Episodes

Firefighter Society & Culture Documentary First Responders Mental Health

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

Nov. 11, 2020

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 fi…

Society & Culture Documentary First Responders Resilience

Founder of 911der Women, Sara Weston

Nov. 5, 2020

Sara Weston is a Senior Project Consultant for 911 Authority, LLC where she works with states and the National 911 Program to aid in the transition to Next Generation 911 technology. She is the founder of 911der Women, Inc.…

Society & Culture Documentary Firefighter Emergency Medicine Leadership

Inspiring story of immigrating to the US and becoming a Fire Captain.

Oct. 29, 2020

Jenna was born and raised in Brazil and moved to the US in 2004. She shares her story of growing up in Brazil and how she was taught to never give up and to give everything her all. She is a police wife and a Fire Captain …

Society & Culture Documentary Firefighter First Responders

Firefighter Paul Clarke, The CEO Of Fire Grounds Coffee

Sept. 11, 2020

Hear from the CEO Paul Clarke on what makes Fire Grounds Coffee more that a coffee company and why they have teamed up with a non profit foundation called Next Rung. Paul tells his personal story about struggles with mental …

Society & Culture Documentary Law Enforcement

A Veteran Police Officer's Transition Story

Aug. 21, 2020

My guest Mia Barron's goal in life is to inspire others. She is a helper at heart which made it only natural to pursue the career of a Police Officer at the age of 21. She is now a mother of twins, a former Police Officer fo…

Firefighter Documentary First Responders

Technology that saves time and saves lives by Rapid Response Co.

July 28, 2020

This bonus episode is on technology that helps save time and save lives. Rapid Response Co. is a company that has developed a software for firefighters to find their hydrants before arrival on scene and that is just one feat…

Documentary Firefighter First Responders Society & Culture

4th Generation Firefighter & Fitness Instructor Ian Palmer

July 12, 2020

Ian Palmer is a 4th generation firefighter and works at the Ridge Culver Fire Department in Irondequoit, New York. He also is an Air Force Veteran with two deployments to the Middle East. Ian had a wake up call about his phy…

Society & Culture Documentary Emergency Medicine Firefighter First Responders

100 lbs. weight loss journey by Firefighter/Paramedic Brooke Ames.

June 18, 2020

Firefighter/Paramedic Brooke Ames from Wisconsin is a rookie firefighter who came from the corporate world where she worked as a project manager for a Fortune 200 company. She spent 5 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT…

Leadership Mental Health Society & Culture Documentary Firefighter First Responders

Fire Captain Jeremy Sanders on Crew 1st Culture

May 28, 2020

Fire Captain Jeremy Sanders talks about how he turned his frustrations into creating a culture where everyone can succeed. The Crew 1st Culture comes from a passion for creating a Fire House environment like he's never been …

Resiliency in the first responder world.. how to have it, maintain it, and manage it

May 7, 2020

Nayi Partridge is a Trainer and Resilience Development Director for the Partridge Group in Riverton, Utah. She has created the Utah POST certified Peer Support curriculum, and is the only Trainer in Utah approved to certify …

Assistant Chief Kyle Hunt and his story of PTSD and his calling to serve

April 23, 2020

On this episode, we talk to assistant fire chief Kyle Hunt about his story of PTSD and how he realized he was struggling with it, and the strain it put on the relationships in his life. He talks about the different treatmen…

Season 1 Recap and Season 2 Intro!

April 16, 2020

Listen in on this episode as my wife Annie and I recap the first season of Enduring the Badge podcast, and give our thoughts on each one of the episodes and guests that were on. It was an amazing first season and we had som…

Jeff Francom goes from 15 years as Firefighter/Paramedic and Captain to Emergency Manager.

Aug. 6, 2019

Jeff Francom goes from being a reactive Paramedic and Fire Captain to a preventive Emergency Manger at a chemical depot. He discusses the mind shift that it took to take on this new responsibility and how rewarding it was. J…

The journey of Amanda Thomas from Deputy Fire Chief of a volunteer department to running a college

June 25, 2019

Amanda's journey to Deputy Fire Chief was no easy task with a young family and very controlling husband. She fought the daily battle to service her community and fire department without the support of her husband. During tha…

Fire Captain/Paramedic Chuck Shepherd looks back on his career with his girlfriend Misty.

June 7, 2019

Fire Captain Chuck Shepherd has been a firefighter/paramedic for over 20 years in Utah. In this episode he reflects on the ups and downs during some of those difficult and dark times in his career. During some of those time…

Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Verkerk shares how he suffered from PTSD and what it took to finally seek some help to deal with it each day.

May 21, 2019

Chris Verkerk wanted to be a firefighter since he was 3 years old. He was able to get into an explorer program at age 15. He stayed on the path to become a professional firefighter/paramedic and has been working the last 14 …

How to care for your First Responder and yourself with Alia Bate.

May 10, 2019

Alia discusses daily impact on a firefighter's spouse and his family while on duty. Many First Responders tend work an incredible amount of hours compared to those working 8 to 5 schedule. Far to often a direct link between …

The strength within a police officers wife with guest Ashley Ellefsen.

May 2, 2019

As you can imagine, it takes a great deal of strength to be a police officers wife and have a incredible marriage. Ashley met Sean over 12 years ago and also took on the job of being a step mom to his three girls. She explai…

Rookie volunteer firefighter Todd Stanley's prospective on the fire service.

April 20, 2019

It wasn't until later in life that Todd was "bitten by the fire bug" and decided to pursue a firefighting career. Todd Stanley was a volunteer firefighter in his small hometown of Blanding, Utah for 3.5 year and shares some…

Part 2 of my own story and near suicide attempt. I talk about how I climbed out of that dark place.

April 11, 2019

Part two of this episode you will get to know me, your show host Jerry Dean Lund. I will be interviewed by my fiance Annie on my career as a firefighter and police officer. There have been many lessons along the way includi…

My own story of Enduring the badge for nearly 30 years and still going.

April 1, 2019

On this episode you will get to know me, your show host Jerry Dean Lund. I will be interviewed by my fiance Annie on my career as a firefighter and police officer. There have been many lessons along the way including the on…

The bond of a Firefighting Family... at home and at work

March 23, 2019

Dave Ulibarri worked as a Firefighter for 24 years. Being a firefighter was more than just a career for him, it was a family legacy for him. He talks about the bonds he shared with his family members who are also firefight…

Life as a Police Officer... The challenges on and off the job

March 15, 2019

JC Holt has been a police officer for 18 years. He talks about the challenges that come with being in law enforcement and the effects it has had on his work life and home life. He has found some solutions that work for hi…

Mental Health in the fire service.... insight and ideas to have a more balanced life

March 6, 2019

Firefighter Lieutenant Wes Scott is from Colorado. He is passionate about mental health, not only for himself but also for his crew members and other first responders. He has been working in the fire service for 22 years. …