134 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!

Visit www.IGNITEdFF.com to learn more!

**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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    • 4.9 • 27 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!

Visit www.IGNITEdFF.com to learn more!

**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 134 - The Science of Breath & Cold Therapy with Ben Dubin

    Episode 134 - The Science of Breath & Cold Therapy with Ben Dubin

    Today's episode is an informal "part 2" to my previous conversation with Ben Dubin.  We go deeper into the science behind breath work and cold therapy and how taking control of these influences can help us refine our bodies and our minds.  Ultimately, these types of practices help to make us better at what we do; staying cool under pressure.

    I know you'll get a lot out of our conversation today!

    Do me a favor!  Subscribe, share, and leave a rating and review wherever you're listening to this podcast!  I love having conversations like this and I get a lot out of it.  It would really help others hear the message and information that we're sharing here which could have HUGE positive ramifications for people all over the world!  Take 30 seconds and leave a rating and review, thank you!

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    • 55 min
    Episode 133 - The Confirmation of Resistance

    Episode 133 - The Confirmation of Resistance

    We all know that in order to build muscle, we need to engage in some form of resistance training.  We push or pull against some form of resistance and eventually over time, our muscles grow and as a result, we become stronger.  Ultimately, we adapt to meet the need.

    This exact principle applies to every aspect of our lives, not just in the physical aspect.  We grow stronger by being met with resistance and by being persistent in the face of that resistance.

    In today’s episode, I will talk about the different types of resistance we face as firefighters, how we can choose to accept that resistance as a benefit to us, and ultimately come out stronger for it.

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    • 14 min
    Episode 132 - Wim Hof & Finding IT with Ben Dubin

    Episode 132 - Wim Hof & Finding IT with Ben Dubin

    Ben Dubin is a firefighter/paramedic with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and an advocate of and practitioner of focused breath-work and the Wim Hof method.  In this episode, Ben and I talk about his passions (mental and physical health and wellness) and his journey to finding IT.  Ben's journey to discovering his "Inner Truth" and helping others find their inner truth is dynamic and touching and will inspire you.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 131 - Get Off Your Ass!

    Episode 131 - Get Off Your Ass!

    You’ve heard me say it, you’ve heard numerous people in the fire service community say it, because it’s true; complacency kills.

    We have a habit of working our butts off to get hired, but then we ride the wave instead of making new ones.  That’s complacency setting in.

    In today’s episode, I will talk about what complacency looks like, why complacency should be looked at like a cancer, and what we can do to get off of our asses!

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    Episode 130 - Establish Rituals!

    Episode 130 - Establish Rituals!

    We all perform rituals of all different kinds every day, even if we aren’t aware of it.  Some rituals can be needless or restricting, while others are purposeful and enriching.

    It’s important to understand what a ritual is and how they can affect us, good or bad.

    In today’s episode, I will talk about what rituals are, why we should purposefully incorporate them into our lifestyle, and I will give you steps you can take to implement some rituals into your own life so you can add more value to your own life, and ultimately, the lives of those around you.

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    Episode 129 - My Experience with 75 Hard

    Episode 129 - My Experience with 75 Hard

    Once or twice a year, I submit myself to an outside source or coach for guidance on my physical training.  Not only does this help keep me in a growth-mindset, it helps me keep a pulse on the new and exciting challenges that are out there.

    I love learning new things and taking bits and pieces from all the amazing people out there who are  putting out amazing physical training programming and adding what works for me to my repertoire.

    Today I’m going to talk about 75 Hard, which is the latest program I put myself through, how it worked out, and I will give you some strategies and insight for this particular program if you’re thinking about tackling it yourself...

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Tremendously Thought-Provoking and Motivating

Had slipped up majorly at work a week ago and didn’t notice that I had left an appratus in an unready state for the whole evening. Another LT. the following day and even though we are good friends he did his part (the right thing to do) in the chain of command and did not cover for my error. I received a wake up call from by my immediate supervisors and realized that I had been on autopilot for quite some time now. I had been listening to political podcasts while on shift during my station duties and failed to notice how it was a major distraction from the duties of each day which are incredibly important. Starting listening just today and I’m super excited to eat up all the content to refocus my energy and desire to be the best firefighter I can be for my department, or get out of the way for someone else. I’m going with the former!

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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.

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Non-biased, intelligent podcast

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