Ep. 46 Firefighter Fenton

 Firefighter Brent Fenton has a huge cult following on social media @firefighterfenton. This is in part because he is hilarious, but more so because he is honest. The authenticity of his humor is what makes it so fun and funny. In ep46 Fenton and I discuss the job, family, social media and much more. Enjoy!

 

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Ep.45 The Firefighter Combat Challenge with Dr. Paul Davis

 


In Episode 45 we have the pleasure of hearing from the creator of the Firefighter Combat Challenge, Dr. Paul Davis. He is an amazing fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to the fire service. Enjoy the episode!

Here’s more about our guest:

Paul O. Davis, III, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the First Responder Institute. He is a graduate of the School of Public Health, University of Maryland and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Under contract to the Marine Corps, he embedded as a rifleman and conducted a five-year job task analysis of the critical and arduous tasks required for the MOS 0311 in high altitude, cold weather, desert, jungle and amphibious operations. Under contract to Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Dr. Davis developed physical performance standards for all uniformed personnel.

Dr. Davis was also a member of the Astronaut Rescue Team Initiative- a joint-USAF-NASA project to designed to increase survivability of a Space Shuttle launch mishap, created after the Challenger incident. For the Navy, he carried out a world-wide certification program for Command Fitness Coordinators.

For the Army, he wrote the first POI (program of instruction) for the Physical Fitness Academy at the Soldier Support Center.

He is the executive producer of several ESPN, Versus, A&E, CBS Sports and Discovery Channel productions including the Marine Corps Super Squad Challenge, Army Ranger Challenge, World SWAT Challenge and the Firefighter Combat Challenge®.

He has authored more than 200 treatises, articles and reports as well as two books- most recently: Hard Work: a guide for human resource managers, labor attorneys, and ergonomists- co-authored with Dr. Brian Sharkey.

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Ep.44 The Next Rung with Blake Stinnett

 From a gospel ministry to the Fire Service, Blake Stinnett has made his life’s focus service. While this path may seem nontraditional, Stinnett’s Father, who was a Volunteer firefighter, set the expectation and example of putting others first. Recognizing a need in the Brotherhood Stinnett created NextRung. NextRung is a peer support group that trains and facilitates peer support and crisis intervention as well as local networking of mental health resources. In Ep.44 we talk a little about being a firefighter in Georgia and a lot about being a good Brother and how NextRung supports this. We all need some support from time to time, so, share this episode. Share the links below. Share your time and concern with a brother or sister in need. It may be as simple as sitting in the uncomfortable silence and just being present. No grand solutions, no problem solving, just be present.

 

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Ep.43 Discipline for you and the Dog W/ Mike Smith

The word discipline is often thrown around a little too casually these days; sapping its power and value. You cannot just speak about discipline rather it must be practiced, exercised, and flexed for one to truly appreciate its personal importance. In episode 43 Mike Smith and I talk about discipline; we unpack some of the elements gained through wrestling, firefighting, training and dog handling.   Please enjoy!

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Also mentioned on this episode

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Ep.42 From the Fireground to the Executive Office "the mission doesn't change!" with Kelvin Bartee

 

When you spend your entire adult life serving your community and fellow man you learn a few things! Number one - “treat people like human beings!”; Two - “it’s about communication and collaboration” and three “no matter your position or function in the organization focus on the mission.” Chief Bartee’s 33 years in the fire service were spent working every position on fire trucks, on the HazMat team, as an Recruit Training officer, Battalion Chief, Human Resource Chief and so much more. In episode 42 he shares some of his hard-earned lessons. I hope you enjoy!

 

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Ep.41 -xpost- Make the Difference Podcast w/ Brandan Millan, Bryan Parks & Rayne Gray

 My mama told me to study my lessons while in school and I argued endlessly. It was not until I had "grown up", a term I am using very liberally, that I began to understand the value of her admonitions.  She knew something I had yet to comprehend, that education stretched one’s mind and increased an individual’s capacity for growth.  I am eternally grateful to the many folks who encouraged me to go to school. The nudges and encouraging words have added a tremendous value to my life.

In episode 41 I have shared a podcast that was originally released on the “Make the Difference podcast”. Recorded nine or more months ago, Retired Deputy Chief Bryan Parks, Captain Brandan Millan and Myself discuss leadership, learning and the value of higher education. If you have ever thought “I should consider going back to school” I would tell you “yes, that’s what you should do!” No further question. Don’t just take my word for it, listen to our conversation and maybe it will add some additional value to the proposition.

Getting further education is not without challenges and difficulty. There is a time and a season for each of us. My hope is that you are fully engaged in your life and thinking through the decisions and consequences. Give the episode a listen, enjoy, then go on out there and GetSome.

 

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Ep. 40 "I want to be your first phone call" with Dakota Waldum



Meet Dakota Waldum, at 5'2" you may think of her as an unlikely Firefighter. However, when you listen to the determination and leadership offered by this young mother of three, you quickly come to understand how little her height matters. Like a true Texan she has zero room for silly BS and when there's work to do, whether in the gym or on the fireground, she is getting after it!  As a busy Mom, Firefighter and Medic, Dakota is focused on the needs of the job and supporting the Brotherhood. She trains like a beast, is dedicated to the mission, and sets a tremendous example. Listen in on episode 40 - you will love this episode!

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