101 episodes

Everyone carries fire. It is inside of you right now. It may be a spark; it may be embers; or it may be full-blown, raging flames. It may have been given to you by someone; maybe passed on from fathers, mothers, grandparents, coaches, or friends. The fire may be acquired from tragedy and difficulties in your own life. Or it may be passed on to you from someone distant; someone you don't even know; but still they have left a mark. These are the things we talk about on this podcast. We, ourselves, have felt this fire. We continue to strive to become better men, husbands, fathers, friends, and citizens. This podcast is the result of our own journey, of our own discoveries; and it is our hope that you will come along with us and discover your own fire. We are constantly interviewing men we respect; men who have kindled their own fires. They may be successful in the workplace, exemplary as a husband or father, or simply set an example in how they stay fit at any stage of life. We are firemen, and we often focus on issues that we face daily: Trauma and PTSD; from how to stay fit when your life might depend on it; to learning how to be present as a husband and father even when we're gone from home a lot of the time. What we are learning applies to the military, law enforcement, EMS, and even UPS drivers. The principles that make anyone a successful man are universal truths that do not change based on a job description or a phase of life. Come, stoke the fires that you carry, and dare to kindle some new ones.

The Fire You Carry Nole Lilley and Kevin Welsh

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 107 Ratings

Everyone carries fire. It is inside of you right now. It may be a spark; it may be embers; or it may be full-blown, raging flames. It may have been given to you by someone; maybe passed on from fathers, mothers, grandparents, coaches, or friends. The fire may be acquired from tragedy and difficulties in your own life. Or it may be passed on to you from someone distant; someone you don't even know; but still they have left a mark. These are the things we talk about on this podcast. We, ourselves, have felt this fire. We continue to strive to become better men, husbands, fathers, friends, and citizens. This podcast is the result of our own journey, of our own discoveries; and it is our hope that you will come along with us and discover your own fire. We are constantly interviewing men we respect; men who have kindled their own fires. They may be successful in the workplace, exemplary as a husband or father, or simply set an example in how they stay fit at any stage of life. We are firemen, and we often focus on issues that we face daily: Trauma and PTSD; from how to stay fit when your life might depend on it; to learning how to be present as a husband and father even when we're gone from home a lot of the time. What we are learning applies to the military, law enforcement, EMS, and even UPS drivers. The principles that make anyone a successful man are universal truths that do not change based on a job description or a phase of life. Come, stoke the fires that you carry, and dare to kindle some new ones.

    098: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Recap, A Fitness Challenge & An Invite To Our First Ever A.M.A.

    098: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Recap, A Fitness Challenge & An Invite To Our First Ever A.M.A.

    In this week's episode, Kevin & Nole give a recap of last week's Memorial Stair Climb event with our sponsor Core Health and Fitness. We throw down the gauntlet for the first time in far too long with a fitness challenge that you may recognize. And, we invite you to join us for our first ever A.M.A. style discussion over in our Discord group. Don't miss this one, we've got multiple calls to action in here and we need your support! 

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 33 min
    097: The Importance Of Athletics For Kids & Finding Balance With Sean Steward

    097: The Importance Of Athletics For Kids & Finding Balance With Sean Steward

    In this week's episode, Kevin is joined by Sean Steward. In his triumphant return to the podcast, Sean talks about the importance of sports, athletics and just being active for kids. He and Kevin also talk about finding balance in those arenas, the workplace, and at home.  This is a fun episode to listen to and one you will get a lot out of. Thank you for listening!

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    096: Master Chief David Dearie On Leadership

    096: Master Chief David Dearie On Leadership

    In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole are joined by former Master Chief in the Navy, David Dearie. David spent a career in the Navy and now has his own podcast where he talks about leadership with other members of the military. Additionally, he also founded a non-profit that teaches leadership courses to enlisted members of the military. Follow the links below and subscribe to David's podcast to hear more.

