Episode 61, Firefighter Success, with Jim Moss

Throughout my career I have often wondered “what is the formula for success?” Typically landing on “hard work and self-discipline” as the default answer but this has always felt somewhat shallow. And while it is a true statement, It does not provide any of the details needed to really get somewhere. For example, you can “work really hard” but in the absence of a plan you will find yourself working in circles.

Captain Jim Moss, starting with Firefighter Functional Fitness (discussed in episode 34) and now Firefighter Success, shares the formula, the tools needed and the plan to execute. Jim nicely articulates 20 core principles that will give your “hard work and self-discipline” some direction and focus. In episode 61 we unpack many aspects of Moss’ personal philosophies and much more. Enjoy the episode!

Introducing Jim Moss:

Jim Moss is a fire captain and paramedic for the Metro West Fire Protection District in St. Louis County, Missouri. A 16-year veteran of the fire service, his passions include leadership, training, mentorship and fitness. Jim is the bestselling author of Firefighter Success: 20 C’s to Firefighter Excellence, and the co-author of Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity. He is also the host of the Firefighter Success Podcast.

Jim is a contributor to multiple fire service publications, including Fire Engineering Magazine and FirefighterToolbox.com. He has shared his message at FDIC International, Firehouse, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, the National Volunteer Fire Council, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and with fire departments nationwide.


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If you would like to contact today’s guest....

Connect with him personally on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and follow him and Firefighter Success on the following social media outlets:


Instagram: @FirefighterSuccess and @FirefighterFFit

Facebook: @FirefighterSuccess and @FirefighterFFit

Twitter: @FireSuccessBook and @FirefighterFFit


Learn more at: FirefighterSuccessBook.com 


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Email: raynegray@firegroundfitness.com




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