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Host Chris Baker discusses mentoring in the fire service with Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2019/04/02/the-future-firefighter Resources:  Common Valor http://www.commonvalor.com Author - Frank Viscuso https://fireengineeringbooks.com/frank-viscuso/ Flashpoint: The F...
The days of filling out applications on paper are obsolete and now several agencies have utilized technology to expedite their application process. One helpful tip is to save your information in a word document and you can cut/paste this information into these online career websites when you are creating your profile. Review the job announcement an
Host Chris Baker discusses the topic of community service with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman. "Values and beliefs make up organizational culture. Exercising authentic leadership within that same organization makes a difference."  – Fire Chief Reggie Freeman Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2018/...
  “The ultimate role of a firefighter is to leave a mark on the system, not just a memory.” - Chief Ronny J. Coleman   On Monday, October 8th, 2018, I had the privilege of walking the aisles of the National Fire Heritage Center archives with Archivist Frank Schmersal and, I captured a glimpse of the rich history contained i
  (Photo Credits: Craig Clements)   Before the Carr Fire event occurred in Shasta County on July 26, 2018, another significant event occurred on the Eiler Fire on August 2, 2014. Both of these events happened late in the afternoon-evening hours approximately (1700 - 2000). Both of these significant events in Shasta County had similar
Host Chris Baker discusses the entry-level firefighter interview process with guest and mentor Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski.  Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2018/07/31/the-future-firefighter Code 3 Fire Training & Education https://www.code3firetraining.com Chabot College Fire Technology Prog...
(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger,Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).   Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or wherever they can find a spot untouched by the devastation of the unprecedented firestorm. These servants are dirty, hungry and beyond their normal limits.
(Photo Credits: Author) “The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John Tippett This quote sparked my interest recently on twitter.  I wholeheartedly agree with
(Photo Credits: Author)  If you truly know your why, you will also without a doubt unequivocally comprehend your what, where, when and how for your life.  In order to be a leader at home in your personal life or at work in your professional life; you must clearly establish your own strategic mission and vision statements.  
“All that I am I owe, I live eternally in the red.”– Dr. Carl Holmes   THE FUTURE FEMALE FIREFIGHTER “I can’t help but tell you that it’s all about the mentorship.  Without the direction and guidance of those who have come before us, there is no way that either one of us would be here.  The main message I want to relay to everyone is
I recently attended a train-the-trainer class for a new Everyone Goes Home® program course titled ‘Attributes of Leading’ created by Dr. Brian Crandell of the Crandell Research Group, Battalion Chief Kevin Conant (Retired) of Command Coaching, and videographer/editor Captain Jake Pelk, of FD Training Solutions. This course
“Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body cannot go where the mind does not believe.” – Captain Jim Moss “Attitude comes first.  We must accept the fact that our fitness is a requirement of the profession.” – Chief Dan Kerrigan “The future firefighter must have the mindset and attitude that physical fitness is a requirement of
To watch this episode with Dr. Harry R. Carter, please fast forward to the (50:10) mark.   Live from FDIC 2018 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Danny Sheridan 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Mikey G & Mikey D 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM David Dalrymple 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Chris Baker 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Remote from the 3M Scott Fire & Safety booth!   All this week at
  Live from FDIC 2018: Day Five The Value of Education in the Fire Service   “I have achieved a great deal in life through education.”– Dr. Harry R. Carter This show is in memory of Fire Chief Alan V. Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017). Dr. Carter started riding an ambulance as a junior in high school in 1964.  In 1966, du
  “If you quit you will regret it for the rest of your life. Quitting never makes things easier.” – Admiral William H. McRaven   ENTRY LEVEL FIREFIGHTER HIRING PROCESS   “The hiring process is like running a marathon, it is not a sprint.  It is more like sprinting a marathon.” – Christopher Baker   During this episode, we c
I am excited to announce Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast will premier on January 18th, 2018. Please tune in at 4:30 PM PST. Thank you, Chief Bobby Halton and the Fire Engineering family for this opportunity.   Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio
The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. There are few milestones in life that are held in such high regard. The moment when you find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and marry to become your significant other. The birth of a child is als
Last week we discussed two fundamental character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally essential character traits that will help you achieve success throughout your fire service career:   You must maintain a positive attitude, andHave t
There are two-character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative. When it is time to go to work, you have to roll up your sleeves, because work is always the answer. Take the initiative when something needs attent
This is a profession where you have to make the commitment to becoming a lifelong learner.  The fire academy is over, and now you have found yourself in the Jumpseat.  Congratulations, you have arrived; however, the learning doesn’t stop at the completion of the recruit academy!  The learning has just begun with the start of the prob
You have survived the first week as a probationary firefighter in the best career in the world. You might need to pinch yourself because you possibly feel like you just won the lottery. The first week undoubtedly went by so fast, that it feels like a blur and you are still in the process of trying to find out how you will “fit-in” to the firehouse
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