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The Firefighters Podcast

The Firefighters Podcast is a global podcast seeking to develop, inspire, connect, motivate, represent & celebrate the world of our emergency services operators through a series of wide-ranging conversations celebrating those within our emergency services family and encouraging the support of this incredible group of people. Operational UK firefighter Pete Wakefield speaks with individuals from all walks of life who share a connection with, can add value to, or can develop those who choose this life path

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#186 Fire Magazine 2022 round up & Look ahead to the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards with Andrew Lynch
Andrew Ledgerton-Lynch is the Managing Editor for FIRE MAGAZINE Every year FIRE magazine publisher, Fire Knowledge host the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards 2022. his year it will be held in London on December 9th.In todays episode we speak about:Nominees for the awardsInnovation in the sector during 2023Decontamination and how far we have comePay disputesStrike actionCulturals reviews and what it means for UKFRSProfessional development & "Practice to Progress"and a whole host of other things.....Its always great to recognise fire and emergency services workers and the awards offers chief officers and their teams the opportunity to unite with suppliers, organisations and industry supporters to recognise and applaud such achievements.  Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
60:48 02/12/22
#185 The 3 L's of the Fire Service with Ange Everington
Ange is a professional developing firefighter within UKFRS. She joined the fire service after 6 attempts, overcoming personal challenges and setbacks on her way to the job she wanted since a child. Ange is sharing her journey in the role by creating a social media platform in a bid to help and inspire others that are wanting to join the job to encourage them that anyone, regardless of gender can achieving their dream. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
68:21 01/12/22
#184 Is LFB Institutionally misogynist and racist - The London Fire Brigade Independent Cultural Review
An Independent Culture Review with a comprehensive examination of culture at London Fire Brigade was a recommendation of the internal investigation into the death of a firefighter on development, Jaden Matthew Francois-Esprit, who tragically took his own life in August 2020. Before Jaden’s death LFB say they knew there were longstanding issues with poor culture and behaviour at the Brigade and had made many attempts to address these issues, but without success. chaired by Nazir Afzal OBE & done over a period of twelve months, he and his team heard from more than 2,000 current and former members of LFB staff and community groups who shared their experiences of the Brigade. At the end of this period Nazir and his team wrote a report explaining their findings, which you can find HERE. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
36:45 30/11/22
#183 Scottish Accents, Mental health & Marathons in NYC with Mike McNab & Iain Ballantyne
Mike McNab & Iain Ballantyne are firefighters based in Scotland who raised money for charity running the New York City marathon wearing fire kit. In our chat today we talk about:-Mike's personal battles with mental healththe benefit of small habit changes on long term positive changeTheir involvement with Ops Florian training firefighters in third world countries the changing culture of UKFRStraining for the marathonovercoming challenges and lots more..........Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
96:09 27/11/22
What to measure & where to focus with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Touching base again with Mark as we talk marathon running, Arnold classic, how we view fitness differently & finally what we should measure & value when it comes to "being a fit career firefighter"Mark is a career firefighter, physical trainer and health and fitness advisor for his service in helping firefighters enjoy long career in their peak physical health.Mark also runs Fitness For the Frontline which is an online coaching platform designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter.  Whether it’s carrying an LPP across an overgrown field, lifting a ladder above your head to underrun it or wrestling with cutting gear for 30 mins in a complicated RTC, our bodies are required to lift, push, carry objects in very specific circumstances and that is what the FFF programme focuses on.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
38:32 22/11/22
#182 Shirley Towers Incident Debrief 6th April 2010 Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire on the 9th floor of Shirley Towers at 20:10 on the 6th April, 2010. This incident resulted in the deaths of Firefighters Alan Bannon and James Shears.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
44:12 20/11/22
Firefighter Pay - a brief recap on where we have come from & what we are facing today
Following national news from unions and services on pay dispute & potential upcoming strike action regarding UK firefighter pay we do a brief recap on where we have come from & what we are facing today.Please support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
08:31 15/11/22
#181 Loving the job & not taking yourself too seriously with Gareth Smith
