Code 3

146 EpisodesProduced by Scott Orr

The twice-weekly podcast for and about firefighters, "Code 3" covers topics of interest to those in the fire service, through interviews with those who know it best. From Chiefs to Probies, Engineers to Firefighters, and Paramedics to EMTs, award-winning journalist Scott Orr talks with them all. Sho… read more

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Painkiller Addiction Risk with Mark Lamplugh, Jr.

November 15th, 2018

15:27
If you’re injured on the job, you’ll likely be prescribed an opioid pain medication. They’re a double -edged sword: it can be tough to get enough, even when you really need them. But you might be surprised how quickly …

A Rookie's Guide to Surviving the Firehouse with Mauro Porcelli

November 12th, 2018

20:07
If you’re a probie or you want to be, listen up. This show’s guest, Mauro Porcelli, has written a new book titled “Surviving the Firehouse.” It’s a …

Five Health Habits to Prolong Your Career with Aaron Zamzow

November 8th, 2018

23:50
Habits can improve your health...and bad ones can screw it up. That’s why building healthy habits is so important for firefighters. This isn’t just …

How to Get Quicker Knockdowns with Paul Shapiro

November 5th, 2018

15:55
How fast do you get a knockdown on an average fire? Our guest on this show says you should see the effects in 30 seconds. If you don’t, he says, …

Training vs Working Out with Matt Page

November 1st, 2018

11:49
Firefighters both train and work out. Though they share some elements in common, they’re two different disciplines. This show's guest says it’s important to do both well. Matt Page is an assistant chief with the Alpine …

Using Riding Assignments with Chad Menard

October 29th, 2018

11:05
Engine company riding assignments are the key to a ready arrival at a scene. They eliminate confusion. But some departments don’t actually specify who’s doing what, and my guest on this show says that’s a mistake. Chad …

Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims with John Murphy

October 25th, 2018

22:03
With recent increased attention on sexual harassment in the workplace, now may be a good time to address it in the firehouse. On this episode, we discuss what departments and officers need to know about sexual …

Hoarder House Danger with Ryan Pennington

October 22nd, 2018

21:27
I’ll bet your least favorite house fire is a hoarder house. They’re tough to navigate, have lots of fuel, and can hide some nasty surprises. If you …

Don't Shortcut Your Training with Benjamin Martin

October 18th, 2018

16:31
When you did your early training, did you make a lot of mistakes? If so, you likely learned more from the screw-ups than anything else. It was valuable experience. And hard to replace effectively. But my guest today …

Get Off the Roof with Mark Cotter

October 14th, 2018

20:32
With more and more firefighters being injured as they work to ventilate roofs during a structure fire, we need to ask:Why are we still putting crews up there in the first place? Is it time to admit that vertical …
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