CITS: Boss Talks

Coordinators

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service

 

The ideas and opinions expressed during these presentations represent the views of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MCFRS. Where personnel express ideas that are inconsistent with MCFRS policy and/or practice the viewer/listener is cautioned to follow established policies and practices.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Season 5 (2024): Episode 1: Old Hundred Road Woods Fire

    Air Date
    Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 1300
    Description
    Our next hybrid episode of Boss Talk and From the Command Post will be featuring the incident that took on Old Hundred Road. The incident was a large brush/woods fire. During this episode, Unit Officers and Command Staff will discuss the decision-making process and actions that assisted them in battling this large, fast-moving woods fire. Events of this nature are few and far between in Montgomery County, so hear from the folks who were there doing the work.

To be able to chat during the Live episode:

  1. You must have a Google account to access the YouTube chat area. If you already have an account, you may sign in using those credentials by clicking the sign in button in the top right corner of the page. If you need to create a Google account, it's easy: Simply click on the sign in button in the top right corner of the page, and when the new window opens click Create account and follow the prompts. Additional information on how to use your Google account for YouTube.
  2. Save your login credentials for future CITS broadcasts.
  3. Access the YouTube Broadcast. You may use this link to create an account at any time, and you are encouraged to do it in advance of the presentation.
  4. Questions may be asked using the chat window (if you are signed in) and we will do our best to answer all of them. You do not need to sign in if you are viewing-only but it is preferred.
  5. CCOs who wish to receive credit must enter their FSID at the beginning and end of the presentation to be credited 1-COPDI hour.

Past Episodes

Thumbnail of YouTube video - Episode 3: High Rise Building Fire with Lithium-Ion Battery

Episode 3: High Rise Building Fire with Lithium-Ion Battery

Air Date
October 23, 2023
Moderators
Captain Brady Miller
Captain Matthew Machala
Presenters
Captain Bryan Riley
Captain Robert Faas
Description
Hear about the actions taken at a recent apartment fire in Bethesda where a number of lithium-ion batteries were involved. The discussion begins with fire attack operations and moves to containment and clean-up operations. This was one of MCFRS' first, real structure fires where multiple lithium-ion batteries were involved in fire spread inside an occupied building.
Thumbnail of YouTube video - Episode 2:  Washington Grove Lane; Station 28 Graden Apartment Fire. 2nd Alarm with Entrapment and security door access issues

Episode 2: Washington Grove Lane; Station 28 Graden Apartment Fire. 2nd Alarm with Entrapment and security door access issues

Air Date
January 18, 2021
Presenters
Battaliion Chief Pat Stanton
Capt. Brady Miller
Capt. Ivan Browning
Capt. Tommy Gartner
Capt. Morgan Boyd
Lt. Murphy
Lt. Noel Hull
Description
First arriving unit officers will discuss their actions at a working 2-alarm apartment fire in 28’s area, where they had to overcome lots of challenges, including having to force high-security doors.