Gareth is an operational UK firefighter who inspires, educates and pulls back the curtain for the public about what happens in the life of a firefighter. He has really taken connecting with our communities to a whole new level with his large TIKTOK following and creative funny way of connecting with people.Gareth has also had some real challenges with his own mental health journey & speaks about it on today's episode and why it drove him to start a walking group to support front line workers with their mental health. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
76:06 13/11/22
#180 Marlie Farm Fatal Incident Debrief December 3rd 2006
On 3 December 2006 fire crews were mobilised to a fire at Marlie Farm located near Ringmer in East Sussex. The incident involved a complex of buildings at which a large volume of fireworks were being stored. As a consequence of the development of the fire, what safety measures were in place failed to protect the explosives from becoming involved in the fire and an explosion occurred killing two firefighting personnel ' one a Watch Manager and the other a retired firefighter working as a video technician - and injuring at least nine others.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearPlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
20:57 09/11/22
#179 Leadership, Work ethic & Wildland firefighting with California Assistant Fire Chief Chad Costa
Chad Costa is assistant chief with the City of Petaluma (California) Fire Department. With 20 years of fire service experience, Costa has worked in a variety of organizations, including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), rural districts, semi-rural districts and a city. He is the technology and communications battalion chief and a division group supervisor on California Interagency Team 5. Costa has a bachelor’s degree in emergency services management and a certificate in homeland security.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
42:08 06/11/22
#178 Harrow Court Hertfordshire Incident Debrief February 2nd 2005
This incident debrief covers the tragic fatalities of Firefighter Wornham and Firefighter Miller who lost their lives at 85 Harrow Court, Silam Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire on 2nd February 2005.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
32:17 03/11/22
#177 UP IN SMOKE with Firefighter & Author Leigh Hosy-Pickett
UP IN SMOKE: Stories from a Life on Fire Is Leigh's compelling collection of stories from his life as a third-generation firefighter. In 2007 Leigh was awarded a Chief Fire Officers’ Commendation for ‘Action and Dedication Beyond the Call of Duty’. He also won two gold medals at the 2008 World Firefighter Games. He is a campaigner, activist, PTSD sufferer, mental health advocate, storyteller and House DJ.His book is a brilliantly warm and entertaining celebration of the everyday heroism of our fire service. It is also a clear-eyed and honest record of the many sacrifices made in the line of duty and the consequences of that heroism.Find Leighs book UP IN SMOKE herePlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on social platformshttps://linktr.ee/the_firefighters_Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts & more HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
105:25 30/10/22
#176 EXIT PROJECT RECAP - Article from The Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
As a follow requested from many here is a brief breakdown of the more specific data for a comparison of the demographics, injury patterns and outcome data for patients injured in motor vehicle collisions who are trapped compared to those patients who are not trapped.This data supported and steered the work of Tim Nutbeam and the EXIT project from episode 173.The article can be found in long form HEREThe EXIT project which has spent years working with the NFCC, UKRO the College of Paramedics and Faculty or Prehospital Care to produce evidence-based guidelines / principles for the extrication of patients trapped in motor vehicles.There is also summary video available through UKRO clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on social platformshttps://linktr.ee/the_firefighters_Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts & more HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
09:49 27/10/22
#175 Gillender Street Incident Debrief July 10th 1991
Today's Debrief looks back at the Incident on Gillender Street in Tower Hamlets, London which claimed the lives of two firefighters Terry Hunt and David Stokoe. The fire was attended by more than 25 fire engines after starting on July 10th 1991. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon CrewPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
21:11 23/10/22
#174 The most flexible & resilient scheduling & alerting software for firefighters with Cor Klaasse Bos from Fire Service Rota
Fire Service Rota is the most flexible and resilient scheduling and alerting software for firefighters. They provide real-time insight into the availability of on-call fire services and optimises crewing for full-time fire stations, allowing to manage all staff in one system.It offers exceptional support and insight to ensure service-wide readiness, regardless of the crewing system each station follows.Find out more about Fire Service Rota HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew A big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on social platformshttps://linktr.ee/the_firefighters_Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts & more HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