    Register for the memorial stair climb event on 9/11!
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdflYSZEq7_msTzev6qOLK4xfZWN88GXx8nuzDh662Fh-Mpw/viewform

    David's Podcast, Lead On - Lessons From Military Leaders.
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2O6X1ATS4CE1pPsEHVOxqg

     Enlisted Leadership Foundation.
    https://www.enlistedleadershipfoundation.org/

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Fire Up Program Instagram Account.
    https://www.instagram.com/fireup_program/

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 1 hr
    095: Pastor Jim Stitzinger On Being A Reference Point, Raising Daughters & Challenging Yourself While Leading Your Family

    095: Pastor Jim Stitzinger On Being A Reference Point, Raising Daughters & Challenging Yourself While Leading Your Family

    In this week's episode, Nole and Kevin are joined by Jim Stitzinger. Jim is a Pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Valencia CA, he serves as a Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and he is a husband and father. Jim has some great stories and perspectives in this interview, both Nole and Kevin were taking notes during the episode of all the takeaways they want to apply to their own lives. We know you'll get some good stuff out of this episode, make sure you listen all the way through this one.....

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    A Warriors Perspective Podcast.
    https://open.spotify.com/show/689n6J4KYGZIHzW4GbLzwQ

    Crossroads Community Church.
    https://lifeatcrossroads.org/

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Fire Up Program Instagram Account.
    https://www.instagram.com/fireup_program/

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    094: Selfishness, Why It's Bad & What To Do About It.

    094: Selfishness, Why It's Bad & What To Do About It.

    In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole discuss the topic of selfishness. With stories of some of the areas of life, we struggle with selfishness and why we think it's an important thing to be aware of and fight. 

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    Jason Teter's Instagram. Go tell him to launch his podcast, Triumph!
    https://www.instagram.com/teter_n/

    Travis Knabe's Instagram. Go tell him to launch his podcast, Trumph!
    https://www.instagram.com/knabetravis/

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Fire Up Program Instagram Account.
    https://www.instagram.com/fireup_program/

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 51 min
    093: Tattoos, Kevin Stares At The Sun & Nole Doesn't Listen To Podcasts.

    093: Tattoos, Kevin Stares At The Sun & Nole Doesn't Listen To Podcasts.

    In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole talk tattoos, Nole's complete lack of podcast listening, and why looking at the sun is critical. Enjoy!

    Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords

    Kevin's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en

    Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program!
    https://fireupprogram.com/

    Nole's Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en

    Fire Up Program Instagram Account.
    https://www.instagram.com/fireup_program/

    Join us on Discord.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy us a coffee to support the podcast.
    https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q

    Buy podcast apparel.
    https://thefireyoucarry.threadless.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

El Coondog ,

Real Deal

These guys are the real deal. They speak their minds and the truth. They are a lot of fun to listen and talk to.

EFD Firefighter/Paramedic ,

Time well spent listening leads to growth!

I first met Kevin at Mighty Oaks! Kevin is an authentic man, and when he shared his story of attending Mighty Oaks (in episode #79 on 4/22/22) everything he said was 100% accurate and complete truth. I was there with him. There wasn’t a single thing he said about Mighty Oaks that I questioned or would contest. As a fellow career fireman I have really enjoyed listening to this podcast when I’m working out or driving. Hearing the interview with Chief Warrant Officer II Matt Belcastro (episode #81 on 4/25/22) was outstanding content and it really challenged me to put in more work at becoming a man who brings glory to God! Then (episode #82 on 5/9/22) where Nole and Kevin talk about if we are choosing comfort over intentionally stepping into doing the hard things as a husband and father in life was inspiring! Nole, keep sharing the truth in scripture! Kevin, keep being transparent brother! Keep the conversation moving toward growth in the things which are not seen! 2 Cor. 4:16-18. Stay safe brothers!

a.days91 ,

Awesome

Awesome podcast. Great interviews, and diverse content. Definitely a good listen when trying to get hired on to the fire service!

You Might Also Like

Craig Stalowy & Tom Johnson
Nole Lilley, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Zavala
Nick Bare
IRONCLAD
Jocko DEFCOR Network
Andy Stumpf