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You swore the oath. Now do the work. Fit to Fight Fire presents Lead Yourself, a podcast geared toward the growth of firefighters in the fitness and leadership realms. John Spera & Tom Johnson discuss a variety of topics and ask the listener: "Would you want you rescuing you?" Find out more at FitToFightFire.com.

Fit To Fight Fire: Lead Yourself John Spera & Tom Johnson

    • Health & Fitness

You swore the oath. Now do the work. Fit to Fight Fire presents Lead Yourself, a podcast geared toward the growth of firefighters in the fitness and leadership realms. John Spera & Tom Johnson discuss a variety of topics and ask the listener: "Would you want you rescuing you?" Find out more at FitToFightFire.com.

    Episode 055 – Cory Sack

    Episode 055 – Cory Sack

    Episode 055 - On August 20, 2018, Officer Cory Sack of the Cherry Hills Village Police Department responded to a home invasion where he was shot multiple times. Six surgeries and sixteen months later, Cory has returned to the line. Cory takes us through the night of the shooting and also his life and career since he first became an officer in 2005. He credits his physical health at the time of the shooting as well as the willingness to seek help from mental health professionals as the keys to his recovery.If you want to donate toward the recovery costs for Cory and his family, visit the GoFundMe page.

    • 48 min
    Episode 054 – Fire Service Generations Part II: Bill & Ben Kraus

    Episode 054 – Fire Service Generations Part II: Bill & Ben Kraus

    Episode 054 -In Part 2 of our episode series featuring generational firefighters, Bill (27 years) and Ben (3 years) talk about the need for competition and camaraderie, and the role these have played in their relationship. The two discuss humility, the importance of surrounding themselves with better people, and how our thought processes regarding preparation are affected when we have a family.

    • 33 min
    Wednesday Burn 010 – Faith and Firefighting

    Wednesday Burn 010 – Faith and Firefighting

    Wednesday Burn 010 - Craig Stalowy and Jonathan Brumley talk about "God's Plan" and how it intertwines with the difficult calls that we respond to every day.

    Listen to more of Jonathan Brumley on Episode 053.

    • 6 min
    Episode 053 – Jonathan Brumley

    Episode 053 – Jonathan Brumley

    Episode 053 - How do you decide when the organization you work for is the right fit? When do you decide it is time to move on? What is the secret to staying positive and enjoying our time at the firehouse? We answer these questions and also discuss the need to have difficult conversations that confront mediocrity.

    Jonathan Brumley is currently a probationary firefighter with Denver (CO) Fire Department. Beginning in 2009, his experience has spanned three states as both a paid and volunteer firefighter. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree along with various fire service certifications. He has had works published in Fire Engineering, authored The Fire Fight blog,  serves as an adjunct fire instructor with Fire by Trade, and will be instructing at FDIC 2020.

    • 47 min
    Wednesday Burn 009 – Firefighter Identity

    Wednesday Burn 009 – Firefighter Identity

    Wednesday Burn 009 - When leaving the firehouse after shift, turning the switch off can be difficult in our line of work. Our identity has to be more than firefighting, as other areas of our lives must help define us, such as family and hobbies. In the end, it comes down to balance.

    • 7 min
    Episode 052 (Part 2) – Inner Circle w/ Ben Norwood

    Episode 052 (Part 2) – Inner Circle w/ Ben Norwood

    Episode 052 (Part 2) - In the second of a two part episode, we talk about work/life balance and the challenges that come with managing our own personal and professional goals with the needs and wants of the family. We also discuss the non-negotiable qualities we require for those that are a part of our inner circle, and the importance of having an inner circle that promotes a growth mindset.As Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17 

    • 39 min

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