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(Photo Credits  @MTLfirehousefitness IG ) “Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body cannot go where the mind does not believe.”  – Lieutenant Jim Moss “Attitude comes first.  We must accept the fact that our fitness is a requirement of the profession.”  – Chief Dan Kerrigan “The future firefighter must have the mindset and
  To watch this episode with Dr. Harry R. Carter, please fast forward to the  (50:10) m ark.   Trusted Voices - Live from FDIC 2018 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Danny Sheridan 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Mikey G & Mikey D 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM David Dalrymple 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Chris Baker 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Remote from the 3M Scott Fire & Safety booth
Dr. Harry R. Carter, FIFireE, CFO (left) and Chris Baker (right). 05/08/2018   A conversation with Dr. Harry R. Carter at FDIC   Read More Here at  Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker  has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degre
Live from FDIC 2018: Day Five The Value of Education in the Fire Service   “I have achieved a great deal in life through education.” – Dr. Harry R. Carter This show is in memory of Fire Chief Alan V. Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017). Dr. Carter started riding an ambulance as a junior in high school in 1964.  In 1966, during t
  Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter   “If you quit you will regret it for the rest of your life. Quitting never makes things easier.” – Admiral William H. McRaven   Our guest was supposed to be Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Training LLC. However, Ryan had a last minute schedule change and he is teaching a firefighter safety
  The Future Firefighter: Episode 1724 show notes with Fire Chief Jacob McAfee from the Fresno City College - FCC Fire Academy. “The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”   (Maxwell, 1998) Excerpt from the book by John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:
  I am excited to announce 'The Future Firefighter' - Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show premiers January 18th, 2018! Please tune in at 4:30PM PST. Thank you Chief Bobby Halton and the Fire Engineering family for this opportunity.   Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio  
  9/22/2017 FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Firefighter Leadership: Throughout Probation and Beyond Series from Chris Baker on taking charge of yourself (author photo)   Read More Here at Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker  has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds a Bac
    09/21/2017 Series from Chris Baker on taking charge of yourself.   Read More Here at: Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker   has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Associates of Science Degree in Fire Serv
08/30/2017 Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service   Read More Here at:   Fire Engineering Fire Blog Roundup     Cover Photo Courtesy: California Fire Foundation     Chris Baker   has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds
  08/09/2017 Fire Engineering Newsletter Why I Became a Public Servant  Read More Here At Fire Engineering
    08/03/2017 Fire Engineering Newsletter Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service, Part 6   Read More Here At Fire Engineering
  The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. There are few milestones in life that are held in such high regard. The moment when you find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and marry to become your significant other. The birth of a child
  07/28/2017 Check out a roundup of recent posts from our featured contributors, including John Dixon on principles and morals, James Johnson on the importance of fire protection for suppression side members, P.J. Norwood on safety messaging, and more! Read More Here At Fire Engineering
  Last week we discussed two very important character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally important character traits that will help you achieve success throughout your fire service career: You must maintain a positive attitude, and Ha
There are two character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative. When it is time to go to work, you have to roll up your sleeves, because work is always the answer. Take initiative when something needs attention around the
This is a profession where you have to make the commitment of becoming a lifelong learner. The fire academy is over and now you have found yourself in the Jumpseat. Congratulations, you have arrived; however, the learning doesn’t stop at the completion of the recruit academy! The learning has just begun with the start of the probationary period. Th
You have survived the first week as a probationary firefighter in the best career in the world. You might need to pinch yourself because you possibly feel like you just won the lottery. The first week undoubtedly went by so fast, that it feels like a blur and you are still in the process of trying to find out how you will “fit-in” to the firehouse
  From our first day in the fire service, we have the opportunity to be a leader and lead throughout probation and well beyond, until long after our retirement.  This article is not the perfect recipe or golden ticket to pass probation.  It takes more than a list of rules to be successful in passing probation.  Ultimately, the r
  In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules.  When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve.  About a year later, I received the opportunity to be a wildland firefighter and transitioned to the 72-hour shift schedule. As a wildland firefighter,
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