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A Tale of Complacency (SAM 273)

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Release Date: 06/18/2019

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An interview is part 2 of a 2-part interview with three members of the Mukilteo Fire Department who were overcome by carbon monoxide on an EMS call.

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An interview is part 1 of a 2-part interview with three members of the Mukilteo Fire Department who were overcome by carbon monoxide on an EMS call.

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Surviving the Fire Service – The Todd LeDuc Interview (SAM 307) show art Surviving the Fire Service – The Todd LeDuc Interview (SAM 307)

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An interview with Retired Broward County Operations Chief Todd LeDuc, discussing first responder health, wellness and survival.

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Today’s episode is Part 2 of my 2-part interview with John Russ, Program Director for the IAFC Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System.

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Today’s episode is Part 1 of my 2-part interview with John Russ, Program Director for the IAFC Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System.

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Part 2 of my 2-part interview with three command officers from the Atascocita Fire Department in Houston, Texas, sharing a story of a commercial building fire that resulted in a mayday.

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Today’s episode is Part 1 of my 2-part interview with three command officers from the Atascocita Fire Department in Houston, Texas, sharing a story of a commercial building fire that resulted in a mayday.

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A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story – Part 2 (SAM 302) show art A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story – Part 2 (SAM 302)

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Today’s episode is Part 2 of my 2-part interview with Laverne Friesen, a first responder who is confronting the stigma of mental illness head-on as he shares his first-hand account of how work-related stress was leading him down a dark path toward suicide. He shares intimate details of what that experience was like, how it impacted his family, and how treatment by a mental health professional saved his life.

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Today’s episode is Part 1 of my 2-part interview with Laverne Friesen, a first responder who is confronting the stigma of mental illness head-on as he shares his first-hand account of how work-related stress was leading him down a dark path toward suicide. He shares intimate details of what that experience was like, how it impacted his family, and how treatment by a mental health professional saved his life.

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In this episode, I interview the foremost fire service expert on fighting “heavy content” fires (aka, hoarded environments). The interview is packed with great ideas for first responders, and some tips for family members who are dealing with a family member afflicted with a hoarding disorder.

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This episode shares three examples of complacency, all happening within a 10-minute span of time. While the outcome was not tragic, the potential for tragedy was tremendous. And I got to witness all of it.

 

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