The Command Post Podcast: Boston bombing report, trench rescue tips

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 how important unified command is in light of a recent report from Harvard University on the Boston Marathon bombing response. They also conduct an interview with Albe Basset, with the Norwalk (Conn.) Fire Department, and Paul DeBartolomeo, with the FDNY, about air bag tips and trench rescue operations. 

Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie also compare a fire leader to that of a salesman in their leadership lessons segment. "You may ask: 'What are we selling?' You're selling your department's mission, safety, public safety and public fire education," Chief Wylie said. 

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:

Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response

NT Air Bags product overview

Fire service leaders: The difference between life and death

6 levels of power for fire service leaders

Fire service leadership: How to effectively use power

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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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