61:34 20/10/22
#173 The Extrication Evolution with the EXIT project & Dr Tim Nutbeam
Dr Tim Nutbeam is a consultant in Emergency Medicine & Lead Consultant Devon Air Ambulance. He is also one of the leads of the EXIT project which has spent years working with the NFCC, UKRO the College of Paramedics and Faculty or Prehospital Care to produce evidence-based guidelines / principles for the extrication of patients trapped in motor vehicles. There is also summary video available through UKRO clicking HERELINKS TO PAPERS:A comparison of the demographics, injury patterns and outcome data for patient injured in motor vehicle collisions who are trapped compared to those patients who are not trapped HERESex-disaggregated analysis of the injury patterns, outcome data and trappedstatus of major trauma patients injured in motor vehicle collisions: aprespecified analysis of the UK trauma registry (TARN) HEREDo entrapment, injuries, outcomes and potential for self-extrication vary with age?  A pre-specified analysis of the UK trauma registry (TARN) HEREThe role of cervical collars and verbal instructions in minimising spinal movement during self-extrication following a motor vehicle collision - a biomechanical study using healthy volunteers HEREAssessing spinal movement during four extrication methods: a biomechanical study using healthy volunteers HEREMaximum Movement and Cumulative Movement (Travel) to Inform our Understanding of Secondary Spinal Cord Injury and its Application to Collar use in Self-extrication HEREA biometrical study to compare spinal movement in a healthy volunteer during extrication, between ‘chain cabling’ and ‘roof-off’ methods of extrication HEREUnderstanding people’s experiences of extrication while being trapped in motor vehicles: a qualitative study HEREA Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubePlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
77:50 17/10/22
#172 Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction with Ex-firefighter, Instructor and author Ben Walker Part 2 of 2
Ben is a very experienced and educated member of the UKFRS community who had a career as a firefighter before facing a series of personal challenges that ended with him leaving his operational post.This is part 1 of 2 where Ben shares some of his experiences & explains some of the challenges and  complexities facing the UKFRS today.Click HERE to see some of Ben's published work.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
110:16 16/10/22
#171 RAF Nurse - Third cancer diagnosis, this time its incurable with Helen Crawford
Helen is an RAF nurse, wife, mother & currently living with her third cancer diagnosis knowing that this time it is incurable.We connected with Helen through the work we do as The Pink Firefighters where we raise money & awareness for breast cancer. Helen was brave enough to share her story so that others going through similar experiences can find answers, seek support and hear from people a different stage of their journey living with an incurable disease.To seek support about Cancer and how to Live with the disease please visit one of the following links.Breast Cancer NowHelens Facebook PageHelens Instagram accountPatient Advocacy GroupTo find out more about the Pink Firefighters click HERE to support or donate please click HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
255:06 15/10/22
#170 Stories from the front line with Ex-firefighter, Instructor and author Ben Walker Part 1 fo 2
Ben is a very experienced and educated member of the UKFRS community who had a career as a firefighter before facing a series of personal challenges that ended with him leaving his operational post.This is part 1 of 2 where Ben shares some of his experiences & explains some of the challenges and  complexities facing the UKFRS today.Click HERE to see some of Ben's published work.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
79:15 14/10/22
#169 Paramedics, HART team, Family & Fitness with Paramedic Brad Wheeler of RESCUE FIT UK
Brad is a Paramedic, member of HART team & father of two. We discuss the challenges facing the NHS and paramedics on the front line today, get insights into their training and CPD, the career paths and options available to people in that sector and also speak about Brad's passion as and advocate for fitter healthier front line responders.Brad also runs RescueFit® which is a fitness facilitator and provider of physical training sessions that combine functional fitness with real world application using frontline equipment and standards.Click HERE to find out more about Brad & Rescue FitListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
159:48 13/10/22
#168 Mentoring, work ethic & the desire to be become a great firefighter with Sam Cushing
The value that can be drawn from a great mentor is only effective is you have a relentless desire to learn and develop yourself into a great firefighter.Today I'm speaking with Sam Cushing, a Firefighter in UKFRS about his experience after leaving training school and being mentored. Sam has an awesome grasp on how to develop that mindset to learn and absorb what's being shred by those in positions of mentorship and we discuss ideas and approaches on how to engage in the process fully to get the maximum benefit put of it. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
