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Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso
Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
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...
Job Search Resources
Job Search Resources
Chris Baker
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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
Regional Fire Chief Christopher Connelly
Regional Fire Chief Christopher Connelly
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
"Protecting Those Who Defend America." – Bill Killen, Director, Navy Fire & Emergency Services, 1985 - 2004 (Retired). Host Chris Baker discusses career opportunities in the Federal Fire Service as a Department of Defense Firefighter with Regional Fire Chief Christopher Connelly. "Everyday wake up with the knowledge that you will succeed, and y...
Fire Chief Reggie Freeman
Fire Chief Reggie Freeman
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
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/...
Chris Baker (left) with National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman (right). (author photo) Chris Baker (left) with National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman (right). (author photo)
National Fire Heritage Center
Chris Baker
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 “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 in
The Carr Fire Event
Chris Baker
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  (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
Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski
Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Host Chris Baker discusses the entry-level firefighter interview process with guest and mentor Deputy Chief (Retired) Steve Prziborowski. Steve Prziborowski is a 29-year fire service veteran currently recently serving as a Deputy Chief for the Santa Clara County (CA) Fire Department. He received the 2020 Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Lega...
Service Beyond Self
Chris Baker
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(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.
The Power of The Word - WHY
Chris Baker
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(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
What is your WHY
Chris Baker
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(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.  
Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac
Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
"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 this,
Chief Alan V. Brunacini Chief Alan V. Brunacini
The Attributes of Leading
Chris Baker
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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 was a
Firefighter Functional Fitness
Firefighter Functional Fitness
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
“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
Dr. Harry R. Carter
Dr. Harry R. Carter
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
Live From FDIC 2018 Day Five Watch this live from FDIC 2018 episode of Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast with host Chris Baker and guest Dr. Harry R. Carter as they discuss the value of education in the fire service. Dr. Harry R. Carter, FIFireE, CFO, is a veteran chief fire officer, an internationally-known municipal fire prot...
The Future Firefighter Podcast: Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter
The Future Firefighter Podcast: Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
 “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 co
Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast
Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast
Chris Baker
The Future Firefighter Podcast
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
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6
Chris Baker
Blog Articles
The stage is set. Family members, friends and mentors are in the audience, patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. Few milestones in life 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 also a moment tha
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5
Chris Baker
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As previously mentioned in this article, we covered two fundamental character traits: maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative. Now 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 the minds
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 4
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 4
Chris Baker
Blog Articles
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 attention around
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 3
Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 3
Chris Baker
Blog Articles
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 probationary period. Th

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