book, Battalion Chief Salka, a nationally recognized speaker and author with years of service in several career and volunteer departments, looks at both the similarities and differences in the engine company operations practiced by fire departments throughout the United States and discusses in detail the equipment, staffing, and operations of engine company firefighters at structural fires and emergencies in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

The Engine Company is an invaluable resource for firefighters who want a better understanding of the functions of the engine company, and training officers and instructors.

 Five Alarm Leadership: From Firehouse to Fireground

Rick Lasky and John Salka are two of the most dynamic and inspirational leaders in the fire service.

Their book, Five Alarm Leadership, is a compilation of leadership lessons learned, situations handled, decisions made, and problems solved during their combined 60-plus years of fire service experience. Also included is a special introduction by Chief (ret.) Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief of Fire Engineering magazine, outlining the nature of transformational leadership and its power to inspire excellence in the fire service.

The Fire Scene” in Firehouse Magazine and has also written for Fire Engineering

2001 FDIC Training Achievement Award for Get Out Alive firefighter survival training program

http://www.firstinleadership.com

https://www.facebook.com/chiefjohnsalka

https://www.amazon.com/John-Salka/e/B001K88SCI

http://www.firehouse.com/contact/10243458/john-j-salka-jr

Clear For Traffic 03 (A Story by BJ Schneider)

Welcome to CLEAR FOR TRAFFIC… sharing your first responder stories. Please contact me so we can get you on.

Today’s show is one from my first book called Make your skin crawl………… Enjoy

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Paramedic, Assoc Professor and Podcaster, Ginger Locke Interview; WOTS 036

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Ginger Locke. Ginger is an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College and the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast and blog.

About Ginger, her Podcast & Blog

Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. As an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College and as the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast, she has immersed herself in the art and science of thinking and performing under pressure. Prior to becoming a paramedic, she studied social psychology at the University of Georgia and the University of Leicester, UK. Her professional endeavors revolve around the conviction that the most important (and complicated) tool in Emergency Medicine is the brain of the clinician. Her long-term goal is to write the operation manual for the human brain working in what she has called “wicked” environments.

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Clear For Traffic 02 (A Story by Anthony Curty)

Welcome to CLEAR FOR TRAFFIC… sharing your first responder stories. Please contact me so we can get you on.

Today’s show is one from medic Anthony Curty………… Enjoy

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CEO of Tactical Medics Intl, Douglas Kleiner Interview; WOTS 035

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Douglas M. Kleiner. Douglas is the President and CEO of Tactical Medical International

About Tactical Medics International

Tactical Medics International (TMI) offers several “Premier” courses and other training courses that are specifically designed for medical providers and operators who may find themselves in “austere” environments where medical treatment facilities are not available and immediate evacuation is not possible.

Much of our training is based on the concept of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).  We always utilize the latest version of the USSOCOM-Approved TCCC curriculum, including the most recent changes (July 2008).  TMI custom builds each course to satisfy the special needs of the client.

For U.S. Military units, TMI has several advantages over the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)-offered TCCC course.  TMI will schedule the training at your facility or at a TDY location of your choosing.  We are also able to act quickly to training requests and we can provide training based on the requesting unit’s schedule.  We provide turn-key training solutions allowing your unit/agency to apply all of its time to training, while the administrative/logistic issues rest with us.

TMI provides full days of training for both the medics and non-medic operators.  Our schedule allows TMI to increase the “Hands On” skill station training hours.  This results in a better understanding of the course material and develops confidence in skill performance.  All of our courses are designed to be hands-on, practical, inclusive and interesting to the end-user.

Instructor certified trainers.

Subject matter experts.

Instructors with current operational/combat experience.

Previous teaching experience.

Many courses include physician-level instructors.

All of our instructors have extensive backgrounds in military special operations and civilian SWAT tactical emergency medical support.

TMI offers more training options and better quality training than anyone!  Please review the courses and contact us to build the course that you need.  TMI also has the capability of adding Live Tissue Training to any course or scenario.

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Guest Douglas Kleiner