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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. Larry Conley is the founder and president of Leadership Development Concepts, LLC. He has been empowering firefighters i...

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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.  Chief LeDuc began his career ...

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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. Fire Chief (Ret.) William "Bill" Kille...

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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

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...

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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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The Firehouse Kitchen Table

The Firehouse Kitchen Table

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...

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Fire Chief Dennis Rubin

Fire Chief Dennis Rubin

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...

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Dr. Richard Gasaway

Dr. Richard Gasaway

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...

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Rescue Captain Justin Schorr

Rescue Captain Justin Schorr

 "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 you on a smaller list when hired, there's a catch, they want you to work as a medic when you get hired.  Find out more about what EMS means to the Future Firefighter and listen to this episode.

"Should every Future Firefighter become a Paramedic?  In one word, Yes.  EMS is the future of the Modern Fire Service so each candidate should have a grasp on their place in the system as they get hired.  Paramedicine isn't for everyone. There's a lot of stress involved in not only obtaining the license, but maintaining it and, of course, being responsible for the care of your patients." (Schorr)

"When you get hired as a Paramedic, here's a hint...they need you as a Paramedic." (Schorr)

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Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder

Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder

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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Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso

Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso

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...

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Regional Fire Chief Christopher Connelly

Regional Fire Chief Christopher Connelly

"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...

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Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

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/...

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Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski

Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski

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...

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Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac

Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac

"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, we can’t do this job alone.  Whether you are a woman or a man, you are going to need the advice and the guidance that we all need in every profession to succeed and thrive." – Assistant Chief Nicol Juratovac

"The thing about mentors is they believe in you more than you believe in yourself."  - NPJ

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Firefighter Functional Fitness

Firefighter Functional Fitness

“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 their job.  It doesn’t matter if you are a volunteer, paid-on-call or career firefighter, you must believe 100% that physical fitness is a fundamental aspect of your job.” – Captain Jim Moss

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Dr. Harry R. Carter

Dr. Harry R. Carter

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...

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The Future Firefighter Podcast: Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter

The Future Firefighter Podcast: Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter

 “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

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Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast

Fire Engineering Radio: 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.

 

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