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THMG001 – Introductions and Intents


Welcome to the first episode of our podcast! Thanks for tuning in, and we hope you’ll stay with us for future episodes!


Complete Show Notes

0:40 Audience and Goals

  • Geared towards first responders and designed to gather and link them across the country
  • Won’t cover textbook topics – instead, the focus will be on real-life experiences and situations
  • Podcast’s goal is to be simple, straightforward, and fun!

1:50 What You’ll Hear Each Week

  • Definitions (broken down to the most basic level)
  • News from across the country
  • Discussion of new technologies
  • On-the-job experiences and advice from Mike and Bob
  • Listener feedback, comments, and questions welcomed
  • Guests and interviews on occasion

3:45 Meet Bobby Salvesen

  • FDNY fireman for 21 years – worked as everything from firefighter to chief officer
  • 13 years’ experience as a hazmat technician on local and state levels

4:30 Meet Mike Monaco

  • FDNY fireman for 18 years – spent the last 10 years in a dedicated hazmat company
  • Degree in biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook
  • Hazmat instructor for 6 years – master instructor at the IAFF for 3 years
  • Also provides independent instruction for industry and other first responders

8:25 News!

  • Meth lab discovered in Arenac County, Michigan during a wellness check-in on children
  • Two people arrested
  • Meth labs can sometimes be booby trapped, so it’s important to stay alert and be aware of secondary devices
  • Always use your meters – if they beep, stop and retreat

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