94:23 12/10/22
#167 Staying fit over a long career with Mark Pearce Fitness for the Frontline
Mark is a career firefighter, physical trainer and health and fitness advisor for his service in helping firefighters enjoy long career in their peak physical health.Mark also runs Fitness For the Frontline which is an online coaching platform designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter.  Whether it’s carrying an LPP across an overgrown field, lifting a ladder above your head to underrun it or wrestling with cutting gear for 30 mins in a complicated RTC, our bodies are required to lift, push, carry objects in very specific circumstances and that is what the FFF programme focuses on.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
64:10 11/10/22
#166 Elite sport, mindset & training for high performance with S & C coach & Firefigthter Joe Warwick
Joe is a firefighter, lecturer & strength and conditioning coach with a masters in sports & exercise medicine.Find out more about Joe HEREListen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
144:28 09/10/22
#165 Blaina Gwent Incident Debrief February 1992
Todays Debrief looks into the Incident at 14 Zephaniah Way, Blaina, Gwent on the 1st February 1996 that claimed the lives of two firefighters.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
45:36 06/10/22
#164 Being medically retired, mastering pain & developing Long term health habits with Dave Vaux
David Vaux did 16 years in the LFB both operationally and as a PTI.  Hus work now as a  Clinician looks at data driven Health promotion. Leading improvements in Human performance as well as Wellbeing and Healthy aging. David sustained an injury and was medical retired subsequently becoming an Osteopath and conditioning coach.  It took David a long time to recover from the loss of his fire service role both physically and mentally,  and he is  passionate about spreading the word about the long term benefits of strength focused training both for tactical fitness but also aging well and frailty prevention.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
132:09 01/10/22
#163 Ventilation, Personal Development & Happy Firefighters with Karel Lambert
Karel Lambert works as a major with the Brussels fire service. He acts as citywide tour commander and as chief of training. He is also a volunteer sergeant in his home town. Under the flag CFBT-BE, his team trains CFBT-instructors and delivers specialized firefighting training all over the world.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
65:11 28/09/22
#162 Incident Debrief into the Firefighter Fatality at an RTC on the A1M on June 16th 2007
 This Incident debrief comes from an RTC incident on the A1M on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Whilst dealing with this incident a member of UKFRS was fatally injured, a Leading Firefighter sustained head and leg injuries and a Highways Agency Traffic Officer also sustained a fractured leg. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
37:01 25/09/22
#161 People, perceptions & the hidden challenges we all face with Karl Bowden
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Karl Bowden is a  senior leader within the UK Fire & Rescue Service. From his wide ranging career both operationally and in moving through the ranks of different organisations Karl shares with us the experiences, incidents and environments that have shaped the way he approaches his role today.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service.Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERETry the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HERE  Please support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
117:31 17/09/22
#160 Incident Debrief of the London Underground Fire at Kings Cross Station on November 18th 1987
The King's Cross fire on 18 November 1987 is still considered the worst fire in the history of the London Underground and began when a match was dropped on the escalators.The fire claimed the lives of 31 people – including a senior ranked firefighter – and seriously injured many more.  Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HERE A big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew Coffee Please subscribe to the podcast on Youtube Enter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagram Fitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service. Designed by Firefighters for FirefightersJoin our Facebook group HERE Try the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HERE Please support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
39:12 11/09/22
#159 Couples on the front line with Jamie & Jess Entwhistle
Jamie is a serving police officer & Jess is an operational firefighter. They have 3 children and balance family, fitness and their roles on the front line.Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramFitness For the Frontline is coaching designed specifically to reflect the physical elements of the role of a Firefighter for those applying for, currently serving in or retired from the fire service. Designed by Firefighters for Firefighters Join our Facebook group HERE Try the program for FREE HERE Get notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HEREPlease support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew
102:26 04/09/22