Enduring The Badge

Enduring The Badge

The truth behind First Responders enduring trials on and off duty. Their personal accounts of how witnessing so much tragedy has taken a toll on their lives. Hear from their families about how it's impacted them. Learn how each of them have overcame these difficult times and personal insight. You will discover ways to thrive on and off duty. Acquire knowledge on how navigate the difficult transition from work to home. The show is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund with over 30 years of service behind the badge. He will be drawing upon his own personal experience of surviving those dark thoughts of suicide and on duty overcoming injuries. Jerry is dedicated to empowering his fellow man to take action on their own mental and physical health.

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October 19, 2021 54 min
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This podcast episode of Enduring the Badge with guest Flight Nurse/Life Coach Janessa Dean shared how she finds balance as a working mom of 4 with a twin. She brought tips on how to avoid mom guilt especially when she's working on holidays.

Moreover, Janessa pointed out the importance of accepting help and when to serve people. This strong woman also lost a military brother due to alcohol addiction.

Those things and her personal ...

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 In this podcast episode with Bridget Truxillo, we talked about her program called Protective Wellness which offers tactical training wellness and legal advices from attorneys. This effective program is strengthen by her experience as Deputy Sheriff and as attorney. Bridget also emphasized the three pillars of physical, mental and spiritual health - Stimulation, Nutrition and Rest.  

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September 28, 2021 62 min
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September 21, 2021 57 min
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August 17, 2021 55 min

In this episode, we discuss..

  • How First Responder Sleep Recovery started (1:40)

  • Sean, how did how did she inspire you to like move forward to create this, this company in on this get on this journey of helping first responders out?” (4:42)

  • The importance of sleep (9:34)

  • “And when we take away sleep, we're taking away the tools that our body has to defend against and prevent the onset of all of the leading causes of first responder...
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    In this episode, we discuss..

  • Justin’s military life and when did he realized that he wanted to excel other than military service. (1:35)
  • Justin’s job in Intel and starting up his first ever computer repair business (5:03)
  • How he got into real estate business and had a major debt (7:37)
  • Started again a new company in Lead Generation – Hitfinity earning $10 million per year (9:10)
  • “So I'll go back to like one specific problem I found...
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    April Katherman-Redgrave is an author, speaker, blogger, and founder of Beauty for Our Ashes Ministry. As the surviving widow of fallen San Jose Police Motors Officer Michael J. Katherman, April experienced unimaginable brokenness and despair but also witnessed how God redeemed a terrible situation into one of great beauty and joy. Once a school teacher and aspiring educational administrator, April now writes and speaks to encourag...

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    July 21, 2021 56 min

    Originally from SoCal, Corey Sierra grew up in Las Vegas where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He served 6-years on active duty with the United States Navy. He chose to pursue firefighting as a post-military career. After obtaining his NREMT certification, he worked with the BLM on a Type-2 crew. As a national resource, the Southern Nevada interagency hand crew fought fire on large-scale incidents in the Southwest region....

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    Alexandra Jabr, EMT-P, began her EMS career in 2003 and holds a master’s degree in death, grief, and bereavement. She is an adjunct faculty in the EMS department at Victor Valley College and currently completing her doctorate in depth psychology. Alexandra is the creator of Emergency Resilience, LLC and the course “Death Communication for First Responders: How to Deliver Unfortunate News.”

    Guest Social Media & Contact Informatio...

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    July 6, 2021 67 min

    Lillian Carney is the President and Executive Director for the Carney Strong Initiative. She
    joined the non-profit organization in 2018 to honor the memory of her husband, Battalion Chief Josh Carney, who lost his battle with firefighter cancer after 25 years in the fire service. Carney Strong is making a difference in smaller fire departments across the country by providing decontamination supplies and educational resources, at no ...

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    Rayne Gray has been a Firefighter for over 23 years, working in every rank and currently serving as a Division Chief for the City of Phoenix. He is the host of the Fireground Fitness podcast, a US Marine veteran, an avid outdoorsman, public speaker, Father and Husband.

    Gray has spent his life pushing the boundaries of physical discomfort, running ultra-distance events of all types, climbing granite walls, getting choked to the edge ...

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    The Rusoh Eliminator is the First complete redesign of the Fire Extinguisher in over 65 Years. 

    The Rusoh® Eliminator® fire extinguisher is designed for self-service. It eliminates the need for the specially trained and equipped licensed technician required for traditional extinguishers. That need is based on two concerns: 1) maintaining the stored pressure in the extinguisher at the 185-205 psi levels required to fight a fire and 2...

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    Anthony McNeil is a retired police officer, served 20 years with the Southfield (MI) Police Department, a husband (married 27 years), a father of two beautiful daughters, a entrepreneur, a golf fanatic. 

    Listen to some of Anthony's most memorable stories over his career and what made them memorable. He also reflects on the many different positions throughout his service and what loved about them. 

    Anthony is the creator and host ...

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     After 8 years in the US Air Force as an active duty enlisted member, He made it my sole mission to expose listeners to the realities of the military when you sign the dotted line. Mike has a podcast called Ech is Sketch podcast. Not only brings you a funny take on military culture but also reveals the harsh truth on how the military can permanently impact your life. He has some great insight on how not to fall into the trap of alc...

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    RoGo Fire is developing an advanced satellite integrated communication solution
    including devices and software designed to enable wildland firefighters to
    communicate and access data in remote areas where cellular service is unreliable or
    not available.
    Our mission is to deliver a communication system that will reduce line of duty deaths,
    firefighting expense and property damage, as well as improve firefighter situational
    awareness by en...

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    John Jaquish  is the inventory of the X3 Bar and the best selling author of Weight Lifting is a Waste of Time. The X3 Bar has immense benefits for the body especially for those required to do intense movements like first responders. John is a WSJ Bestselling author and inventor of the X3 Bar, a variable resistance training device as well as the world’s most effective bone density building medical device. He share's guidance on ...

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    This novel is a work of fiction, loosely based on some of my experiences as a small-town police officer and firefighter. I have changed the names and personal details of the men and women with whom I served and others with whom I interacted in order to protect their privacy.

    Joseph Patrick Fair is a father to college age twins Jenny and Ryan; they are the center of his universe. He lives in West Michigan. Also a retired Police Offic...

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    I live in Oakland with my wife and three kids.  I grew up in Oakland, California, and I now serve the citizens as a Firefighter. I was hired in 2002 and I have worked in the East end my whole career on 7 Truck and 6 Truck companies.  I am currently the senior Firefighter on the B shift at Station 18. In 2007/2008 I dove deep into CrossFit, and then got lost in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which I still practice, along with my ...

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