Captain Dale Kimball is a podcast host interviewing first responders across the nation. Kimball is a 25 year career Fire Captain in the City of Peabody. Peabody, Massachusetts is a city that is located 19.7 miles North of Boston. Kimball is able to extract raw emotions of his guests as they relive some of the most extraordinary, Courageous Stories of Valor, Heroism and Bravery with their firsthand experiences.
PEABODY POLICE SPECIAL OPERATIONS CAPTAIN SCOTT RICHARDS
46:51SEASON 2 EPISODE 7Scott Richards Peabody Police Captain. My next guest is a 25 year Career Police Officer. In 1996 he started his Police career with the town of Groveland. 3 years later in 2001 he transferred to the Peabody Police Department where he has moved to the top of the ranks. In Peabody, this Police Officer has led by example by being assigned to many different roles throughout his career. Such as, going from Street Patrol, Crime Detective and being the Sergeant Supervisor of the Narcotics Division. In 2010, his rank flourished again becoming a Police Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant he was the City of Peabody’s Shift Commander which brought the responsibility for important different specific roles. He commanded the Traffic unit, the Criminal investigation Unit and was the Patrol Division Watch Commander that over looked city operations. He holds many Accommodations, Citations for Bravery and holds many educational certifications under his large police belt. He holds both a Bachelor and Master Degrees of Science in Criminal Justice. Today, Scott Richards holds the rank of Captain which holds a heavy work load being responsible for many important roles to run the City of Peabody’s Police Department. Please Welcome to Season 2 Episode 7, Peabody Police Captain Scott Richards.
PEABODY POLICE K-9 OFFICER COREY SALVO
50:21How do you define someone that knows what he or she wants to be in life at such a young age? Most at that age don't even know what they want for breakfast?At a cool age of 12 years old, my next guest set a goal for himself, to become a military veteran and a police officer. What does it say about a mature man who then fulfills his quest on accomplishing these goals. My next guest is a decorated Coast Guard veteran who holds many accommodations and awards during his service in the Kuwait and Iraq conflicts. Officer Corey Salvo today is in his 13th year as a career K-9 Peabody Police Officer. He has proved himself as an expert K-9 handler contributing his expertise on some of the biggest cases in the City of Peabody and surrounding communities. Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome to Season 2 Episode 6, K-9 Peabody Police Officer Corey Salvo
PEABODY POLICE OFFICER ERIC RICCI AND NEMLEC NEGOTIATOR
42:00My next guest is a 27 year career Peabody Police Officer. He has been what’s called the "Jack of all Trades" jumping from street patrol, undercover detective, negotiator, and currently school resource officer. Officer Eric Ricci has faced his mid adult life battling kidney cancer. His positive attitude with a little bit of luck has kept him working as a Peabody police officer and keeping him out of Dana-Farber Cancer Institution in Boston. Officer Ricci is the epitome of the quote “never give up”!!! Eric is also a key member of the negotiation team for NEMLEC. Please welcome to Season 2 Episode 5, cancer survivor and Jimmy Fund advocate Officer Eric Ricci.
RETIRED LYNN POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL MAGEARY
30:42My next guest is a retired Police Chief who has many awards and commendations for bravery. He is a well educated police officer who holds multiple degrees. The man you’re about to meet is a cops cop. He has worked his way up to the ranks throughout the Lynn Police Department, with his final position as the Chief. Chief Michael Mageary will take us into the life of fighting crime- a mission he has dedicated his life to. From his time as a patrolman all the way through the ranks ending in Chief of the Department, Chief Mageary takes us behind the scenes. Please welcome to Captain Kid’s Corner Season 2 Episode 4 Chief Michael Mageary!!!
E.M.T. INSTRUCTOR/MASS STATE EXAMINER AND AMPUTEE LEO QUIRK
32:04What would you do if you rolled up onto a motor vehicle accident on a single lane highway?How far does someone go to help a total stranger who is in harms way- who then puts you in harms way? What makes a person decide to render aid rather than to ignore the crash and continue to drive by?My next guest is the epitome of facing adversity straight on and never ever give up whatever the cards that are dealt. On November 14, 2020 Leo Quirk’s life changed forever. A EMT, Instructor Coordinator and a Massachusetts State EMT Examiner lost his leg when he was trying to help a total stranger that was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Instead of hiding into a dark place of depression, Leo Quirk has taken his loss with pride and spirit. He never gave up when had to train himself to walk again. Leo Quirk is a champion with a big heart that puts others before him. Please welcome to Captain Kid’s Corner Season 2 Episode 3 EMT Instructor/Examiner Mr. Leo Quirk.
ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT CHRISTINE ARSENAULT
1:02:13The year was 1973 when history was made in the United States for women who became Correctional Officers in a all male dominated correctional institution. Since, that time women Correctional Officers have tripled throughout the country. Today, there are currently 3200 Correctional Officers in the State of Massachusetts. Only 33.8 percent are women Correctional Officers working inside an all dominated male institution. The Commonwealth currently holds approximately 8300 men and women prisoners throughout 16 correctional facilities. My next guest is a 22 year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. She holds multiple degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice. In 2000 she was the only woman in the Correctional Officer Academy which was held in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine Arsenault has worked in an all male institution with violent offenders, such as murders, rapists, drug dealers, gang members and even child molesters. Currently, she holds the rank of Assistant Superintendent. Christine has worked tirelessly up the rank’s making her only a few women ever to hold this title in the history of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Please welcome a 2003 Employee of the Year Award Recipient Assistant Superintendent Christine Arsenault.
FIRST WOMAN FIREFIGHTER IN THE HISTORY OF PFD CAPTAIN TRACY COLLINS
48:12On May 3rd, 1999 history was made in the Tanner City of Peabody, Massachusetts. Peabody’s longest running Mayor The honorable Mayor Peter Torigian sworn in the first female firefighter in the history of Peabody. The woman you are about to meet is a 24 year career veteran firefighter of the Peabody Fire Department. She has gone above beyond her duties to prove herself in the world of firefighting. Her resume speaks for itself. She holds multiple degrees in fire science and is a founding member of the Massachusetts North Shore Tech Rescue Team. She worked her way up to Captain in 2018, where she is currently assigned to Engine Company 7. Please welcome to Captain Kid’s Corner Season 2 Episode 1 Captain Tracy Collins.
NAVY LT. KURT VIED AND RETIRED MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROOPER
1:05:17Navy Lt. Kurt Vied, is my guest today on Captain Kid’s Corner. He is a retired Massachusetts State Trooper, with a lifetime of military service. He is a decorated Naval Intelligence Officer, who deployed with Navy Special Warfare as their Lead Interrogator. He participated in direct action missions, conducted close to 100 Tactical Field Interrogations. Kurt Vied is a true American Hero that was awarded multiple citations and awards for his actions overseas. Please welcome to Captain Kid’s Corner Season 1 Episode 10 a true leader, patriot and a respected officer on and off the battle field Trooper Kurt Vied.
RETIRED FF, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND HUMANITARIAN KEVIN PASDON
49:08Changing someones life forever is never an easy task. In today’s world, we don’t hear enough of the good in human kind. All we hear these days is the bad behavior and evil of human kind. World wide news on television or social media is a perfect example of the hate and violence we constantly see now a days. It’s a real shame we don’t hear about the good in people. No matter what good deed they perform for human kind. Like the up lifting stories of individuals who have changed people lives, a human that goes above and beyond for a total stranger, a person who doesn’t discriminate against any color or creed. How far does someone have the courage and perseverance to go and help another stranger?? My next guest is the epitome of a humanitarian. He is a devoted, caring, selfless individual who is making a difference in people lives in the country of Ukraine. According to Websters dictionary a humanitarian is “an individual who is concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.” My next guest is a retired firefighter and a beautiful human soul. Please welcome to Captain Kid’s Corner Season 1 Episode 9, Retired FF, Professional Actor and Humanitarian Kevin Pasdon.
RETIRED F.F. JOHN P. SPOFFORD AND WILD LIFE REHABILITATOR
1:05:27John P. Spofford is a retired Firefighter that gave 25 years of his life to the City of Peabody. He holds many talents in his tool belt. He’s your modern Wild Animal Caretaker enthusiast Marlon Perkins. John Spofford is a Firefighter, Mechanic, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, Wild Life Advocate and a Professional Drummer. FF Spofford has gone above and beyond caring for wildlife animals and any animal that is either injured or is in need of special care. Whether it’s a Coyote, Deer, Possum, Raccoon or a few ducklings stuck in a storm drain Rehabilitator Spofford finds his way to to help the helpless animal. http://www.fivealarmrescue.org/Facebook John P. Spofford is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and runs the Non Profit Organization.