85 episodes

Action | Ownership | Brotherhood

IGNITEd is a brotherhood of firefighters who challenge the status quo through self-improvement and accountability.

Topics include:
- leadership
- tactics, and strategy
- managing stress
- mental health
- physical fitness
- organizational health

Be the firefighter you'd want on your crew!

Be IGNITEd!

**The thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of myself and my guests. The IGNITEd Firefighter Podcast is written, produced, and hosted by Ryan Rodriquez.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Action | Ownership | Brotherhood

IGNITEd is a brotherhood of firefighters who challenge the status quo through self-improvement and accountability.

Topics include:
- leadership
- tactics, and strategy
- managing stress
- mental health
- physical fitness
- organizational health

Be the firefighter you'd want on your crew!

Be IGNITEd!

**The thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of myself and my guests. The IGNITEd Firefighter Podcast is written, produced, and hosted by Ryan Rodriquez.

    Episode 085 - Why You Need a Hot List!

    Episode 085 - Why You Need a Hot List!

    Whether you’re a paper and pencil type of person or an all digital-demigod, I can’t stress to you the importance of writing down a list of things you want to get accomplished on a daily basis.

    Without an idea of the things you need to get accomplished daily, you will wind up letting your time slip away to things less important than contributing to the reason you were put on this earth.

    In this episode, I will talk about why you need to write down a list of things to do, how it will help you be more productive, and ultimately become more fulfilled.

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    Write Down Your Goals for Faster Success

    Neuroscience Explains Why You Need to Write Down Your Goals If You Actually Want To Achieve Them


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    • 10 min
    Episode 084 - Set the Tone for a Healthy Culture!

    Episode 084 - Set the Tone for a Healthy Culture!

    In the fire service, we have a designated hierarchy of rank.  The influence of this chain of command is supposed to be followed up and down.  However, what happens when people in the high ranked positions are a big reason why people are feeling disenfranchised down the chain?

    We look to our leaders to set the tone for the organization and help with disbursement of information as well as morale.  Can you imagine William Wallace riding on his horse at the battle of Stirling, and instead of rallying his countrymen and talking about freedom, he says, “Eff morale!”

    In today’s episode, I will talk about how our culture in the fire service is being neglected and becoming stagnant and toxic, what we can do about it, and I will provide you with three simple things you can do every day to set the tone for a healthy culture.

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    Braveheart: Speech at Stirling

    It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy


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    • 22 min
    Episode 083 - Define What Success Means To You!

    Episode 083 - Define What Success Means To You!

    Going into our panel interviews when trying to land a career in the fire service, you may hear the question, “what does success mean to you?”  For all of the questions you will get asked, you should be sure enough in what drives you, who you are, and what you want that you shouldn’t skip a beat.

    If you don’t have an idea of what it looks like to be successful, then how will you know what you need to do to achieve it?  The ONLY way to measure improvement is to have some kind of metric for measure, in this case; what is your definition of success?

    In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about why you need to identify what success means to you, and I will give you some steps you can take to start on your path

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    • 15 min
    Episode 082 - Exploring Heart Rate Variability

    Episode 082 - Exploring Heart Rate Variability

    There’s a lot of different ways to track your fitness out there with Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Polar and all the other products popping up every day.  But which one is the best for you?  What exactly should you be measuring and why?

    You’ve heard me say it before, “what gets measured gets improved”.  Today I’m going to specifically talk about Heart Rate Variability.  I’ve touched on this topic before, but in today’s episode, I’m going to dive deeper into what HRV is, why you should pay attention to it, and at the end, I will provide 10 ways that you can improve your heart rate variability.

    I will also share with you which fitness tracker that I use and why.

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    • 25 min
    Episode 081 - Science-Based Benefits of CBD Oil

    Episode 081 - Science-Based Benefits of CBD Oil

    I worked with a guy the other day who was talking about how he holds a medical marijuana card and after he retires, he was thinking about going into the CBD and marijuana business.

    Now, I don’t have much experience with this kind of stuff because I have never smoked marijuana or done drugs.  However, that doesn’t mean I couldn’t talk to him about his thoughts and ideas on the topic.  He told me that there are a lot more people in the fire service using therapeutic marijuana products than you’d think.

    So in my efforts to keep balanced and learn more about this element that has a presence in the fire service, today’s episode is focused on talking about the things I learned while doing my homework on the subject of CBD oil.

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    • 17 min
    Episode 080 - Lose Your Gut!

    Episode 080 - Lose Your Gut!

    When it comes to having six-pack abs, we all want results ASAP.  But when it comes to this particular fitness feat, time and dedication are the key.  But where do we start?  And how long can we expect it to take?  A few weeks?  A few months?  Well, things aren’t that simple.  There are many factors that go into this accomplishment and everyone is different.  However, we all have to start somewhere.  And starting is the KEY!

    Wherever you’re at, now is as good of time as any to get started in shedding that belly fat.  Obesity is surprisingly common in the U.S. fire service which causes us to have significantly reduced fitness and readiness, but more on that later.

    In today’s episode, I will talk about why we should be conscious in our efforts to lose your gut, and I will provide you with 12 ways that you can attack your belly fat and return to a state of fit readiness.  Not to mention improve your longevity.

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    6 Reasons Why Eggs Are the Healthiest Food on the Planet


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mc114 ,

Great applicable topics with great information.

Every topic is applicable to life and the fire service. Enjoy listening and learning something that I can really apply to my home life and career.

Jennie Wyatt ,

Non-biased, intelligent podcast

The first responder community really needs a support system like this. This is an amazing forum that should cost money! Such gratitude goes out to Ryan, who saw a problem and went about finding solutions to make the EMS community better. Thank you Ryan for your bravery, and experience!
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”-the alchemist

All-Around Adventure ,

Great Show!

This podcast is very well put together! Although it's geared more towards firefighters, Ryan is talking about a wide array of topics that are relevant to professionals in other careers too. Great show!

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