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FDNY’s Frank Leeb: ‘We can do better. Start today.’

The deputy chief talks ‘30 Fires You Must Know,’ learning from the Twin Parks fire, his best advice, plus his favorite firehouse meals

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On this episode of the Better Every Shift podcast, FDNY Deputy Chief Frank Leeb joins Zam to talk about what it means to be better every run, every day, every shift, plus:

  • The transferability of experience – and lessons learned;
  • The power of tracking small failures;
  • The greatest threat to today’s firefighters;
  • What we do too much, too late and too fast; and
  • The best advice he’s ever received – and that he passes on to others.

What else …

  • Don’t miss: Twin Parks fire review and analysis
  • Hot seat sneak peek: Favorite firehouse meal
  • Episode power quote: “Why can’t we learn the lesson that somebody else paid the price for maybe thousands of miles away?”

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Better Every Shift Podcast
Better Every Shift Podcast

FireRescue1’s Better Every Shift Podcast spotlights the passion and perseverance of firefighters. Hosted by Aaron Zamzow, a firefighter with the Madison (Wisconsin) FD, and FireRescue1 Editor-in-Chief Janelle Foskett, the show brings kitchen table conversations to the airwaves, always focused on solutions, positivity and the realities of station life. Zamzow and guests tackle myriad hot topics, whether fire service-, news- or even pop culture-focused, bringing some levity to the often very serious nature of the profession. Dig into what drives firefighters to improve themselves, their crew, even the fire service as a whole. Listen in to get better every day, every call, every shift.