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National Fire Chief Tom Harbour
National Fire Chief Tom Harbour
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest National Fire Chief (Ret.) Tom Harbour, former Director of Fire and Aviation for the U.S. Forest Service, as we discuss starting a career as a wildland firefighter and the philosophy of being a student of fire. During this episode, we also discuss the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Everyone Goes Home in...
Dr. Kellie O'Dare and Blake Richardson
Dr. Kellie O'Dare and Blake Richardson
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker speaks with guests Dr. Kellie O'Dare, Co-Director of the 2nd Alarm Project, and Blake Richardson, Co-Founder of EaseAlert. They discuss why sleep is mission critical in the fire service, and touch on various topics including firefighter health and wellness, behavioral health resources, and the value of peer support for the fut...
Deputy Chief Ian Emmons
Deputy Chief Ian Emmons
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest Deputy Chief Ian Emmons of the Washington Township (OH) Fire Department as they discuss the value of mentorship. During this episode, they also discuss maintaining accountability, celebrating success and how mentorship can bring positive continuous improvement to the fire service.  Ian Emmons is the Deputy Chief...
Deputy Chief Joe Powers
Deputy Chief Joe Powers
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest Deputy Chief Joe Powers as they discuss embracing career opportunities, cultivating positive relationships, and building sustainability in the fire service. During this episode, they also discuss the Vision 20/20 Project and the value of community risk reduction through risk assessments, establishing partnerships and...
Ben May
Ben May
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest Ben May as they discuss why marketing is important for the future firefighter. During this episode, we cover a wide range of topics, including what is marketing and why it is so important, what is a brand and the most trusted brand in America, brand evolution of the fire service, and why the future firefighter is res...
Fire Chief Gary Ludwig
Fire Chief Gary Ludwig
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, Immediate past President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 2019-20, as they discuss the following roles and responsibilities of the future firefighter, including customer service, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and community risk red...
Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht
Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht as they discuss a wide range of topics, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Safety Health and Survival Section, and the focus of inclusivity in the fire service highlighting the IAFC's Diversity Executive Leadership Program (iDELP). During this episode, they also disc...
Fire Captain Larry Conley
Fire Captain Larry Conley
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Joining host Chris Baker is Larry Conley of Leadership Development Concepts, LLC. They discuss GLUE (Growing Leaders Using Empowerment) and why this personal leadership development program is essential for the future firefighter. Larry Conley is the founder and president of Leadership Development Concepts, LLC. He has been empowering firefighters i...
Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc
Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Christopher Baker with guest Assistant Chief (Ret.) Todd LeDuc as they discuss his new book titled Surviving the Fire Service, published by Fire Engineering Books & Videos. This episode will focus on how the future firefighter can manage and reduce risks throughout their careers in the fire service.  Chief LeDuc began his career ...
Fire Chief Bill Killen
Fire Chief Bill Killen
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Join host Chris Baker as he discusses the history of the fire service with Fire Chief Bill Killen (ret.) President/CEO of the National Fire Heritage Center and why it's important to learn about the history of the fire service. This episode is dedicated to the men and women that built the American Fire Service. Fire Chief (Ret.) William "Bill" Kille...
How to Become a Firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department
How to Become a Firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker talks LAFD recruitment with City of Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Rick Najera. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2020/02/04/how-to-become-a-firefighter-for-the-los-angeles-city-fire-department Podcast: How to Become a Firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department https://www.fi...
Lead Where You Are
Lead Where You Are
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker talks to guests Phoenix (AZ) Battalion Chief Rayne Gray, Fairfax County (VA) Fire Captain Marc Davidson, and Prince William County (VA) Fire Lieutenant Nick Baskerville about leadership and why it's important to lead where you are.  Prince William County (VA) Fire Lieutenant Nick Baskerville, Chris Baker, Fairfax County (VA) F...
Fireground Fitness Podcast: Everyone Goes Home
Fireground Fitness Podcast: Everyone Goes Home
Chris Baker
Past Episodes
On the Fireground Fitness podcast we will host a discussion with firefighters and allied professionals and discuss the life lessons learned on and off the fireground. How do we become more effective and successful in high stress and difficult situations, life in a nut shell? Well, we're gonna sit down at the kitchen table and talk it out! Giving ba...
The Value of Mentorship The Value of Mentorship
The Value of Mentorship
Chris Baker
Blog Articles
Mentorship is vital to the future succession planning of the fire service. Everyone can positively benefit from having a mentor. Mentorship is how we bring continuous improvement to our profession. There is value in having an established advisor in your life to offer you counsel and guidance throughout your career. I have immensely b...
The Firehouse Kitchen Table
The Firehouse Kitchen Table
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Members of the Firehouse Kitchen Table join host Chris Baker as they discuss the fire service and the importance of learning from one another. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/11/06/the-future-firefighter Podcast: The Future Firefighter: Firehouse Kitchen Table | Fire Engineering https://www.fireengin...
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker discusses Rube's Rules for the Future Firefighter with his guest and mentor Fire Chief Dennis Rubin.  Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/09/24/the-future-firefighter Podcast: The Future Firefighter | Fire Engineering https://www.fireengineering.com/leadership/podcast-the-future-fir...
Dr. Richard Gasaway
Dr. Richard Gasaway
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker talks with guest Dr. Richard Gasaway about situational awareness for the future firefighter. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/08/13/the-future-firefighter   Resources: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway - Building tomorrow's leaders... Today! https://www.richgasaway.com Situational Awareness...
Code 3 Podcast: Earning The Job
Chris Baker
Past Episodes
  Listen to this episode of the Code 3 Podcast with Host Scott Orr. If you want to become a firefighter, the first thing to understand is that it isn’t easy.  There’s a lot of school required nowadays, and it can take several years to get there. But there are some things to know that’ll make the process easier. Here to talk abou
Rescue Captain Justin Schorr
Rescue Captain Justin Schorr
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
 "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours." – Richard Bach In this episode, Chris Baker sits down with Rescue Captain, Justin Schorr, "the Happy Medic" to talk about what he's learned over the last 25 years in the fire service and why one of the worst pieces of advice is "get your Medic." While obtaining the license will get
Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Live From FDIC 2019 Day Four Watch this episode of Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast with host Chris Baker and guests, Training Chief Dave McGlynn, Jason Patton, and Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, as they discuss the FDIC International 2019 conference. Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder and Chris Baker. Listen to this Episode https://...

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