Multiple Calls Podcast

Multiple Calls Podcast

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

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June 13, 2022 74 min
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 ...
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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 ...
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April 22, 2022 130 min
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 m...
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March 30, 2022 89 min
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...
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March 14, 2022 97 min
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-a...
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Olivia Mead is the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR). Olivia is a life-long yoga practitioner along with having studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Human Performance, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Veterans. She has taught yoga since 2003 and has focused primarily on public safety since 2013 starting at Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department, where s...
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February 8, 2022 94 min
Jeff Cowen is an instructor at a local fire college and a career Firefighter for 14 years. @jeffcowen
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December 22, 2021 57 min
Jenn Dawkins has been in the fire service since 1997, first as a paid-on-call then onto a career position. During this time she has been part of HUSAR, Hazmat and Heavy Rescue, Recruitment, and Public Education. In early 2021 she received the Pink Helmet of Courage Award after battling cancer during the early stages of the pandemic. For the past year, she has worked as a Training Officer and recently returned to suppression working...
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October 30, 2021 74 min
Glenn Landry has studied circadian rhythms and sleep for over 20 years. He completed his graduate research at Simon Fraser University, examining circadian mechanisms of entrainment, supervised by Dr. Ralph Mistlberger and supported by grants from MSFHR and NSERC. He then focused his research efforts on sleep, aging, and cognition as a CIHR postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose’s Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience...
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September 30, 2021 26 min
We are Brothers n Arms  We believe that every member of society has a right to not just health and wellness but to thrive, and once you understand the power of CBD your life can begin to truly change for the better.  Being part of the BNA Brotherhood means a commitment to a better life, living with greater satisfaction, health, and well-being. We can reclaim personal power, distancing ourselves from addictive opioids and other dest...
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September 29, 2021 46 min
With decades of experience as Personal Trainers and Firefighters, Amber and Tj’s mission is to create the ultimate platform where Firefighters and other First Responders can get the information, tools, and training needed to take their fitness to the next level. Their programs are designed with the health and fitness required to thrive in the conditions that First Responders face both physically and mentally. https://www.fitbyfire...
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July 30, 2021 82 min
Matt Johnston, M.Ed., is a full-time professional firefighter and mental health clinician from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 2012, he has attended over 3,000 calls as a medical responder, hazardous materials technician, emergency vehicle operator, and firefighter. Combined with 20 years of experience in counseling psychology Matt offers a unique, in-depth understanding of paramilitary mindsets within stoic workplace cultures. ...
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May 23, 2021 54 min
Katrina became a wildland firefighter in 2012 and in her rookie year her hand crew in Northern California racked up more than 800 hours of overtime, including 47 straight paid days in four and a half months. That summer was an incredible time for her. She saw so much fire and was getting stronger every day and knew that she had found a job she wanted to keep doing season after season. Her website The 5ft Firefighter was born out of...
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April 14, 2021 72 min
Ali Rothrock is a speaker, author, educator and activist. She has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. Ali has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Ali is the CEO & Lead Instructor for On the Job and Off, which is an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders. She is a member of the Cumberland County (PA)...
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March 25, 2021 78 min
Jess Clermont has been a Firefighter with Toronto Fire Services since 2008. She received a full athletic scholarship to Niagara University for Hockey, has coached Team Ontario Women’s Lacrosse, and was a member of the National Champion Toronto Women’s and Tandem Firefit teams. in addition to being a RIT, and High-Rise Ops Instructor for TFS, she instructs for the Centennial and Fleming College Firefighter Pre-Service Programs and r...
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February 24, 2021 64 min
Andrew has been part of the Fire Service for over 16 years, from his local volunteer station in Nova Scotia to work as a Military Firefighter across the country, to his current role as a Training Captain with Brampton Fire. Throughout his career, he has strived to be a good leader, team member and friend by applying his personal ethos of accountability and ownership.
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January 25, 2021 80 min
Aaron grew up and lives in Oakland, California and has worked the east end since his career began in 2002. He is currently the Senior Firefighter on B shift at station 18. For as long as he can remember, he has been passionate about fitness, overall health and wellness and general optimization and human potential. Over the years, he has been seeking the unification of mind, body, soul/spirit to achieve peak performance through all...
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December 11, 2020 52 min
Ryan Gallagher is a father, a husband, and a firefighter. He is a member of the City of Burlington Peer Support program and has helped raise more than $80,000 for charities in his community. He attends the Professional Addiction Studies program at McMaster University with the goal to better recognize and understand people’s struggles so he can give them better support, on the job and in his everyday life. He has had his own strug...
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October 30, 2020 81 min
Dena Ali is a Captain with the Raleigh (NC) Fire Department where she has worked her way up the ranks. She previously served as a police officer for five years. Ali has a degree from North Carolina State University and an MPA from the University of North Carolina—Pembroke, where her research focused on firefighter suicide. As a graduate student, she was awarded the 2018 MPA student of the year. She has also received several awards ...
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October 3, 2020 73 min
Mahlon Joined the Navy in 2003 as a Hospital Corpsman stationed at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda MD. He received orders to Iraq where he was assigned to 18th Battalion 7th Brigade Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq. Located in the city of Fallujah on March 2005, he was the only medical provider for this battalion. After 6 months, he returned home and finished off the remainder of his contract at The Basic S...
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