Join guests and hosts on this deep-dive into the fitness leadership lifestyle of the Career Tactical Athlete. ♦️ Hosted by Chris Ruano, of you'll gain insights into the world of career Tactical Athletes. Discover … πŸ”‘ Helpful Workout Tips πŸ‹οΈβ™€οΈ Fitness Leadership Experiences πŸƒπŸ»β™‚οΈ Performance Lifestyle Strategies and Hacks β›‘ Stress Management Principles. --πŸ›‘β€” πŸš’β€” πŸš” β€” πŸš‘ β€”πŸŒ² Guests and hosts will draw form their experience on Wildland Fire Crews, Municipal Fire Departments, and the greater Tactical Athlete and Fitness community in order to better equip the Tactical Athlete Community for the challenges of an arduous, high-commitment lifestyle. πŸ€” Gain insight about what it takes to prepare for, excel at, and be a leader throughout your career as a tactical athlete. With long-term fitness and career goals in mind, you will learn helpful workout and life strategies, insights, and tips that you and or your team can apply as you push yourselves to exceed the standard on the β€œFire-Line” and beyond. . Host Chris "Roo" Ruano πŸš’ currently serves on and leads Fire-Service Teams in SoCal πŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸš’ over 20 yrs on Wildland and Municipal fire crews and FS Hotshot πŸ‹οΈβ™€οΈ Fitness Leadership Methods and Training Specialist . Co-Host Max Quiroz 🌲 Crew Member on a year round Wildland Fire Crew πŸŽ“ Education in Exercise Science πŸ’ͺ passion for physical Fitness


December 5, 2022 β€’ 53 min

Gain helpful insight and strategies for tackling life's challenges from a Firefighter perspective with Ryan Rodriguez of Ignited Firefighter.
On this episode we discuss.

  • Improving Life Balance
  • Rescources for leading at work and at home
  • Join host Chris Ruano as he and Ryan Rodriguez provide valuable insight and tools for you to continue to evaluate life's current priorities and ways you can increase your success.

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    Join the conversation withΒ 
    Fire Captain Don McLaughlinΒ 
    as he shares about;

  • Firehouse Dogs
  • Peer Support and Mental Wellness
  • US Marine Corps Service
  • Adventure Racing
  • Leadership
  • and more

    The following are the links to support the foundations that train and prepare the 6 peer support dogs that β€œDonnyMac” mentions in this episode:

    β€œAva” the Firehouse dog

    β€œEcho” the Dog

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    Summertime Status report.Β 

    Early summer provides its own set of challenges and opportunities; listen here to hear what those are from a Structure fire dept perspective as well as a Wildland agency perspective.

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    On this episode, we hear great perspective form Firefighter Rob Perez.

    As if being a full-time firefighter, husband and father of three,Β  weren't keeping him busy enough; Rob Perez has been challenging himself by completing higher education.
    Over the last 5 years Rob has obtained his Bachelorette Degree, Teaching Credential, Masters Degree, and is now currently working on his Doctorate at USC.

    He provides great insight and perspe...

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    The most determined guy I have ever met! That is Firefighter Specialist Mishel Harteni.

    If you consider yourself highly motivated, willing to push through challenges to achieve your goals, you may think again once you hear this man's story.

    Immigrating to US as a refugee from the Middle East presented unique challenges for Mishel as he passionately pursued a career in the fire service.

    Hear his inspiring story as he went from lear...

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    This episode we check in with Kevin Welsh and hear what he has plans for as he returnes to the Fire Station after his recent surgery and time off.

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    Tori Dow has is on a fascinating journey.Β 
    At a very young age she is already known for these amazing feats;

    - Female CrossFit Games Athlete
    - Welder by Trade
    - Pursuing a Fire Career

    On this episode we get great insight from Tori and her unique athletic and work history.
    Tori and host Chris Ruano discuss;
    - CrossFit
    - Teen Sports
    - Fitness Programs
    - TheΒ  New Firefighter Workforce and more Fire Career mentorship

    You can Follow Tori Dow in IG

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    Are you looking for adventure and true purpose?
    Well if you're not, go ahead and skip this episode.
    Our guest Michael Noyes explains why stepped away from a from multiple 7-figure opportunity after a unique "desert experience".

