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The truth behind First Responders enduring trials on and off duty. Their personal accounts of how witnessing so much tragedy has taken a toll on their lives. Hear from their families about how it's impacted them. Learn how each of them have overcame these difficult times and personal insight. You will discover ways to thrive on and off duty. Acquire knowledge on how navigate the difficult transition from work to home. The show is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund with over 30 years of service behind the badge. He will be drawing upon his own personal experience of surviving those dark thoughts of suicide and on duty overcoming injuries. He is dedicated to empowering his fellow man to take action on their own mental and physical health. He is a Fire Captain/Paramedic currently working at the local fire department since 1990 and SWAT medic with the police department in Utah since 2009. Becoming a firefighter or police officer is not an easy process, and enduring each day the misfortunes, deaths, and accidents; changes a person forever. But it is the job of first-responders every day, aptly put in the following words: "Where your worst nightmare is just another day at work." Despite all the misfortunes, some humans with special hearts still choose this job, saving lives choosing others over their lives. People like Jerry restores the faith in humanity for how they risk their lives each day. His foremost experience as a first-responder takes us way back to 1990, where he was a volunteer EMT. He achieved his education to become a paramedic, and he was determined to help the people of his city. He has dedicated a significant part of his life to saving people, witnessing how people tend to act when they see death right in front of them, experiencing humans' vulnerability at worst. He is happily married for years now, with the love of his life and the father of six kids and two grandchildren. He enjoys his time outdoors with his family and plays sports. He travels whenever he can to experience the cultures of the world. Seeing them going about their day in their fashion is an amazing experience. In his free time, he watches documentaries about all religions of the world, understanding the essence of life and ideology behind this universe. Seeing other religions, how they perceive religion, how it influences their daily lives, and how it embodies them as humans is intriguing; it brings him closer to understanding the Higher power. His various experiences, starting from his first-ever experience as a volunteer EMT with city ambulance. Since then, he has been associated with the same industry but with different departments, upgrading his skills and doing courses to do better. More about Enduring the Badge Podcast. Working as a firefighter and paramedic, he experienced a lot, and sometimes it was a tad bit difficult to bounce back to the normalcy of life. He witnessed the firefighter/paramedics tend to be the type A, always tough ones. With this attitude, they all tend to become less expressive and bottling up all the emotions that need to be shared. Many first responders end up suffering from PTSD, and some even make the mistake of keeping the brave front and not asking for help. In the podcast, Jerry reaches all the responders and their families to come together as a community. He brings people from all walks of life, health care professionals, first responders, and psychologists who help cope with the process. While they talk about things of grave importance, they also talk about all things in life, like work, the wonders of life, and things that matter to each one of them. As a community, many individuals are unsure to ask for help and don't know how to cope. After listening to accounts of those who helped themselves or asking for help and how they come out of it, they may encourage some individuals. PTSD could be a small or even a huge problem; while it affects the individual, it also affects their families.

Enduring The Badge Jerry D. Lund

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

The truth behind First Responders enduring trials on and off duty. Their personal accounts of how witnessing so much tragedy has taken a toll on their lives. Hear from their families about how it's impacted them. Learn how each of them have overcame these difficult times and personal insight. You will discover ways to thrive on and off duty. Acquire knowledge on how navigate the difficult transition from work to home. The show is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund with over 30 years of service behind the badge. He will be drawing upon his own personal experience of surviving those dark thoughts of suicide and on duty overcoming injuries. He is dedicated to empowering his fellow man to take action on their own mental and physical health. He is a Fire Captain/Paramedic currently working at the local fire department since 1990 and SWAT medic with the police department in Utah since 2009. Becoming a firefighter or police officer is not an easy process, and enduring each day the misfortunes, deaths, and accidents; changes a person forever. But it is the job of first-responders every day, aptly put in the following words: "Where your worst nightmare is just another day at work." Despite all the misfortunes, some humans with special hearts still choose this job, saving lives choosing others over their lives. People like Jerry restores the faith in humanity for how they risk their lives each day. His foremost experience as a first-responder takes us way back to 1990, where he was a volunteer EMT. He achieved his education to become a paramedic, and he was determined to help the people of his city. He has dedicated a significant part of his life to saving people, witnessing how people tend to act when they see death right in front of them, experiencing humans' vulnerability at worst. He is happily married for years now, with the love of his life and the father of six kids and two grandchildren. He enjoys his time outdoors with his family and plays sports. He travels whenever he can to experience the cultures of the world. Seeing them going about their day in their fashion is an amazing experience. In his free time, he watches documentaries about all religions of the world, understanding the essence of life and ideology behind this universe. Seeing other religions, how they perceive religion, how it influences their daily lives, and how it embodies them as humans is intriguing; it brings him closer to understanding the Higher power. His various experiences, starting from his first-ever experience as a volunteer EMT with city ambulance. Since then, he has been associated with the same industry but with different departments, upgrading his skills and doing courses to do better. More about Enduring the Badge Podcast. Working as a firefighter and paramedic, he experienced a lot, and sometimes it was a tad bit difficult to bounce back to the normalcy of life. He witnessed the firefighter/paramedics tend to be the type A, always tough ones. With this attitude, they all tend to become less expressive and bottling up all the emotions that need to be shared. Many first responders end up suffering from PTSD, and some even make the mistake of keeping the brave front and not asking for help. In the podcast, Jerry reaches all the responders and their families to come together as a community. He brings people from all walks of life, health care professionals, first responders, and psychologists who help cope with the process. While they talk about things of grave importance, they also talk about all things in life, like work, the wonders of life, and things that matter to each one of them. As a community, many individuals are unsure to ask for help and don't know how to cope. After listening to accounts of those who helped themselves or asking for help and how they come out of it, they may encourage some individuals. PTSD could be a small or even a huge problem; while it affects the individual, it also affects their families.

