FDNY Deputy Chief Tommy Fox World Trade Center Miracle

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3bnu7-10eadd6 This episode is a rebroadcast of Danny’s Fire Engineering Radio Show called “First Due Battalion Chief”. Tonight Danny is joined by Retired Lieutenant Ray Calinan and  Deputy Chief Tommy Fox from FDNY to talk about their experiences in the FDNY during the “War Years”. Tommy shares his experience at Ground Zero one October afternoonContinue reading “FDNY Deputy Chief Tommy Fox World Trade Center Miracle”

Lt John Sullivan Worcester Fire Department- The Silver Door

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-82ndv-10d0a02 Chief John Sullivan was a Lieutenant working in Engine 3 of the Worcester Fire Department the night of the Cold Storage Fire where six firefighters lost their lives. Listen as John tells Danny about his decision not to enter through the “Silver Door”. Subsequently it was learned that the six firefighters that went throughContinue reading “Lt John Sullivan Worcester Fire Department- The Silver Door”

His Wife passed over at 3:43, just one of the many signs Chief Pat Kenny had gotten in his lifetime

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q6wii-10ba037 Pat Kenny is a retired Chief this is from his web page http://www.patrickjkenny.com   I have always believed that being a firefighter is a vocation, and if called, God gives firefighters a “Cape” to enable them to go places and do things that others cannot or should not have to do to protect andContinue reading “His Wife passed over at 3:43, just one of the many signs Chief Pat Kenny had gotten in his lifetime”

God gave him a gift of knowing that the little girl was in a good place

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fdzxe-10a64e2 Lt Mike Daly joins Danny this week to talk about some of his experiences in his small New Jersey career fire department. He talks about and experience where they had a fire in a 2 1/2 story Private Dwelling where for some unknown reason he decided to withdraw the attack and moments later theContinue reading “God gave him a gift of knowing that the little girl was in a good place”

Engineer Jay Bettencourt Asheville North Carolina FD “I thought I was dead when we ran out of air”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4jmqb-1086fda https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201118.html FF Jay Bettencourt and Captain Jeff Bowen from Rescue 3 were fighting for their lives when they become lost in a Medical Complex fire July 28, 2011. Listen to a first hand report of what happened in those last few moments when the two firefighters attempted to buddy breath and they lost allContinue reading “Engineer Jay Bettencourt Asheville North Carolina FD “I thought I was dead when we ran out of air””

Battalion Chief Andy Starnes “Coincidences are just Gods way of staying anonymous”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xtcuh-107c42b Battalion Chief Andy Starnes joins Danny today to talk about his experiences in the Charlotte Fire Department. Andy shares with Danny a near miss at a training fire where his injury almost forced him to have to retire but instead it opened the door for him to start teaching the Thermal Imaging Camera. HeContinue reading “Battalion Chief Andy Starnes “Coincidences are just Gods way of staying anonymous””

Fathers Day Part 4- Mike Milner from Rescue 4

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8cntt-1071d8a Mike Milner retired from Rescue 4 joins Danny to talk about the Fathers Day Fire from his vantage point. Mike shares his struggles with dealing with the aftermath of the Fathers Day Fire and September 11th. Mike tells shares with us the heroic tale of how FF John Downing from Ladder 163 left hisContinue reading “Fathers Day Part 4- Mike Milner from Rescue 4”

Part III of the Fathers Day Fire “Sometimes beautiful sunny days don’t always end very well”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wpd5c-10671a7 Battalion Chief Brian Kearny FDNY joins Danny to tell his story about the Fathers Day Fire, June 17 2001. This year is the 20th anniversary of that tragic sunny day where the FDNY lost 3 of its own. No one could ever imagine what was going to unfold just a few months later whenContinue reading “Part III of the Fathers Day Fire “Sometimes beautiful sunny days don’t always end very well””

Experience is our Best Teacher

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xmzv7-1059612 Captain Jimmy Davis from the Chicago Fire Department joins Danny to talk about his 27 years of experience in the CFD. Jimmy and Danny share some harrowing near misses with one commonality, experience saved their lives. Danny talks about Battalion Chief Royal Fox from FDNY and how his experience at a near miss inContinue reading “Experience is our Best Teacher”

He was alone in the basement, the room was about to flash, then he felt a push which led him out the door

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9cx2c-104d5ba Chicago FireFighter from Squad 1, Severen Henderson joins Danny to talk about his incredible tale of survival in the basement of a Multiple Dwelling. This fire occurred in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago on February 19, 2021. Seve responded in with his company and was told to check the basement by the Chief. HeContinue reading “He was alone in the basement, the room was about to flash, then he felt a push which led him out the door”