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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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Job Search Resources

Job Search Resources

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 and job description specifically the information related to the job performance review standards (JPR’s) and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) for each position. Only apply for positions that you meet the minimum requirements in the job announcement. If you have any doubts and or questions, contact the hiring official for each specific agency to clarify these questions regarding the minimum requirements. Make sure you have a keen eye for attention to detail. Several of these items are highlighted in both the job announcement and the specific job description for each position. Remember this is a test and the test is simple; can you follow written directions. If you want this highly desirable position in the fire service, you have to first apply.

 

Job Search Resources

CalOpps

https://www.calopps.org/

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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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