The Command Post Podcast: Elevator lessons after fire LODD, politics of being the fire chief

Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie bring expert perspective to hot topics, frontline tactics and leadership lessons that firefighters and officers need to be safe and successful


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In this week's The Command Post podcast, hosts Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie discuss the new elevator protocol for the NYPD after one officer died and the other remains in critical condition after using an elevator to reach a high-rise fire. They also conduct an interview with Batt. Chief Robert Avsec, with Chesterfield (Va.) Fire and EMS, about real world fire department customer service.

Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie also talk about the politics of being the fire chief in their leadership lessons segment of the show. 

If you have any topics or items you would like to hear discussed on The Command Post, let us know in the comment section below. 

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

NYPD fire death highlights need for education

New NYPD fire response protocol bans elevator use

The importance of wiping your feet

How to run a fire department like a business

How caring for the patient is different from patient care

Why's politics a dirty word in the fire service?

Firefighter safety: How politics plays a part

Mass. fire chief resigns over town conflict; entire department follows suit

Mayor: FDNY Commish Sal Cassano to be replaced

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The Command Post, a podcast series that features Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie, brings expert perspective to hot topics, frontline tactics and leadership lessons that firefighters and officers need to be safe and successful.

The Command Post is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS feed.

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  2. Education and Training
  3. Labor Issues
  4. Fire Department Management
  5. Leadership
  6. Fire Chief
  7. NYPD

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