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"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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
  Listen to this episode of the Code 3 Podcast with Host Scott Orr. If you want to become a firefighter, the first thing to understand is that it isn’t easy.  There’s a lot of school required nowadays, and it can take several years to get there. But there are some things to know that’ll make the process easier. Here to talk abou
 “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
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...
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 an
"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...
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/...
 “The ultimate role of a firefighter is to leave a mark on the system, not just a memory.” - Chief Ronny J. Coleman   On Monday, October 8th, 2018, I had the privilege of walking the aisles of the National Fire Heritage Center archives with Archivist Frank Schmersal and, I captured a glimpse of the rich history contained in
  (Photo Credits: Craig Clements)   Before the Carr Fire event occurred in Shasta County on July 26, 2018, another significant event occurred on the Eiler Fire on August 2, 2014. Both of these events happened late in the afternoon-evening hours approximately (1700 - 2000). Both of these significant events in Shasta County had similar
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...
(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger,Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).   Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or wherever they can find a spot untouched by the devastation of the unprecedented firestorm. These servants are dirty, hungry and beyond their normal limits.
(Photo Credits: Author) “The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John Tippett This quote sparked my interest recently on twitter.  I wholeheartedly agree with
(Photo Credits: Author)  If you truly know your why, you will also without a doubt unequivocally comprehend your what, where, when and how for your life.  In order to be a leader at home in your personal life or at work in your professional life; you must clearly establish your own strategic mission and vision statements.  
“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,
I recently attended a train-the-trainer class for a new Everyone Goes Home® program course titled ‘Attributes of Leading’ created by Dr. Brian Crandell of the Crandell Research Group, Battalion Chief Kevin Conant (Retired) of Command Coaching, and videographer/editor Captain Jake Pelk, of FD Training Solutions. This course was a
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