49 episodes

Find out what Firefighters are made of!

This podcast pulls back the curtain and shows you what goes into the making of a Firefighter.

We talk about the how and why of each guest's journey to the job, what challenges they have faced overall and how they made it through them, the struggles they see for our service and their ideas on how each of us can help ground and progress the job, as well as what keeps them inspired and motivated. You will be getting to know your family better.

'Multiple Calls' is a phrase that catches a Firefighter's attention because it signifies that there is a strong possibility that what we are responding to is legitimate and will require us to be at our best. It is also what experience is made of. We're going to be at our best to capture your attention with legitimate stories and enrich our experience of this unique and amazing job.

I'm a 23 year, second-generation Firefighter working for a Department in Southern Ontario, Canada, with around 400 suppression personnel, 13 stations and 18 apparatus. I spent the first half of my career at a Technical Rescue station, six years working as a primary care medic, 3 years instructing as a Fire Training Officer, and had the honour and pleasure of co-leading our Peer Support Team for over a decade.

When I first joined, we were a lot smaller and the Senior Firefighter on the truck with me for my first shift had been on longer than I had been alive. Outside of what he and many others taught me about the job, he recommended that I start a journal of all the calls and happenings around the hall so that one day I'd have the makings of a book. He was right, but unfortunately, of all the things I heeded and applied, that wasn't one of them. The point being, there are stories to tell and we all carry them; about us as individuals, as crews, as platoons, and as a Department. The wisdom and instruction about how to do the job are crucial, but the experiences and stories also help to shape our character and our Fire Family as a whole. Stories are important. Through story-telling, we find comfort in what connects us and expand our minds through our differences.

I've come late to the party when it comes to podcasts. A move in the summer of 2017 that involves an hour plus commute, opened up the opportunity to fill that time with some quality content. I've been inspired by a number of podcasts and listed the fire-related ones on the Multiple Calls Website in the Resources section along with books, Facebook pages, websites, literature, and videos. You can also find a running list of those in the Fire Service at large that deserve our respect and acknowledgment for their efforts to keep us grounded and progressing, in the Credits section. Please message me if you want me to add someone.

We get to know each other very well in this line of work. From all that we experience together, we create strong bonds, and we use deeply meaningful words like Family and Brotherhood to describe them. As shift schedules, generations, where we choose to live, our societal norms, and the size of our departments change, our view of the importance and tradition of the Fire Service Family and Brotherhood can be challenged, strained and at risk of being lost. This would be incredibly sad, tragic, and detrimental. We need to continue to invest in each other and learn and participate in each other's stories.

Much Love,

Scott

Multiple Calls Podcast Firefighting Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Find out what Firefighters are made of!

This podcast pulls back the curtain and shows you what goes into the making of a Firefighter.

We talk about the how and why of each guest's journey to the job, what challenges they have faced overall and how they made it through them, the struggles they see for our service and their ideas on how each of us can help ground and progress the job, as well as what keeps them inspired and motivated. You will be getting to know your family better.

'Multiple Calls' is a phrase that catches a Firefighter's attention because it signifies that there is a strong possibility that what we are responding to is legitimate and will require us to be at our best. It is also what experience is made of. We're going to be at our best to capture your attention with legitimate stories and enrich our experience of this unique and amazing job.

I'm a 23 year, second-generation Firefighter working for a Department in Southern Ontario, Canada, with around 400 suppression personnel, 13 stations and 18 apparatus. I spent the first half of my career at a Technical Rescue station, six years working as a primary care medic, 3 years instructing as a Fire Training Officer, and had the honour and pleasure of co-leading our Peer Support Team for over a decade.

When I first joined, we were a lot smaller and the Senior Firefighter on the truck with me for my first shift had been on longer than I had been alive. Outside of what he and many others taught me about the job, he recommended that I start a journal of all the calls and happenings around the hall so that one day I'd have the makings of a book. He was right, but unfortunately, of all the things I heeded and applied, that wasn't one of them. The point being, there are stories to tell and we all carry them; about us as individuals, as crews, as platoons, and as a Department. The wisdom and instruction about how to do the job are crucial, but the experiences and stories also help to shape our character and our Fire Family as a whole. Stories are important. Through story-telling, we find comfort in what connects us and expand our minds through our differences.

I've come late to the party when it comes to podcasts. A move in the summer of 2017 that involves an hour plus commute, opened up the opportunity to fill that time with some quality content. I've been inspired by a number of podcasts and listed the fire-related ones on the Multiple Calls Website in the Resources section along with books, Facebook pages, websites, literature, and videos. You can also find a running list of those in the Fire Service at large that deserve our respect and acknowledgment for their efforts to keep us grounded and progressing, in the Credits section. Please message me if you want me to add someone.

