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EDUCATING TODAY'S FIREFIGHTERS

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Followership and Leadership w/Ryan Pennington – 018

We’ve all read books on leadership. But what about followership? In this episode, Ryan Pennington explains the novel concept of followership and how to look at leadership differently.  As a seasoned officer in the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department, and host of Jumpseat Radio, Ryan’s positive views on life, leadership, and the fire service make…

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Firefighter Survival – How To Be a Good Victim (Part 2)

 How To Be a Good Victim is a crucial part of firefighter survival. Far too often we find ourselves training in how to rescue a downed firefighter or a victim, yet we neglect training in how to make ourselves the best “victim” possible should we be pinned, injured, or trapped. This is why firefighter survival…

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Firefighter Survival – How To Be a Good Victim (Part 1)

 How To Be a Good Victim is a crucial part of firefighter survival. Far too often we find ourselves training in how to rescue a downed firefighter or a victim, yet we neglect training in how to make ourselves the best “victim” possible should we be pinned, injured, or trapped. This is why firefighter survival…

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A Special Announcement From The Firefighter Podcast – 016

This episode was tough for me.  Why?  Because I had to announce that the show is taking a break. Yep. Despite the fact that I haven’t released an episode since mid-July, I need to take an even LONGER break due to family commitments.  Back when the show launched in November of 2015, our twin boys…

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Pokemon Go and the Fire Service – 015

Pokemon Go is here to stay.  Seriously. And it will have an effect on our jobs. Yes, Pokemon Go, this stupid little game is wreaking havoc on lives across the country and the world. Whether you like it or not, it’s a reality. So we can be good firefighters and choose to learn what it…

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