Episode 53: Brian Mulligan Close Call Survivor Interview

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053 - Mulligan1Atascocita Volunteer Fire Captain Brian Mulligan experienced a close call when his crew responded to routine gas leak call that turned out to be anything but routine. Tune in to hear how Brian almost got electrocuted at a gas leak call.

Length: 50 minutes

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On May 12, 2012, Atascocita Volunteer Fire Captain Brian Mulligan and his crew responded to a reported gas leak that resulted in a very close call. If the circumstances were just slightly different, Brian could have been severely burned or electrocuted. Yes, at a gas leak call he almost got electrocuted! Listen in and learn how it happened and the valuable lessons Brian and his department took away from this event, including

 

  1. 053 - Engine 19The need to always be vigilant and, if it is possible, to expect the unexpected – to think about other explanations for what you may be seeing or hearing. As Brian will share, things are not always what they appear to be.
  2. Do not take anything for granted.
  3. Ensure you have a solid standard operating guideline for responses to gas emergencies. Brian’s department didn’t have one then… but they do now.

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Link to Fire Department Recruitment Video

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Brian and his wife, Chelsea became parents of Annabelle a month ago. What better reason to ensure we are learning from close calls than the love of our families.

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Intro music
Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records

Guest Contact Information
Captain Brian Mulligan
Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department
Email: BMulligan@avfd.com
Website: AVFD.com

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