AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up

AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up

His informative bi-monthly commentary, host Kevin Ferrara, discusses issues important involving fire protection and emergency services, leadership, and organizational management with listeners.... Show More

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June 28, 2020 29 min

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara talks about the recent study conducted by Doctor Graham Peaslee and his colleagues who found firefighter turnout gear contains PFAS and that when subjected to abrasion, sheds particulates containing PFAS that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.  The research also found that PFAS was found on the gloves of those testing the samples.

As the episode closes, host, Kevin Ferrara talks about ho...

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June 22, 2020 28 min

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara is seeking military firefighters who have stories to share with the No Defense documentary filmmakers who are working on a new project highlighting the impact AFFF and PFAs have on individuals.  This is an opportunity to share with the world, the significance AFFF has had on end-users who for the longest time, simply wanted answers as to why they or their family members are/were sick.

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In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara speaks about PFAS news affecting Michigan, Maryland, and Okinawa.  

Kevin talks about how, in Michigan, the U.S. Air Force has agreed to work with state agencies to begin clean-up actions at the former Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda.

Additionally, Kevin talks about how PFAS testing is going to start in the Baltimore, Maryland region to include testing of Chesapeake oysters suspected of being contaminated ...

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In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara recaps listeners with what panelists during the PFAS Discussion Panel spoke about as the continue their work with each other, environmental groups and of course Congress.

Host Kevin Ferrara explained Congress is currently looking at four topic areas consisting of:

  • Increasing funding for clean-up operations
  • Moratorium on AFFF incineration
  • Phase out of non-essential uses of PFAS
  • PFAS Blood Testing &...
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    May 31, 2020 20 min

    In this episode, AFSO21 Radio Host, Kevin Ferrara discusses the ongoing issues involving PFAS that is plaguing the nation.  Kevin discusses some work that Congress is doing and his involvement in obtaining a standard blood test level and PFAS Registry.  Kevin discusses how the recent riots across the nation are impacting emergency responders.  Wrapping up this week's episode, Kevin discusses the AFSO21 Radio PFAS Discussion Pan...

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    This episode, AFSO21 Radio host, Kevin Ferrara talks about the massive Los Angeles fire that injured 12 firefighters, many critically.  Kevin speaks about the ongoing Marine Corps Air Station Futenma firefighting foam incident. 

    As the episode winds down, host Kevin Ferrara brings to listeners attention an upcoming PFAS panel that will be live streamed on Facebook.  The panel will feature former civilian and military firefighters w...

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    This episode, host Kevin Ferrara briefly talks about how strategy can impact yourself or your organization.

    Kevin talks about the SWOT analysis and certain pitfalls to be aware of that can result in a negative impact.  Kevin highlights the need for effective communication and teamwork.


    Strategy blog: https://afso21.com/blog/f/the-five-whys-and-how-they-can-save-you-time-and-money

    To contact host Kevin Ferrara, send an email to: contac...

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    May 3, 2020 22 min

    In this episode, AFOS21 Radio Host Kevin Ferrara updates listeners about the ongoing situation at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa and the 60,000 gallons of firefighting agent that was released, contaminating not only the base but the local community. 

    Kevin then reaches out to listeners, encouraging them to contact their Congressional leaders and ask they move H.R 2195 and S. 1105 otherwise know as the PFAS Registry Act o...

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    April 25, 2020 41 min

    This weekend, Host Kevin Ferrara discusses PFAS contamination at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa as well as PFAS contamination at former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan.  Other topics include volunteer fire departments and how the issues affecting funding, recruitment, and retention are affecting their survivability.  We wrap up this episode asking if volunteer fire departments should be transparent if receiving taxp...

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    April 18, 2020 16 min

    AFSO21 Radio host Kevin Ferrara talks about a hidden hazard in our communities, PFAS which is found in firefighting foam.  Kevin talks about where PFAS is found and how it has significantly impacted military installations, nearby communities, and hundreds of thousands of individuals.  Kevin then briefly discusses various health concerns associated with PFAS and how for two military families, PFAS changed their lives forever.

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