Valor Fire Training Podcast

Valor Fire Training Podcast

A collection of interviews and discussions based around the fire service past, present, and future.


January 26, 2023 62 mins

We sit down with Aaron Adams, President of Fire Facilities to talk about their training towers and his background as a firefighter and SWAT officer.

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When we talk about smoothbore vs. fog nozzles, are we really meaning high pressure vs. low pressure? I've fought tooth and nail to get smoothbores and ended up finding out I'd be just as happy with a low pressure fog if that was all I could get.    

Here are just a few of the many awesome resources out there on nozzles:  

Dennis LeGear - Hydrant 2 Nozzle 

Andy Fredericks - Little Drops of Water  


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We discuss what this podcast is all about and the implications of Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on our profession.

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January 22, 2022 76 mins

We sit down with Dave McGlynn of Passion in Leading to talk about leadership, accountability, and Education.

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January 7, 2022 107 mins

We sit down to talk with Rob Ramirez about technical rescue, COVID, and the mayday mindset. Rob is a 20 year student of the fire service with a lot of information when it comes to building, training, and utilizing rescue company programs as well as RIT/Mayday operations.

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September 21, 2021 98 mins

We sit down with Chief David Pruitt to talk all things NFPA 1403 and how you can use it in your favor. 

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September 21, 2021 92 mins

We sit down with Chief Brandon Fletcher to talk about officer leadership and leading from the front.

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February 24, 2021 53 mins

We sit down with Kale Brucks of Engine Company Leather to talk about finding joy outside of work, mental health awareness, and enjoying work life balance!

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February 23, 2021 41 mins

We sit down with Chief Dennis Reilly to talk about how to handle new relationships with supervisors, doing the right thing for the right reason, and how to help keep your crews engaged!

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February 22, 2021 89 mins

We talk with Sean Duffy about search culture and risk vs. reward!

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February 18, 2021 58 mins

We answer Maddy's question about staying motivated for training. Maddy comes from a small combination department and struggles with motivation to train on more than just the basics. 

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February 2, 2021 12 mins

We discuss the idea of using the OODA Loop to enhance hands on training and help our personnel make better, faster decisions on scene.

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We're excited to start offering all of our videos as podcast so that you can listen when and where you want!

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