We get to know each other very well in this line of work. From all that we experience together, we create strong bonds, and we use deeply meaningful words like Family and Brotherhood to describe them. As shift schedules, generations, where we choose to live, our societal norms, and the size of our departments change, our view of the importance and tradition of the Fire Service Family and Brotherhood can be challenged, strained and at risk of being lost. This would be incredibly sad, tragic, and detrimental. We need to continue to invest in each other and learn and participate in each other's stories.

Much Love,

Scott

    Episode 49 - Dave Vanderburg

    Episode 49 - Dave Vanderburg

    Dave is an avid road cyclist and has been a Captain for 3 years. Born and raised in the greater Toronto area, Dave’s journey to becoming a firefighter was atypical, stumbling into the profession 15 years ago. He has spent time working as a trench rescue instructor, an honour guard member, co-lead of his department’s muscular dystrophy boot drive, and currently co-leads its peer support team. His life, upbringing, and travels have offered a unique perspective on firefighting. We discuss mental and physical health, the value of people, being an officer, communication, service to others, bro culture, and the corporatization of the service.

    Sponsorship: @southwest_fire_academy
    Editing Credit: @bradshea
    Marketing: @premiummixmarketingco

    • 3 hr
    Episode 48 - Marie Bodine

    Episode 48 - Marie Bodine

    From Spartan and Tough Mudder racing, to creating panel discussions that fuse unlikely topics such as tattooing and mental health, Marie Bodine is driven to explore the uncommon.
    Through practicing and teaching the Wim Hof Method principles, Marie influences others to heighten their creativity, elevate productivity, delete stress, and develop unshakeable inner peace.
    Marie currently teaches breath and meditation classes in Toronto Canada and throughout North America. Marie's workshops and public speaking events provide participants with lifelong skills that create confidence and increase physical and mental resilience while deepening self-respect.

    https://www.wimhofmethod.com/instructors/mariebodine
    https://mariebodine.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-bodine-0471761b4/
    IG @marie.bodine
    FB @FitMindProject

    Editing Credit: @bradshea
    Marketing: @premiummixmarketingco

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 47 - Manny Barajas

    Episode 47 - Manny Barajas

    Manny is a nozzleman with San Antonio Fire. Born, raised, and still lives and works in the city's inner west side close to his home. Engine and Nozzle work is his passion. A true believer that the basics are where the fight is won. A Marine Corps combat veteran and first-generation college graduate. He is a proud husband and father of 3. A field training officer with his dept. Lead instructor for The First Line: Engine Company Ops with MV Fire Rescue TX.

    Manuelbarajas210@gmail.com

    FB: The First Line Engine Ops, San Antonio Fire Attack
    IG: @manny_b210, @mvfirerescuetx

    Editing Credit: @bradshea
    Marketing: @premiummixmarketingco

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 46 - Mark Brewer

    Episode 46 - Mark Brewer

    After 21 years in Suppression with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, Mark has transferred to the Training Division. In addition to firefighting, he brings years of experience in practical and competitive auto-extrication, and knowledge and wisdom gained from his time as an Honour Guard Member. As the Honour Guard Assistant Director for the past four years, he hopes to continue ensuring that all members understand the deep and meaningful history and tradition of their profession. A recent battle with cancer has reframed his perspective and reinvigorated his love for life and the fire service. Originally from Milton Ontario, he and Diane, his wife of 27 years, raised their two boys where they still reside in Waterdown.

    @mungobrewer@markbrewer

    Editing Credit: @bradshea

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 45 - Andy Bozzo

    Episode 45 - Andy Bozzo

    Andy Bozzo has 24 years of fire service experience in California and Washington State. He is currently a Fire Captain with a large Northern California Fire Department. Andy has a visionary mind and has provided many of the conceptual aspects that are foundational to Tablet Command. He is passionate about continuing to improve the Tablet Command solution by using it in the field, learning from other users’ experiences, while sharing his own. Prior to working in the fire service industry, Andy was a teacher and attended USC before transferring and completing his BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.

    @captandybozzo
    @tabletcommand

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 44 - Mark Arnold

    Episode 44 - Mark Arnold

    Mark is an Acting Captain with Mississauga Fire with over 23 years of service in the Emergency Services. He started his career as a Police Officer, eventually transitioning to the fire service.  Mark is an advocate for firefighter fitness. He worked as the Race Director for the Emergency Services Adventure Race (ESAR) and recently co-authored 100 Firehall Workouts. Mark was the first 911 personnel in Canada to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy through Field Trip Health. He is a strong advocate for firefighters health and wellness and works towards making more resources and treatments available to help frontline workers both physically and mentally. 

    @100firehallworkouts

    www.100firehallworkouts.com

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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Daniel Volz

A really important podcast that talks about important issues. If you’re looking for a new way of thinking about something this is a great source. It takes a lot of good info, adds a great host, and ends up being a fantastic podcast. There’s so much content that just pushes the same thoughts and beliefs but this podcast really makes you think about WHY.

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Strong work!

Fantastic host, guests and conversation. Learn so many things to learn in every single episode. Thank you for the great resource!

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