Season 1

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. …

A Firefighter Veteran... What does it take to survive life in the fire service?

Feb. 28, 2019

Retired Fire Chief Andy Butler started his fire service at the young age of 19 years old. He shares his story about how being a full time firefighter has affected his life, both personally and professionally. He gives some…