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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

(Photo Credits: Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant).

Reggie Freeman, CFO, FIFireE…

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Added by Christopher Baker on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

National Fire Heritage Center

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Added by Christopher Baker on October 11, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Where Do I Start To Become A Future Firefighter?

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 20, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Service Beyond Self

(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger, Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 30, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Power of The Word - WHY

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“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 21, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Assistant Chief Juratovac

“All that I am I owe, I live eternally in the red.”– Dr. Carl Holmes…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Attributes of Leading

(Photo Credits: B Shifter Magazine).

I recently attended a train-the-trainer…

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Added by Christopher Baker on June 30, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Firefighter Functional Fitness

(Photo Credits: @MTLfirehousefitness IG)

“Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body…

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Added by Christopher Baker on June 1, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tragic Week In The Fire Service

It doesn’t matter if you are active or retired, career or volunteer, instructor or student.

“When one hurts. We all hurt. That’s who we are.” - Ryan Pennington…

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Added by Christopher Baker on March 27, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1761

Building the Unbreakable Future…

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Added by Christopher Baker on March 16, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1724

The Future Firefighter: Episode 1724 show notes with Fire Chief Jacob McAfee from the Fresno City College - FCC Fire Academy.

“The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”   (Maxwell,…

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Added by Christopher Baker on January 20, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

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

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

Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

Over the years I have volunteered for various organizations. When I first started my career in the fire service, I began as a volunteer and, this original experience taught me the importance of volunteerism. One of the most rewarding volunteer…

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — 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…

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

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6

The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. …

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 2, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout the Probationary and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5

Last week we discussed two very important character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally important…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 24, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 4

There are two character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 18, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 3

This is a profession where you have to make the commitment of becoming a lifelong learner.  The fire academy is over and now you have found yourself in the Jumpseat.  Congratulations, you have arrived; however, the…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 11, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 2

You have survived the first week as a probationary firefighter in the best career in the world.  You might need to pinch yourself because you…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 2, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

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