Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (7)

Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules.  When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve. …

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 20, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How is your sleep? Probably not to good....

 

How is your sleep? This is a common question that often comes when discussing a firefighters health and wellness. Over the years it has become clear to me that the real enemy is not heart disease, fire, or the traumatic exposures but rather the poor sleep quality. It is not uncommon to hear from a firefighter “Coach I have changed my eating habits and started to exercise but I can’t lose weight” and in reality if they do have poor sleep they are climbing an uphill battle. So…

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Added by John Hofman on August 19, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

"5-Alarm Task Force" Podcast's Special Guest

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Chief (ret) Booby Halton. If you're a member of My Firefighter Nation, a reader of Fire Engineering, Fire-Rescue Magazine and others; dammit, if you're a firefighter today you have to know who Bobby Halton is. One of the best, well-respected, and well-learned teacher and mentor to the fire-rescue services.

Normally, our podcasts are about an hour long. Luckily and thankfully, my talk with Chief…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

When I first started my career in the fire service, I started as a volunteer and this original experience taught me the importance of volunteerism.  One of my most rewarding volunteer experiences is when I…

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Starting Our Second Season!

Right now, I'm in the studio editing our inaugural episode of Season 2 of "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Reponders. This episode features my good friend and a business partner, Tom Mitten, a long-time PIO from Elsmere DE. Tom discussed the duties and challenges of the Public Information Officer's position. What if you're in a smaller combo or volunteer department. Do you need a PIO? How would you go about finding one? Tom fills you in on those questions,…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 10, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Why I Became a Public Servant

I will never forget the day, I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter for my community. In 2005, I can recall watching the devastation on TV from the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Region…

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Back to Work on the Second Season of "5-Alarm Task Force!"

We returned home this week and got straight to work on Season Two of "5-Alarm Task Force."

We've racked up some great guests for this season, including Chief Bobby Halton, Capt. John Dixon, Captain Andy Starnes, Capt (ret) Dennis Tucker and many more.

Don't forget you can find us on Twitter at either @Dalmatprod or @Cause_Origin. If you're new to Twitter and following us, our second ID, @Cause_Origin was originally created to help generate interest and support in a new project…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

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