Rapid Fire

How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest

August 05, 2020 Fire-Dex Season 1 Episode 3
Rapid Fire
How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest
Chapters
0:00
Use of Drones & How They Help with Fire Responses
0:15
Introductions to Topic and Guests
5:28
Challenge of Safely Working a Structure Fire While Riots and Civil Disturbances are in the Area
18:19
Use of Drones & How They Help with Fire Emergencies
23:36
When is Ballistic Gear Employed and How Is It Managed?
28:37
Practicing Restraint, Accessing the Situation, and Taming the Instinct to Rush In
31:40
How Austin FD Responses to Active Shooter Incident
36:33
Challenges of Responding to Fire Calls During COVID-19 Pandemic
42:34
How Are Fire Department Addressing Mental Health of Firefighter's During Times of Civil Unrest and COVID-19?
51:17
How The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the Fire Service
Rapid Fire
How Metro Departments Respond to Fires and Emergencies During Civil Unrest
Aug 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Fire-Dex

About This Episode
Assistant Chief Brandon Wade who is in charge of Operations and Communications at the Austin Fire Department in Texas, and Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna, who supervises Fleet, Facilities, Logistics, Information Technology, Communications and Support Services at Sacramento Fire Department in California, join Chief Keys to discuss how their departments respond to emergencies during recent protests and the growing civil unrest in their areas.

About Our Guests:

Assistant Chief Brandon Wade

With over 22 years of experience with the Austin Fire Department (AFD), Assistant Chief Wade currently leads the Emergency Operations Division and Communication Division within the organization. Chief Wade has served on engine and truck companies throughout his career and spent years as an officer in the Special Operations Division serving on both Engine and Rescue Companies. Chief Wade has overseen numerous divisions through the years as a Chief Officer from Special Operations, Homeland Security, Training, Wildfire and Recruiting. In addition to his AFD fire service, Chief Wade has served with Texas Task Force 1, FEMA/State Urban Search and Rescue, since 2013.    

Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna
Deputy Chief Costamagna supervises Fleet, Facilities, Logistics, Information Technology, Communications and Support Services at Sacramento Fire Department. He’s currently a Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Representative, and educates fire departments on Nobody Gets Left Behind (NGLB), Ladder Operations, High Rise Operations and Searching, with thermal imaging cameras (TIC). Deputy Chief Costamagna served 8 years as a western representative to FEMA for all 28 national teams. 



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About This Episode
Assistant Chief Brandon Wade who is in charge of Operations and Communications at the Austin Fire Department in Texas, and Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna, who supervises Fleet, Facilities, Logistics, Information Technology, Communications and Support Services at Sacramento Fire Department in California, join Chief Keys to discuss how their departments respond to emergencies during recent protests and the growing civil unrest in their areas.

About Our Guests:

Assistant Chief Brandon Wade

With over 22 years of experience with the Austin Fire Department (AFD), Assistant Chief Wade currently leads the Emergency Operations Division and Communication Division within the organization. Chief Wade has served on engine and truck companies throughout his career and spent years as an officer in the Special Operations Division serving on both Engine and Rescue Companies. Chief Wade has overseen numerous divisions through the years as a Chief Officer from Special Operations, Homeland Security, Training, Wildfire and Recruiting. In addition to his AFD fire service, Chief Wade has served with Texas Task Force 1, FEMA/State Urban Search and Rescue, since 2013.    

Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna
Deputy Chief Costamagna supervises Fleet, Facilities, Logistics, Information Technology, Communications and Support Services at Sacramento Fire Department. He’s currently a Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Representative, and educates fire departments on Nobody Gets Left Behind (NGLB), Ladder Operations, High Rise Operations and Searching, with thermal imaging cameras (TIC). Deputy Chief Costamagna served 8 years as a western representative to FEMA for all 28 national teams. 



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Join the Conversation by Following Us at:
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Use of Drones & How They Help with Fire Responses
Introductions to Topic and Guests
Challenge of Safely Working a Structure Fire While Riots and Civil Disturbances are in the Area
Use of Drones & How They Help with Fire Emergencies
When is Ballistic Gear Employed and How Is It Managed?
Practicing Restraint, Accessing the Situation, and Taming the Instinct to Rush In
How Austin FD Responses to Active Shooter Incident
Challenges of Responding to Fire Calls During COVID-19 Pandemic
How Are Fire Department Addressing Mental Health of Firefighter's During Times of Civil Unrest and COVID-19?
How The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the Fire Service