Code 3 Podcast: A rookie's guide to surviving the firehouse

Scott Orr interviews Stan Tarnowski about the do’s and don’ts for today’s firefighters

I love instructions on how to do stuff. That’s why I wanted to focus a show on how to be a firefighter – not how to fight fires, but how to BE a firefighter. They’re two different things.

To cover this critical topic, we are speaking with Stan Tarnowski, the author of “The Firefighter's Little Black Book: Your Pocket Guide to Safety,” covering the 50 do’s and don’ts for today’s firefighters. But it’s not just about safety on the fireground. It’s also about keeping your job safe and holding onto your integrity.

Tarnowski has served as fire chief, 911 and EMA director in Union City, Georgia. He began his career in 1975 with the Boston-Logan International Airport Fire Department. He’s been a deputy and suppression chief at the Georgia State Fire Academy, and chief of training at the Henry County Fire Department. And he is currently the president of Firesafe Consulting Group.

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