Six Amazing Podcasts for Firefighters

Being a firefighter is a difficult profession.

As a firefighter, staying on top of your game – week in, week out – is challenging. Staying positive after seeing destruction and even death, followed up by incident reports, training and family… How do you keep going?

Keep learning. Keep improving. Keep moving forward.

So how you do you stay motivated and keep learning?


Why podcasts? Because even as a firefighter you can always find 20 – 30 minutes where you can sit back, learn from someone else’s experience.

We spent some time hunting down, listening to, and selecting the best firefighter podcasts – so you don’t have to.

Here you’ll find the voice of firefighters sharing their experiences in the hope to motivate, teach and inspire firefighters like yourself.

In no particular order:

Firefighter Training Podcast Firefighter Training Podcast with Peter Lamb
Peter Lamb host the Firefighter Training Podcast. He covers various training topics including documentation, incident command processes and various safety methods.
Firefighter NetcastFirefighter Netcast with John Mitchell
Since 2009, Firefighter Netcast has offered the best in high quality, pertinent, and accessible LIVE netcasts, podcasts, and webinars for the fire service. Firefighter Netcast is a natural progression of a source of news, information, and opinion important to all members of the emergency services, specifically geared toward firefighters and EMT’s.
NFPA Journal Podcast NFPA Journal Podcast by the National Fire Protection Association
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
FirefighterToolbox Internet Radio Show with David J Soler FirefighterToolbox Internet Radio Show with David J Soler
FirefighterToolbox Podcast is for those firefighters and fire officers who what to take their firefighting and leadership skills to the next level. Listen in to interviews with foremost fire officers and firefighters from throughout the world share insights and wisdom on how to do this job better. Listen to weekly firefighter training lessons by expert contributors and more.
cover170x170-3Views from the Jumpseat with Ryan Pennington
Jumpseat Radio is a podcast dedicated to the “Street Level” firefighter perspective. As a continuation of the popular Views from the Jumpseat blog this weekly podcast will take a look at everything fire service from a “jumpseat” perspective. Join in with host Ryan Pennington as he interviews guests and share valuable information that you can take back to the firehouse to keep yourself “JumpseatReady”
Off Duty Firefighter PodcastOff Duty Podcast – Off Duty Firefighters
Off Duty is a look inside the lives and minds of real firefighters. A comedy talk show born from coffee table talk at the firehouse. Join Chief, Probie and Ryan every other week as they invite a guest to sit down with them and talk about life.

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