Humpday Hangouts: 2014 Edition


First set of Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine video chats


This year we (PennWell) started a unique series, the Humpday Hangout. Each Wednesday episode was hosted by Bobby Halton and Erich Roden and included various co-hosts and guests discussing for an hour a variety of topics.  Scroll through and enjoy. Beginning in 2015 we’ll offer you more of a structured hangout based on a specific topic each week. Let us know what you like/dislike.

Are We Forgetting 9/11?, with Mike Dugan, Ben Fleagle, and Mick Mayers

Coast to Coast, with Anthony Kastros, Anthony Avillo

Sons of the Flag, with Motorola

Traditions Training, with Ricky, Nick, and Dan from Traditions Training

Building Construction and Structural Challenges, with Chris Naum, Bill Carey, and Chris Willis

Training and Safety, with Dan Sheridan and Matt McDowell

ISFSI, with Al Schlick, Steve Pegram, and Chad Hoefle from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)

Decision-Making, with Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer

UL, Research and the Fire Service, with Steve Kerber from UL and Dan Madrzykowski from NIST


Training and FDIC International, with Jason Hoevelmann, Doug Cline, Ricky Riley, and Jeff Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell First Responder Products Safety

Ventilation, Curtains, High-Rises and Customer Service, with PJ Norwood, Frank Ricci, & Justin McCarthy

High-Reliability Organization, with Dane Carley, Craig Nelson, and Jeff Wallin of Tailboard Consulting

Extrication, with Issac Frazier, Dave Dalrymple, and Aaron Heller


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BioPicBill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/,, and Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George’s County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville. Bill’s writing has been on, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine,, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of “Fire Officer: Principles and Practice”, The Secret List and His recent writing on firefighter behavioral health has been nominated for 2014 Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Series.


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