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Chief Harry Carter

Chief Harry Carter

In this encore presentation from The Future Firefighter archives, host Chris Baker speaks to Dr. Harry Carter about the value of education in the fire service. This episode originally aired on April 27, 2018. Listen to this Episode https://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringpodcast/2022/06/28/the-future-firefighter-dr-harry-carter Listen on Spoti...

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Fire Captain Julie Rider

Fire Captain Julie Rider

Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Captain Julie Rider, Recruitment Coordinator for the Cosumnes Fire Department as they discuss the Sacramento Regional Fire Services Diversity Committee and how the Cosumnes Fire Department provides opportunities and strategies for recruiting women into the fire service. During this episode, they also discuss the...

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Join Metro Fire

Join Metro Fire

Join host Chris Baker and guest Firefighter Paramedic Tim White, Recruitment Coordinator for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, as they discuss the various active recruitment and outreach programs, including the Single Role Paramedic and EMT programs. During this episode, they also discuss the Metro Fire Mentor Program and how it influences...

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Fire Captain Jason Shanley

Fire Captain Jason Shanley

Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Captain Jason Shanley, Recruitment Officer for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department as they discuss the various recruitment programs, including Brothers United, a group of African American firefighters in San Diego, California, the Women's Fire Prep Academy (WFPA) and Girls Empowerment Camp. During this episode,...

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Fire Chief Rick Lasky

Fire Chief Rick Lasky

Join host Chris Baker and guest Chief Rick Lasky as they discuss why they love the fire service and why they consider it the best job in the world. During this episode, they also discuss Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job and why every future firefighter needs to read this book. Fire Chief Rick Lasky Rick Lasky, a 40-year veteran ...

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Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Tonya Hoover

Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Tonya Hoover

Join host Chris Baker and guest Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Tonya Hoover as they discuss the importance of pursuing higher education in the fire service and why professional development is necessary in becoming a well-rounded firefighter. They also discuss educational opportunities at the National Fire Academy and why you want to be here on the ...

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Fire Service Career Resources

Fire Service Career 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. Next, review the job announcem...

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Fire Career Mentoring Session

Fire Career Mentoring Session

Join host Chris Baker and guest, Chris Ruano host of the Prep and Defend Show, as we discuss helpful insights and mentoring perspectives for any current or future firefighters. Questions:  Why do some fire departments want a Firefighter 1 Academy course completion certificate? While some fire departments don't require a Firefighter 1 Academy?H...

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Fire Captain Erika Enslin

Fire Captain Erika Enslin

Join host Chris Baker and guest Captain Erika Enslin from the Sacramento (CA) Fire Department as they discuss future female firefighter recruitment topics, including girls fire camps, Golden State Women in the Fire Service, Triple F - Fierce Female Firefighters, and Firefighter Mentorship. Captain Erika Enslin has served with the Sacramento (Califo...

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Chief Alan Brunacini: Timeless Tactical Truths

Chief Alan Brunacini: Timeless Tactical Truths

Early in my career as a firefighter, I developed the habit of writing notes on 3x5 cards.  I would (and still do) jot down a few words about something I observed, comments I would hear and thoughts that would occur to me (sometimes at the strangest times).  Little "flashes" that would occur in conversations with the firefighter I worked w...

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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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Firefighter Hiring Process Resources

Firefighter Hiring Process Resources

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. Job Search Websites Fire Engineering Ra...

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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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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.  Ian Emmons is the Deputy Chief...

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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 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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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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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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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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