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Code 3 Podcast: Mistakes rookie engineers make

Our host, Scott Orr, sits down with Capt. (Ret.) Jim Spell to discuss real-life strategies to avoid dangerous or embarrassing mistakes


Sure, you passed the exam, and they handed you the certificate, but there’s a lot more you need to know as a rookie engineer, and you’ll learn it by messing up, mostly.

But lucky for you, Jim Spell is here to give you some tips now, before you make a dangerous or embarrassing mistake. He offers a dozen real-life strategies to avoid trouble.

Jim spent 33 years as a professional firefighter with Vail (Colo.) Fire & Emergency Services, the last 20 years as a captain, so he's seen his share of the goof-ups that rookie engineers make.

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