Code 3 Podcast: Rooftop operations and safety with Gary Bowker
Truck company firefighters need to understand roof construction and how it reacts to fire
Gary Bowker joins host Scott Orr to discuss why firefighters may not even belong on that roof in the first place
Bowker, a FireRescue1 columnist, is a retired fire chief with the U.S. Air Force and retired fire marshal with the City of Winfield, Kan. He has served as fire chief with the Sumner County, Kan., Rural Fire District #10 and has over 40 years in fire service.
Gary has taught at the National Fire Academy, U.S. Department of Defense, Butler County Community College and the University of Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. He is nationally certified as a Fire Officer II, Instructor II, Inspector II, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, and holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science administration.