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Ep. 13 Vaccine mandates, Healthcare NWFFT and MERP Join us from Orlando Florida during #IAFF #ALTSHR22 as we sit down to discuss vaccine mandates, Healtcare plans like the Northwest Firefighters Trust, and Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan, and what we are doing to move forward after such a difficult year. This is an extremely informative episode …
 
Tune in for a great episode as you join us from Boise Idaho for IAFF 7th District Fire Ops 101. In this episode we are talking about all things Fire Ops. IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh and DFSR/PFFI Secretary Treasurer Curtis Smith discuss how it benefits our members, the citizens we serve, and the elected officials in our jurisdictio…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com In the early 1900’s in the coal fields of southern West Virginia, miners faced desperate circumstances. Below ground they withstood some of the worst working conditions in America. Above ground they dealt with brutal mine guards and a mine guard system that controlled the politics and ec…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com North Carolina is a tough environment for labor unions. Collective bargaining is banned in the state constitution. Charlotte Local 660 President Tom Brewer sits down with Mark and Doug to discuss the issues the local is up against, how he navigates this environment while still providing …
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com In 1978, fire fighters in Memphis were one of several groups of fire fighters across the country to go on strike in protest of the way they were being treated by their cities. IAFF 14th District Vice President Danny Todd and Memphis Fire Fighters Local 1784 President Thomas Malone tell t…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Dr. Aisha Rivera from Johns Hopkins University and Racquel Segall from the IAFF’s Health and Safety Department discuss the science around cancer in the fire service, research projects the IAFF is involved with, prevention best practices and how the IAFF can assist departments with cancer…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com In this episode, Mark and Doug talk with Garland, TX Local 1293 President Bill Crews and Fire Chief Mark Lee about the benefits of having a positive labor/management relationship in place to strengthen cancer prevention efforts and take care of members when they are diagnosed. Visit the …
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Mark and Doug are joined by Bryan Frieders, president of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), to discuss the organization's rise and structure, its mission to keep fire fighters safe, its alliance with the IAFF, and the resources it provides in support of fire fighters who have…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com For the first week in the Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month podcast series, Doug and Mark are joined by Dr. Kenny Fent and Dr. Miriam Siegel from NIOSH to discuss the National Firefighter Registry (NFR). Listen along to better understand what the NFR is, the legislative efforts behind …
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com In September of 2020, massive wildfires raced through Oregon and left many communities in ruins. Oregon State Fire Fighters Council President Karl Koenig and members of his leadership team join the show to discuss the severity of the fires, the State Council and IAFF response to support …
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Tensions in Atlanta have been running high since the George Floyd incident gripped our nation several months ago. During this time, Atlanta Fire Fighters have faced many challenges. From rocks thrown at fire engines to ballistic gear being issued to members, the fire fighters that protec…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association enjoy a partnership that has lasted for 66 years. Over this time, the IAFF has raised over $670 million for MDA. IAFF/MDA National Coordinator Roger Lopez joins the IAFF Podcast to discuss the relations…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Jim Ridley, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Education and Human Relations, and Robert Sanchez, President of the New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association, engage in a frank discussion about racism they have encountered coming up in the fire service, the steps leaders …
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Our latest episode features Rick Swan, a 33 year veteran of CAL FIRE who now serves as the IAFF Director of Health and Safety Services. In his duties, Rick oversees the implementation of the IAFF's new Wildland fire training program and advocates for better safety initiatives for fire fi…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Captain and IAFF Local 1664 member Larry Lofland joins the show to discuss his vicious battle with COVID-19, what he actually remembers from it, and how it affected his family. Also joining the show is Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters IAFF Loc…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com A powerful discussion about the May 16th explosion in a downtown Los Angeles pot shop that injured 12 LAFD/Local 112 members. Captain Scott Barkley and Fire Apparatus Operator Ian Soriano walk through us through the incident, the injuries they sustained and their road to eventual recover…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com The National Hurricane Center (NHC) plays a crucial role in hurricane forecasting. NHC Hurricane Specialist Andy Latto joins the IAFF Podcast to discuss the great things being done in storm forecasting and what listeners can do to be better prepared as a hurricane approaches.…
 
