The Fireground Fitness Podcast, Rayne Gray
Ep.29 Fighting Fire with Research featuring Dan Madrzykowski

Ep.29 Fighting Fire with Research featuring Dan Madrzykowski

February 24, 2020

Dr. Dan Madrzykowski is the Director of Research for the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has a PhD in fire engineering from the University of Canterbury and almost 35 years working alongside the fire service to improve life safety and fire operations.

In episode 29 we discuss where the relationship between the fire service and researchers originated and some of the things we learned from that partnership. Additionally, we discussed the direction we are traveling and how research is helping shape the future of the fire service.

 There is so much work that Dan and his associates have completed over the years that we barely scratched the surface. To study further the UL has created a great website that is chock full of great resources. Check out the link below.

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Ep.28, Heart Fit For Duty with Kepra Jack

Ep.28, Heart Fit For Duty with Kepra Jack

February 16, 2020

Driven by a deep personal connection to public safety and her formal education in nursing; Kepra Jack has developed a passion for promoting health and longevity for firefighters, LEOs and other public safety providers. In Episode 28 Kepra shares a little about her personal journey and helps us understand some of the mechanisms behind the number 1 killer of firefighters, heart disease. 

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Ep.27 Storytelling on Purpose with Nick Baskerville

Ep.27 Storytelling on Purpose with Nick Baskerville

February 2, 2020

Firefighters have a long history of telling stories. We call them "war stories"! Often they are told to decompress from a stressful event and sometimes to share knowledge but typically its to get a laugh! Which, when it's done right, accomplishes both of the first two purposes.

Ep. 27 features Nick Baskerville; a Firefighter from Northern Virginia and storyteller on a mission. Nick strives to use storytelling as a tool to deepen the learning experience in the classroom. A talent that all instructors should strive toward. When He is not in the classroom he finds himself on stage weaving tales and telling jokes. A couple of which he shares with us! Check it out!

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Ep.26 Everyone Goes Home w/ Christopher Baker

Ep.26 Everyone Goes Home w/ Christopher Baker

January 19, 2020

Giving back is a big part of fire service tradition and Christopher Baker fully embraces this tradition. Serving 14 on the job, while also volunteering his time with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the National Fire Heritage Foundation as well as running his own "Future Firefighter" mentoring group. And if that's not enough he's currently sitting on an IFSTA validation committee for the 8th edition of the "Fundamentals of Firefighting".

In episode 26 we covered a tremendous amount of topics but spent most of our time talking about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's "everyone goes home" campaign. A topic worthy of your time, check it out!

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Ep. 25 Eat more protein! Understanding macro eating and healthy mindset with Krista Moreland

Ep. 25 Eat more protein! Understanding macro eating and healthy mindset with Krista Moreland

January 8, 2020

The beginning of 2020 is the perfect place to start a conversation about diet. The year is new and and we are all reinvigorated in our efforts to get our health and life in order! In episode 25 Krista Moreland, a collegiate athlete, turn school teacher, turn Mom, turn diet and nutrition coach, shares with us her thoughts, ideas and experiences. The conversation revolves around food. How it controls us and how important mindset is. If we are to successfully manage our health and life we have to be honest and take control. Krista offers some ways in which you and I can do just that! I promise you will not be disappointed!

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Ep. 24 Ghost Squad and more with Creston Ludlow

Ep. 24 Ghost Squad and more with Creston Ludlow

December 22, 2019

There are some corners of the fire service that remain a mystery to many and the "Squad" is one such area. In episode 24 we talk with Creston Ludlow, a Phoenix firefighter that serves on a the Squad! He shares his thoughts on heavy rescue work, training, cancer prevention and more. Give it a listen and enjoy.

 

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Ep.23 Hiking and getting after it! with Ely Rivera

Ep.23 Hiking and getting after it! with Ely Rivera

December 8, 2019

Motivation is fleeting! So, understand your purpose and you will be driven rather than motivated. Episode 23 with Ely Rivera will inspire you to find your purpose. Captain Rivera came to the states as a young child and was thrown right into elementary school not speaking a word of English. The struggle was real!!
The example of hard work that was provided for him by his father set the tone for his work ethic today and much more. Take a listen and enjoy!

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Ep. 22 “Dead Weight”, a story of difficulty and success with Patrick O’Neill

Ep. 22 “Dead Weight”, a story of difficulty and success with Patrick O’Neill

November 24, 2019

At 15 years old Captain Patrick O'Neill lost his mom in a sudden and tragic scuba diving incident. Since that time he has managed to find his path through the grief and along the way complete college, start a family and a successful career in the fire service. In Ep. 22 Patrick shares his difficult and inspirational journey helping us all to understand that tragedy does not have to define you. If you can gain perspective you will see that you have choices. And you can choose to thrive. 

Give the episode a listen and I hope that it provides you some perspective.  

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Ep. 21 Career planning and so much more w/ Darrell B. Wiseman

Ep. 21 Career planning and so much more w/ Darrell B. Wiseman

November 10, 2019

Darrell Wiseman (DW) is an amazing dude. He dives in serious, deep, ocean waters, rivers rafts, travels the world and will let you know you're loved by teasing you relentlessly. He will also stand firm on important issues and be first to offer council and support.

When I invited him to come on the podcast I had a vision of us talking about his world travels and diving with huge ocean mammals. However, true to his character, DW wanted to talk about career planning! A final act of mentoring to his brother and sister firefighters as he retires from the profession.  

Never one to shine the light on himself, through out the episode 21 DW mentions many of his mentors and friends who have lead him throughout his career. We discuss the role of a technical safety officer, career progression, planning and goal setting and much more.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

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Ep. 20, Life in the Alarm Room with Kimberly Brophy

Ep. 20, Life in the Alarm Room with Kimberly Brophy

October 27, 2019

Night and day, 24/7, the radio crackles with dispatches launching first responders into the field to render aid to our communities. Who are these trusted public servants that facilitate the rapid response of critical services? In Episode 20 we hear from Kimberly Brophy a veteran dispatcher who serves in the Phoenix Regional Dispatch center. Kimberly discussed how a 911 call becomes a dispatch and how tactical radio operators manage these events. She also shared some of the challenges and rewards found in a career of service. This conversation offers insight into the world of our unsung heros; the fire dispatcher. Check it out!

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