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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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Battalion Chief Kris Larson

Battalion Chief Kris Larson

Join host Chris Baker and guest Battalion Chief Kris Larson as they discuss Los Angeles Women in the Fire Service, Camp Blaze, a fire camp empowering young women and firefighter mentorship through the Stentorians of Los Angeles City. During this episode, they also discuss the 2022 Firefighter recruitment for the Los Angeles Fire Department and an o...

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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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Team Blaze Company Commander First Lieutenant Matt Epstein

Team Blaze Company Commander First Lieutenant Matt Epstein

Join host Chris Baker and guest Team Blaze Company Commander 1LT (CA) Matt Epstein as they discuss opportunities to serve as a member of Team Blaze through the California State Guard. During this webinar, they discuss a brief overview of the California State Guard Team Blaze, including benefits, entry-level requirements and how to apply to become a...

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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 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 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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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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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.  Ian Emmons is the Deputy Chief...

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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. 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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