FRI Podcast Series

Scavenger Dating

Listen as Fire Chief Steve Kelly and Captain Randall Hanifen share takeaways from their upcoming FRI session. Combining the format of speed dating and a scavenger hunt into a network setting, experience a unique opportunity to practice effective listening and communication skills that are crucial for all ranks in the fire department.

Successfully Transitioning Ranks

Fire Chief Steve Prziborowski shares top takeaways on how to successfully transition from firefighter to company officer and company officer to battalion chief.

Building the Case for an Inclusive & Diverse Emergency Services Organization 

Fire Chief Jona Olsson shares takeaways for successfully shifting the current view of cultural diversity in the fire service. 

Becoming a Person of Influence  

John C. Maxwell certified coach, Fire Chief Rudy Ruiz will lead you through the key principles of influence in a fire department.

How I Survived My Mayday

Review a close call that resulted in a mayday at a structure fire on January 2, 2017.

Human Behavior in Fire

Discover research and findings at FRI to assist firefighters in critically thinking about  human behavior in a fire.