Episodes

First Responders Law Enforcement Resilience Police Officer Fitness

Can We Fix The Divide Between Police and Communities Of Color? Erica Gaines

Feb. 16, 2022

In this episode, I have the CEO and founder of TacMobility, an organization whose vision is to heal the divide between police officers and communities of color by focusing on the health and wellness of officers. We will dive…

Guest: Erica Gaines
Peer Support, Dispatcher, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, PTSD

Your Worst Day! Is Our Everyday! Ricardo Martinez CEO & Founder Within the Trenches Media

Feb. 9, 2022

In this episode, we have Ricardo Martinez II, the founder, and CEO of Within the Trenches Media. He is also the person behind the #IAM911. And that hashtag trended worldwide after he made this statement, "I heard your last b…

Society & Culture Mental Health Emergency Medicine Leadership First Responders

Why Is Peer Support Necessary- Flight Medic James Boomhower

Feb. 2, 2022

Do you practice peer support in your workplace? In this episode, Flight Medic James Boomhower, Founder of Fit for Duty, talks about how important it is to build a peer support team. He talks about who takes care of the careg…

First Responders Mindset Law Enforcement Leadership Technology

You Can Have It All- Author & Coach Dawn Reeby

Jan. 27, 2022

Would you like to have a clear mindset and tools needed to become the best version of yourself, personally and professionally? If so, this episode is for you. Listen to Dawn Reeby, a LEO, life coach, and best-selling author,…

Guest: Dawn Reeby
First Responders Firefighter Mindset Society & Culture

It's Never Too Late To Start Over- Rebecca Ethington

Jan. 19, 2022

In this episode, we have Rebecca Ethington, a single mom who went through Fire Recruit Academy. She's going to talk about the mental and physical strains it took to get through a crew Academy and to get to her full-time job …

First Responders Mindset Firefighter

Building Wealth: First Responders to Financial Freedom- Alec Evans & Lewis Weaver

Jan. 6, 2022

In this episode, we're going to talk about something a little bit different that wears on your mental health and physical health, and probably after the first of the year, you've possibly been thinking about a lot, and that'…

Guest: Alec Evans

Season 3 Recap Part 2

Dec. 31, 2021

Looking for some motivation or answers on how to make 2022 better than 2021. Here is a collection of soundbites from my amazing guest from season 3. I very much appreciate my guest being very vulnerable while telling their s…

2021 Highlights of Season 3- Part 1

Dec. 30, 2021

Looking for some motivation or answers on how to make 2022 better than 2021. Here is a collection of soundbites from my amazing guest from season 3. I very much appreciate my guest being very vulnerable while telling their s…

How to Support Your Peer's- Author Jeffrey Denning

Dec. 22, 2021

If you are looking for peer support, you may want to listen to this episode with Eric Hurst. Eric will discuss the importance of asking for help with a bit of humor to lighten up our mood. If you want to laugh a little but l…

First Responders Mental Health Resilience Firefighter

Creating YouTube Fame- Eric Hurst

Dec. 15, 2021

If you're an aspiring first responder Youtuber, get to know the secrets of Eric Hurst from South Metro Fire Rescue. Eric will share his stories on how he became a successful Public Information Officer and, at the same time, …

Guest: Eric Hurst

The Power Behind Our Thoughts - Ashley Iverson

Dec. 7, 2021

This episode is about Ashley Iverson, a woman who once felt like a shell but found true love in Cal Firefighter. Unfortunately, his loving husband passed away fighting for Thomas Fire. Ironically, after that incident, Ashley…

First Responders Firefighter Mindset Emergency Medicine Leadership

Do You Want To Be A Great Mentor- Author's Sam & Chris Adams

Nov. 30, 2021

If you want to be a confident first responder or mentor, this episode is for you! Christian Adams and Sam Adams, authors and co-owners of Field Medics, and The PADL course will teach you better decision-making skills in hand…

Mental Health Mindset Resilience First Responders Fitness Fitn

Why Is Yoga So Important For 1st Responders- Oliva Mead

Nov. 16, 2021

If you find it hard to manage stress, Olivia Mead, Founder and CEO of YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR), is here to help you. Olivia will teach us about flow state and mindfulness through yoga and the importance …

Guest: Olivia Mead
Mental Health First Responders Fitness

Creating An Environment For Optimal Performance- Maureen Stoecklein

Nov. 10, 2021

If you want to retire as healthy as you were when you first step into your job, listen to this episode with Firefighter/Paramedic and Registered Dietitian Maureen Stoecklein. Maureen will teach us the things to avoid to impr…

Mental Health First Responders Mindset Resilience

Developing Emotional Intelligence- Destiny Morris, Certified First Responder Counselor

Nov. 3, 2021

If you feel like your first responder partner or family member is not giving you enough attention even on off-duty, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Destiny Morris will teach you how to cope with this situation. Also,…

Mental Health First Responders Society & Culture Mindset First

Operation K9 Hero- DuWayne Schwartz

Oct. 20, 2021

Enduring the Badge is a podcast series that explores the personal side of first responders. In this episode, me and DuWayne Schwartz from Operation K9 Hero talked about his and Tio's (his K9 therapy dog) mission on how they…

Emergency Medicine Resilience Mindset Nurse

How To Find The Balance- Flight Nurse Janessa Dean

Oct. 13, 2021

This podcast episode of Enduring the Badge with guest Flight Nurse/Life Coach Janessa Dean shared how she finds balance as a working mom of 4 with a twin. She brought tips on how to avoid mom guilt especially when she's work…

Guest: Janessa Dean
Law Enforcement Society & Culture Mental Health Legal

Why You Need Tactical Wellness & Legal Training- Bridget Truxillo

Oct. 6, 2021

In this podcast episode with Bridget Truxillo, we talked about her program called Protective Wellness which offers tactical training wellness and legal advices from attorneys. This effective program is strengthen by her expe…

Mindset Society & Culture Emergency Medicine

Ambulance Tech Side of EMS- Rocio Calenda

Sept. 29, 2021

This podcast episode features an interview with Rocio Calenda. We talk about the ambulance tech side of EMS and she shares her knowledge with us on how to become a paramedic. Moreover, we discussed the pros and cons in worki…

Guest: Rocio Calenda
Mindset Law Enforcement Society & Culture Police Officer

Lady Sheepdog- Officer Autumn Clifford

Sept. 22, 2021

Even professional life coaches once needed coaching. In this inspiring episode with Life Coach Officer Autumn Clifford, you will learn that bad experiences could mold you into a better person when you master to fail forward.…

Firefighter First Responders Wildland Firefighter Firefighter Wife

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

Sept. 8, 2021

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 deploym…

First Responders Mindset Society & Culture

First Responder Sleep Recovery

Aug. 18, 2021

In this episode, we discuss.. How First Responder Sleep Recovery started (1:40) “ Sean, how did how did she inspire you to like move forward to create this, this company in on this get on this journey of helping first respon…

First Responders Mindset Military Veteran

Disabled Military Veteran To Entrepreneur

Aug. 11, 2021

In this episode, we discuss.. Justin’s military life and when did he realized that he wanted to excel other than military service. (1:35) Justin’s job in Intel and starting up his first ever computer repair business (5:03) H…

A Police Widow's Story Of Tragic Loss And Redeeming Love

Aug. 4, 2021

In this episode, we discuss... April’s tragic experiences as she faced the death of her husband and six months later, the destruction of their house due to flood (1:22) “I think in that moment, I was so numb, you know, I did…