September 08, 2021

What's it like being deployed as a Wildland Firefighter?

Have you ever wondered what its like to be away from home fighting fires for weeks at a time, leaving your wife and kids behind? In this episode on Enduring the Badge Podcast, we will be talking about my wildland deployment i...

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July 22, 2021

Do More - Firefighter Corey Sierra

In this episode, we discuss... Who is Corey Sierra and his life in the Navy before he became a firefighter (3:29) "My time in the navy, I am so grateful for but it made me realize that you have to do what you love." (5:03) Ho...

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July 07, 2021

Do Your Job- Carney Strong

Lillian Carney is the President and Executive Director for the Carney Strong Initiative. She joined the non-profit organization in 2018 to honor the memory of her husband, Battalion Chief Josh Carney, who lost his battle with...

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June 16, 2021

Eliminator Fire Extinguisher Is A Life Saver

The Rusoh Eliminator is the First complete redesign of the Fire Extinguisher in over 65 Years. The Rusoh® Eliminator® fire extinguisher is designed for self-service. It eliminates the need for the specially trained and equipp...

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May 20, 2021

Life Saving Technology Coming To Firefighters- RoGO Fire

RoGo Fire is developing an advanced satellite integrated communication solution including devices and software designed to enable wildland firefighters to communicate and access data in remote areas where cellular service is ...

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May 06, 2021

Dr. John Jaquish, Weight Lifting Is A Waste Of Time

John Jaquish is the inventory of the X3 Bar and the best selling author of Weight Lifting is a Waste of Time. The X3 Bar has immense benefits for the body especially for those required to do intense movements like first respo...

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April 07, 2021

The tools to live, serve and thrive as a First Responder- Aaron Quinn

Aaron live in Oakland with my wife and three kids.  He grew up in Oakland, California, and I now serve the citizens as a Firefighter. He was hired in 2002 and I have worked in the East end my whole career on 7 Truck and 6 Truck companies.  He is currently the senior Firefighter on the B shift at Station 18. In 2007/2008 I dove deep into CrossFit, and then got lost in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which I still practice, along with his weekly yoga practice. He also an Advanced Certified Trainer in The Wim Hof Method.   Since 2007 Aaron has worked with cadre to train all incoming Oakland Fire Department recruits in the areas of physical fitness, mental and physical fortitude and general mind/body connection to improve overall quality of life at work as well as at home. For as long as he can remember, he was passionate about fitness, overall health, wellness, and general optimization and human potential. Over the years, Aaron has found myself seeking the unification of mind, body, soul/spirit to achieve peak performance through all aspects of my life.  Through his coaching experience, he has always been drawn to coaching and training others in much of what ha has learned. Aaron discovered that sharing this, guiding others and helping them grow brings tremendous joy to his life.

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March 24, 2021

Recipe For Success In Life & Business, Jason Ramos

A thrilling inside look at the world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who fight nature's blazes in the most remote and rugged areas of the U.S. Discover how Jason got his start in this highly specialized field, the remarkable history of smokejumping, and the erratic, terrifying power of wildfires in this critically-acclaimed book from William Morrow/ Harper Collins. PRg is a solutions company, dedicated to consultation, evaluation, and assistance in product design for leading companies across the globe. Founder Jason A. Ramos has been working with gear for his entire career, with over three decades of professional experience. PRg calls on the experiences and insights of true professionals in some of the most rigorous fields and tough, real-world conditions. Companies have us evaluate and consult on products ranging from prototypes and cutting-edge models to tried and true classics. We give insight, advice, reviews and solutions for the professional arena. PRg’s founder and owner, Jason A. Ramos, has been in professional outdoor public service for over three decades. He, along with his PRg cadre, are among the best outdoor professionals in the world and personally evaluates all the gear that PRg recommends. In 2021, PRg is currently evaluating and designing gear for some of finest companies on the planet.

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March 10, 2021

A Different Type of First Responder with Forest Service P.I.O. Sierra Hellstrom

This episode great mix of the work done behind the scenes of wildland firefighting and the role and responsibility of a Forest Service Contracting Officer and Public Information Officer. Sierra has some great tips about fire safety in the forest and how each one of us can help take care of our public lands, Sierra has been with the Forest Service for 17 years. Her current position with the agency is Contracting Officer. She began working for the Forest Service in high school (work release) and all through college. While obtaining her college education, she worked various positions in the Forest Service including Public Affairs, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Education (Smokey Bear education), Forest Visitor Center Supervisor, Nature Camp Director, and Fire Contracting Officer. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Utah in 2010 and began working permanently as a Fire Contracting Officer. Early in her career, she obtained her qualifications as a wildland firefighter, and currently works on wildfires across the country as a Public Information Officer. Follow her on fires at:

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February 27, 2021

Dr Paul Gavoni, Author of the book 5 Scientific Laws of Life & Leadership

With more than 20 years in human services and public education, Dr. Paul "Paulie" Gavoni has effectively transferred research to practice through the application of evidenced-based strategies aimed at bringing out the best in...

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February 11, 2021

Life of Service- L.A. County Firefighter Trevor Williams

Trevor Williams is a Firefighter in Los Angeles who created the "Williams Key", a bypass tool for doors. He has a background as an international missionary and commercial carpenter. He shares his amazing story about being in Haiti in 2010 for the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The skills and knowledge he learned from the LA County explore program made him a valuable asset to the community during the early days of the disaster.

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February 04, 2021

Overcoming Obstacles and the Importance of having a Purpose in Life

Earl Granville served nine years in the Army National Guard as an infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. On his final tour, he lost his left leg above the knee to a roadside bomb while on patrol. His t...

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January 27, 2021

Extreme Passion For First Responder's Health & Wellness With Tonya Herbert

Tonya is the President of Responder Wipes and Florida PPE Services. Many years ago, while working for an architectural firm that specialized in designing public safety facilities, she became passionate about improving the hea...

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January 16, 2021

Resiliency and perspective in life and tragedy- Patrick O'Neill

My name is Patrick O'Neill and I am 40 years old. I have been married for close to 10 years to my wife Julie and have two children, Makena 7 and Harrison 5. I am a Captain Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department and have...

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November 11, 2020

Wildland Firefighter Micah Booze & Founder Of The A.S.S. Movement

Micah Booze has been fighting wildland fires for 15 years all over the U.S. and for the past five years he has been working as an assistant captain on a suppression module in Alaska where he lives with his family. He is a fir...

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