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When lives depend on us, success is our only option. Learn from successful firefighters and fire service leaders on how to achieve excellence, continuously improve, and leave a lasting impact and legacy in the fire service. Learn more about the Firefighter Success book at FirefighterSuccessBook.com.

FIREFIGHTER SUCCESS PODCAST Jim Moss

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    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

When lives depend on us, success is our only option. Learn from successful firefighters and fire service leaders on how to achieve excellence, continuously improve, and leave a lasting impact and legacy in the fire service. Learn more about the Firefighter Success book at FirefighterSuccessBook.com.

    Doug Mitchell - 065

    Doug Mitchell - 065

    Doug Mitchell is a captain in the New York City Fire Department with 30 years of fire experience, the last 23 being with the FDNY. 
    He is a principal member of the NFPA 1400 committee and co-authored Fire Engineering’s “25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD” in 2013 with his fire service brother Dan Shaw. Make sure you go back to episode 50 of the Firefighter Success Podcast and check out Chief Shaw’s popular episode.
    Doug also has a Bachelor’s degree from University of MD Baltimore County and resides in Orange County NY with his wife and three children. 

    • 37 min
    Prepared to Fight Fire - Julian Serrano - 064

    Prepared to Fight Fire - Julian Serrano - 064

    Julian Serrano is a firefighter with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue in Florida. He is passionate about mentorship, leadership, training and firefighter fitness. Early in his career, he decided to take ownership of his fitness, losing nearly 100 pounds. Since then, he has become a Florida Smoke Diver and ultramarathon runner. 
    Since the last time he was on the Firefighter Success Podcast, Julian created Prepared to Fight Fire, an intense 8-week fitness program which helps aspiring firefighters get physically and mentally prepared for the job.

    To sign up and get a FREE Firefighter Success book, go to PreparedToFightFire.com/FirefighterSuccess

    • 31 min
    Dan McBride - 063

    Dan McBride - 063

    Dan McBride is a firefighter in Chelan County, Washington. He started out as a volunteer firefighter, following in his dad’s footsteps, who is a 39-year fire service veteran and deputy chief. Dan shifted gears and went into law enforcement, serving 7 years as a corrections officer in maximum security.
    In addition to serving as a firefighter in Chelan County, he is the founder and CEO of Thinline Anthem, a company whose mission is to assist first responders with their mental and physical health so that they can take care of themselves, their families, and the communities they serve.
     
    Learn more at ThinLineAnthem.com

    • 37 min
    Eddie Buchanan - 062

    Eddie Buchanan - 062

    Eddie Buchanan began his fire service career in 1982 and is currently the Chief of Administration for Hanover Fire-EMS in Richmond, Virginia. He is a past president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and was the George D. Post Instructor of the Year in 2015 for the creation of the SLICE-RS concept, which was incorporated into the ISFSI’s Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program.  


    Eddie serves on the Executive Advisory Board for FDIC and Fire Engineering Magazine and on the NFPA Technical Committee for Fire Services Training. He is the author of the “Volunteer Training Officer’s Handbook” from Fire Engineering Books and Videos. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mike Matros - 061

    Mike Matros - 061

    Mike Matros is a career firefighter paramedic of 16 years and is currently with the Sudbury Fire Department in Massachusetts. Mike is also the founder and executive director of the Hero's Cup Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on the health and safety of all first responders. 

    In addition to Mike's non-profit work, Mike is also the founder and President of RedLine Gear Cleaning, a nationwide turnout gear cleaning company that provides on-site cleaning services directly at fire departments.
    Learn more at: https://redlinegearcleaning.com and http://heroescuphockey.com

    • 41 min
    Paul Hasenmeier - 060

    Paul Hasenmeier - 060

    Paul Hasenmeier is a 22-year fire service veteran and the fire chief of the Sunset Beach Fire Department in North Carolina.  He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. He also possesses a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Capella University.  


    Paul is also a lead faculty member at Columbia Southern University where he teaches online courses in their fire administration program. He has presented on various topics across the United States and Canada, including the following classes: It’s Not a Costume: No Excuses Firemanship, Evaluation Strategies for Mentors, Company Bosses, and Chiefs, and School Bus Extrication.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

PSSTL22 ,

Outstanding, a must for all FF

This is a must listen for new and seasoned firefighters. Not afraid to ask the tough questions, speak about leaders and leadership from all levels.

mwff33 ,

Authentic

As someone who works closely with Jim, this is an authentic and genuine man and he puts these words into action everyday. This is an honest effort to contribute to the fire service in a great way. A must hear for any firefighter.

TheBravery ,

Outstanding

I listen to a lot of podcasts on a lot of different topics. This one is my favorite. Just got the book and am really looking forward to reading. Iron sharpening iron.

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