Fire Captain Chris Ruano

Fire Captain Chris Ruano
Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Captain Chris Ruano as they discuss how the pre-service firefighter candidate prepares for the fire academy mentally, physically and emotionally. This episode discusses physical conditioning and training before the entry-level fire academy, injury prevention during the academy, and transition from the fire acade...
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Become a Volunteer and Serve Your Community

Become a Volunteer and Serve Your Community
Over the years, I have volunteered for various organizations. When I first started my career in the fire service, I began as a volunteer and this experience taught me the importance of volunteerism. However, one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences is when I traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the devastating earthquake in 2010. I ...
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Volunteering with the Firehouse Ambassador Program

Volunteering with the Firehouse Ambassador Program
You never know what to expect when you sign up to be a volunteer. I had the opportunity to serve as an Ambassador for the Firehouse Expo 2015 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. I was very fortunate to assist with setting up the inaugural Legends and Icons Event for the Firehouse Hall of Fame. This opportunity was one of the most memorable volunteer...
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The Future Firefighter Podcast: Now Hiring

The Future Firefighter Podcast: Now Hiring
The Future Firefighter Podcast discusses the importance of implementing a plan and the process of becoming a firefighter through mentorship by engaging the future members of the fire service in a positive way. This podcast discusses the importance of planning for success mentally, emotionally, and physically. Hiring as of September 18, 2021: H...
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Fire Chief Dave Emanuel

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Respect Our House: Extinguishing Bullying Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Chief Dave Emanuel as they discuss grounding, values, and organizational culture. During this episode, they discuss workplace bullying and how future firefighters can respect our house by extinguishing bullying in the fire service. Fire Chief Dave Emanuel  Biog...
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Battalion Chief Chad Costa

Battalion Chief Chad Costa
Join host Chris Baker and guest Battalion Chief Chad Costa as they discuss the keys to getting hired in today's fire service. During this episode, they discuss how to be prepared as a candidate, including education, experience, attitude, work ethic, and customer service. Keys to Getting Hired in Today's Fire Service Battalion Chief Chad Costa Biogr...
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National Fire Chief Tom Harbour

National Fire Chief Tom Harbour
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...
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Dr. Kellie O'Dare and Blake Richardson

Dr. Kellie O'Dare and Blake Richardson
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...
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Deputy Chief Ian Emmons

Deputy Chief Ian Emmons
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.  Listen to this Episode https:/...
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Deputy Chief Joe Powers

Deputy Chief Joe Powers
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...
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Ben May

Ben May
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...
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Fire Chief Gary Ludwig

Fire Chief Gary Ludwig
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...
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Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht

Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht
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...
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Fire Captain Larry Conley

Fire Captain Larry Conley
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. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2020/09/01/the-future-firefighter ‎Listen on...
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Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc

Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc
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.  Listen to this Episode https:...
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Fire Chief Bill Killen

Fire Chief Bill Killen
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. President Bill Killen is a Fire & ...
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How to Become a Firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department

How to Become a Firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department
"The Future Firefighter" 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 ...
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Lead Where You Are

Lead Where You Are
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...
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Fireground Fitness Podcast: Everyone Goes Home

Fireground Fitness Podcast: Everyone Goes Home
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...
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The Value of Mentorship

The Value of Mentorship The Value of Mentorship
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...
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