Join us from Bellingham Washington for episode 11, as we teleconference with IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh, and IAFF Service Rep.\ 7th District PR Committee Chair Reece Williams for a discussion about COVID19 here in the Magnificent 7th District. We discuss the events, actions, and implementation from the IAFF 7th District in Alaska,…
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Mark and Doug discuss what the IAFF has done to communicate to its membership during COVID-19, what IAFF locals should be doing to strengthen their internal communications, and tips for how to message your role to local media.By International Association of Fire Fighters
 
Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation | www.iaff-fc.com Mark and Doug discuss the resources available on the state and federal level as COVID-19 spreads. Guests include Elizabeth Del Re, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Grants & HazMat Training and Dave Lang, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Policy & Governmental Affairs…
 
Join us in Mount Vernon Washington for episode 10, as we sit down with IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh, WSCFF Vice President Dean Shelton, and IAFF Service Rep./7th District PR Committee Chair Reece Williams for a wide ranging round table discussion about all things politics, as well as current and upcoming events in the Magnificent 7t…
 
Join us in Olympia Washington for episode 9 as we kick off the Washington State Council of Firefighters 2019 Kelly Fox Legislative Conference. In this episode we had the opportunity to sit down with the Washington State Council of Firefighters Legislative team, as well as special guests Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Kevin Van De Wege, and Lt. Govern…
 
Join us in Olympia Washington for episode 8, as we sit down to tackle a difficult topic with special guest, retired Captain Paramedic Kevin Rhone, as he shares his story of dealing with post traumatic stress injury (PSTI) caused by long term traumatic exposures during a 30 year career in the fire service. Kevin talks about his personal journey and …
 
Join us in Spokane Washington, for an in depth conversation with Lisa Brown, US Congressional District 5 candidate, and former Washington State Senator, for a special episode leading up to the November 6th general election. Lisa talks about her experience in eastern Washington, her legislative priorities, and why she made the decision to run for co…
 
Welcome back for episode 6. Join us in Fairbanks Alaska as we sit down during the annual IAFF 7th District Caucus for an in depth discussion about the issues of understaffing, failed retirement systems, and significant underfunding that plagues Firefighters all across Alaska. We are joined by Scott Raygor- President, Nick Clark- Vice President, Fai…
 
Join us in Kennewick Washington as we sit down during the 79th annual convention of the Washington State Council of Firefighters. Today is Janus V. AFSCME decision day, and a line has been drawn in the sand . Listen in as we have a roundtable discussion with local leaders from east to west, representing large and small local affiliates alike. Tune …
 
Join us in Olympia Washington as we wrap up the first class of the 2018 IAFF 7th District Executive Leadership Series. In this episode, International Association of Fire Fighters 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh sits down with all 15 participants of the inaugural Executive Leadership Series class. We are joined by Certified Mentor Mediator D…
 
Join us as we kick off the 2018 legislative session. In this episode, International Association of Fire Fighters 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh along with Legislative Liaisons Michael White, Geoff Simpson, and AJ Johnson from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters sit down for an in-depth round table discussion about the current pol…
 
Join us in Whitefish Montana during our 7th District caucus for a "Leadership Roundup". In this episode, IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh and PR committee chair Reece Williams are joined by all four state association Presidents from the International Association of Fire Fighters 7th District to talk about the specific issues that Firefi…
 
International Association of Fire Fighters 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh, along with special guest John Stockman sit down to talk about what is going on around the 7th District. In this episode, Ricky and John talk with Reece Williams from the IAFF 7th District PR committee about pensions, political action, organizing opportunities, right…
 
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