Coffee Break Training: Firetalk -- Staying Abreast of Fire Service Trends and Topics Via Podcasts   [open pdf - 160KB]

"This lesson builds upon the Coffee Break Bulletin 'Harnessing the Power of RSS.' The rapid growth of broadband Internet connectivity in recent years has helped make the distribution of rich media, such as audio or video broadcasts, quick and easy. The fire service community has seized upon this capability by offering a variety of highly informative, easily accessible audio programs otherwise known as podcasts. Podcasts are nonmusical audio files that are distributed over the internet automatically through Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Although podcasts were originally developed for the Apple iPod, you don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts. In fact, all you need is a computer. When you click on a link to a podcast your PC's audio software such as Windows Media Player will begin playing the MP3 file automatically. (An MP3 file is a popular compressed format for audio files). Transferring the podcast to a portable MP3 player is optional."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Info Search and Web 2.0 Series No. IS-2009-5
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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