Rapid Fire

Turning the Table on Bob Keys

January 28, 2021 Fire-Dex Season 1 Episode 6
Rapid Fire
Turning the Table on Bob Keys
Chapters
0:00
Introductions
0:00
Venturing into R&D
1:39
How Bob Keys Was Introduced to the Fire Service
2:47
Pursuing Fire as A Job
6:41
Engine Assignment
8:19
The Journey to Becoming a Fire Officer
12:14
From the Brox to Manhattan
13:30
NYC Highrise Fires
16:51
Moving Up the Ladder to Captain of Queens
18:47
Life as the Youngest Battalion Commander
22:23
Venturing Into R&D
23:35
Helping Firefighter's Stay a Little Bit Safer
26:31
Family Life
27:36
1993 A Coincidental Encounter
31:32
Wear Trial and Evaluation Best Practices
32:27
PPE Safety 2021 and Beyond
33:32
NFPA Committees
34:29
Closing Remarks
Rapid Fire
Turning the Table on Bob Keys
Jan 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
Fire-Dex

About This Episode: 

Get a behind the scenes look into Chief Keys’ robust career as Allen Rom takes the lead as host while the Chief shares his experiences becoming a firefighter, completing his first engine run, and moving up the ladder in FDNY. 

Bios:

Chief Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station, Engine 48, in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served in many areas of NYC including Midtown Manhattan. Soon after earning a promotion to Battalion Chief, he was assigned to Battalion 39 in East New York Brooklyn. Toward the end of his career he was asked to become the Chief-in-Charge of their Research and Development Unit where he learned how new innovations are tested and introduced into the fire service. Chief Keys holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Allen Rom joined the sales team at Fire-Dex in 2000 before transitioning to METRO Account Manager in 2015 and eventually worked his way up to Director of METRO & International Sales in 2019. His expertise is in building relationships with Fire Departments staffed with over 350 personnel and managing all international accounts. Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ashland College and has years of experience in sales, management and customer relations.


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Show Notes Chapter Markers

About This Episode: 

Get a behind the scenes look into Chief Keys’ robust career as Allen Rom takes the lead as host while the Chief shares his experiences becoming a firefighter, completing his first engine run, and moving up the ladder in FDNY. 

Bios:

Chief Keys completed a total of 31 years of service, beginning as a firefighter for a high volume station, Engine 48, in the Bronx. As a Captain and Lieutenant, he served in many areas of NYC including Midtown Manhattan. Soon after earning a promotion to Battalion Chief, he was assigned to Battalion 39 in East New York Brooklyn. Toward the end of his career he was asked to become the Chief-in-Charge of their Research and Development Unit where he learned how new innovations are tested and introduced into the fire service. Chief Keys holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Allen Rom joined the sales team at Fire-Dex in 2000 before transitioning to METRO Account Manager in 2015 and eventually worked his way up to Director of METRO & International Sales in 2019. His expertise is in building relationships with Fire Departments staffed with over 350 personnel and managing all international accounts. Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ashland College and has years of experience in sales, management and customer relations.


Learn more about Fire-Dex products and services by visiting, www.firedex.com

Join the Conversation by Following Us at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireDex
Twitter: https://twitter.com/firedex
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firedexgear/

Introductions
Venturing into R&D
How Bob Keys Was Introduced to the Fire Service
Pursuing Fire as A Job
Engine Assignment
The Journey to Becoming a Fire Officer
From the Brox to Manhattan
NYC Highrise Fires
Moving Up the Ladder to Captain of Queens
Life as the Youngest Battalion Commander
Venturing Into R&D
Helping Firefighter's Stay a Little Bit Safer
Family Life
1993 A Coincidental Encounter
Wear Trial and Evaluation Best Practices
PPE Safety 2021 and Beyond
NFPA Committees
Closing Remarks