    How To Get Through PTSD- Chris Chandler-Yates

    How To Get Through PTSD- Chris Chandler-Yates

    • 53 min
    End Sex Trafficking And Sexual Exploitation With OUR- Director Of U.S. Law Enforcement Relations JC Holt

    End Sex Trafficking And Sexual Exploitation With OUR- Director Of U.S. Law Enforcement Relations JC Holt

    In this week's episode of Enduring the Badge Podcast, our guest is the Director Of U.S. Law Enforcement Relations JC Holt. In this episode, we talked about JC's mission to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR). 

    Operation Underground Railroad is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to shine a light worldwide on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking, and in so doing rescue more children from slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. While our focus remains on children, we assist survivors of all ages to bring them safety and healing. We place survivors on a path to recovery by partnering with vetted aftercare providers or by placing them with families.

    • 1 hr
    BREAKING NEWS!

    BREAKING NEWS!

    BREAKING NEWS!  FIRST RESPONDERS!  SPECTACULAR OPPORTUNITY! 
    As you all know, I have been involved in many different levels of the First Responders world for over 30 years. As a seasoned First Responder, the success in my career has come with a very “high price” to my physical and mental health. However, I have learned one thing and that is this: When opportunity knocks – open the door! I did and now I am so excited to share it with you. I have NEVER seen a program that helps first responders and small businesses in such a tremendous way, and, for such a minimal amount! When I partnered with Stu & Laurie, the two seasoned stars of “The Stu & Laurie Variety Hour” (a tv variety show like the days of old Hollywood with top celebrities refashioned to the 21st century), I knew that working together, was a “calling” to make a difference! Stu & Laurie’s team have created this groundbreaking and revolutionary concept of taking a national tv show and focusing on First Responders and small businesses. How? The tv show will leverage nationwide viewers and redistribute them to our specific area. (Viewers from streaming on 30+platforms, most apps - all devices included). The Stu & Laurie Variety Hour will offer you the amazing opportunity of appearing on national television. Companies will be chosen by the Stu & Laurie production team based on upcoming emails from individuals that have made a difference. When you sign up on the Business Registry and the Stu & Laurie Entertainment Channel, you will become part of this brand new, highly innovative platform. This platform will allow the individual who is searching for their specific need to input their zip code and data which will then be directed to your doorstep! Leads that come directly to the show will be distributed accordingly. 

    NOW – HERE IS THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE PART: For Both The Stu & Laurie Entertainment Channel AND The Stu & Laurie Business Registry:$14.00/Month - If You Pay Yearly (Pre-paid) Save up to 50%!$25.50/Month – If You Pay Monthly Where can a business pay this “small” amount for“any” advertising – let alone advertising on a national tv show with top stars? JOIN NOW – RIDE THE COATTAILS OF ALL OUR ASSETS! This opportunity is coming to you at a “low price”!I highly recommend that you join and take advantage of this “Pre-launch” special! LET’S ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

    • 3 min
    Bang Boom Burn With Retired AFT Agent- Wayne Miller

    Bang Boom Burn With Retired AFT Agent- Wayne Miller

    Wayne Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the U. S. Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases involving illegal firearms, bombings and arsons. He was also a member of the ATF National Response Team, responding to major fire and explosion incidents. For the past 17 years, in the private sector, Mr. Miller has been a fire and explosion analyst for the Massachusetts - based Wright Group, Inc. ​
     
    During his career, Mr. Miller examined more than 2,300 fire and explosion scenes, responded to over twenty-five major incidents, as well as testified as an expert in more than forty cases in Federal and State courts in civil and criminal cases.

    • 48 min
    Habits Of Couples In Healthy Relationships- Jerry Dean Lund

    Habits Of Couples In Healthy Relationships- Jerry Dean Lund

    In this episode, we are going to be discussing the 10 habits most couples with a healthy relationship have. These habits are especially effective even with demands that are hindering our relationship and pulling us apart from our significant other. You will also be surprised as to how most of these habits are common sense and aren't actually hard to attain if we have dedication.

    • 8 min
    WTFrs Backing The Blue- Luis Rodriguez

    WTFrs Backing The Blue- Luis Rodriguez

    WTFrs are a group of individuals from all backgrounds, brought together by passion, purpose and spirituality!  They are a Social Riding Club with open membership. They are a supporter of those who protect us; our Military, Law Enforcement, and other First Responders as well as those who need protection such children in need in our community. 
    WTFrs is a Texas based corporation with the goal of making a better and safer motorcycle community, creating a positive impact to our communities at large, helping those in need and to support those who defend and protect our communities such as our Military and Law Enforcement, past and present. 
    Their success in helping our community and giving back has been recognized by local, regional and national media where they have been covered on National News including ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and FOX and Friends out of New York. 
    They have had the honor of being recognized by the US House of Representatives and were given a Special Congressional Recognition Award. 

    https://www.wtfrs.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/windtherapyfreedomriders/
    https://www.fiveohlimo.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/FiveOhLimo
    512-317-2980

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Rooster 4 ,

First Responder Sleep

The first podcast I listened to on enduring the badge was on First Responder Sleep Recovery & at this point I realized this podcast was going to be a great resource for myself & to also share with others ♥️

Irvkdvl13 ,

Fantastic model for interviewing

Jerry has a great model for his interviews. He carries the interview professionally and is easy to talk to. He brings the most out of the interview and all of the interviews are beneficial to not only first responders, but families of first responders and the general population.

beachgirl935 ,

Outstanding Podcast from an Excellent Host

Jerry clearly had a passion for first responders and the challenges they face. The depth and breadth of his guests and subjects is a testament to this. Worthwhile podcast - you won’t be disappointed!!