    Follow Mike as he prepares to take on an upcoming Baja 1000 race.
    IG: @michaelnoyes7

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    On this episodeΒ 

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    April 4, 2022 β€’ 39 min

    Congratulations! You have met the minimum standard;Β 
    guess what...Nobody cares.

    How will you establish your reputation?

    What in the world are the expectations of Firefighters when they report for duty after completing their Training Academy?

    This show is full of helpful tips and perspectives around probationary firefighter work habits and routines.

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    This episode is Real-Talk and perspective from active Hotshot Superintendent :
    Ben Strahan
    - What is a Hotshot?
    - What Mental and Lifestyle Challenges do Hotshots deal with?
    - Hear from Bens story of Mental wellness low points and breakthrough

    If you're looking for some hope or some help, listen to this episode and
    head over check out resources and projects Ben Strahan is involved with.

    IG: @BenStrahan

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    A Father, a Son and a Friend is who you'll hear from on this episode as we discuss Oral Interview Preparation Tips and beginning a Fitness Lifestyle as a Student.
    Two great highly motivated young men are guests on this episode;
    Noah and Damien give a unique perspective as we dive into these topics.
    - Oral Interview Tips
    - Fitness Motivation
    - Sources of Motivation
    - Firefighter Preparation Info

    Special thanks to @bedroskeulian ...

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    Join us on this episode as we hear from US Hotshots Association board members

    All 3 of our guests are former IHC Hotshot Superintendents;
    Mike Alared - retired Supt of Bear Divide IHC
    Dan Kleinman - retired Supt of Fulton IHC
    Jimmie Rocha - retired Supt of Rio Bravo IHC

    The mission of the US Hotshots Association is to support the mission of all Hotshot Wildland Firefighters
    - Past
    - Present
    - and Futu...

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    We hear from Anthony powers of Hotshot Up!
    He is a longtime Wildland firefighter and US Forest Service Hotshot that is now serving on a Municipal Fire Agency in Southern California.
    We get to hear about the HotShot lifestyle and Family, and what led Anthony and others to found the HotShot Up event and charity.

    HotShot Up is a non-profit Volleyball event to support firefighter Line-of-Duty-Deaths and the hardships that surround them.


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    Evan Halquist is on for Show 47 and we talk about FireFighter Academy Fitness.

    Fire Captain Evan Halquist is on a mission to help improve the Fitness and Training for those entering a Recruit Training Academy, and Firefighters operating in Fire Stations.

    This episode will help you learn how the "R.E.S.T." method can help you optimize and elevate your overall fitness.

    We discuss
    - Kettlebells vs Sandbags
    - Workouts vs. Programs
    - ...

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    This episode is a great conversation and perspective on Leadership, Career success, and personal fulfillment.

    Guest Tom Higgins has recently retired as Commander on the Police Department he served on for several years.
    Tom shares about the challenges that come with leaving a job or routine of several years and how important is is to maintain balance in life and an identity outside of your career.

    This episode will help anyone facing d...

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    February 7, 2022 β€’ 52 min

    On this show we talk to Fire Captain Andy Lawrence.

    Andy talks to us about the toll that the mandate is having in the Firehouse and how he is helping others cope with the craziness.

    Any Lawrence is co-host of the new
    "A Warriors Perspective Podcast"

    You will find this episode very informative and insightful especially if you are in contact with anyone being forced to choose between keeping their career or complying with the rec...

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    Julian Serrano is on a mission to mentor and equip the next generation to be the best in their class through his "Prepared to Fight Fire" mentorship and coaching program.

    On this episode Julian Serrano and Host Chris Ruano discuss the following;
    - Working to be the top of your class... Why and Who cares?
    - What is the "information gap" that new firefighters are missing?
    - Should firefighters perform a "workout" ...

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    Lots of laughter in this fun conversation with Kevin.

    Kevin Welsh is the Co-Host of The Fire You Carry Podcast and on this episode he plays Co-Host on the Prep and defend Show.

    These two discuss Kevin's Recent BMX crash and talk about a variety of topics such as;
    the challenges of fire department staffing, coffee, tobacco, and living the "civilian" life.

    The two also discuss how you can join Kevin and Roo in person at the F...

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    Prep and Defend Show No. 42

    As we approach springtime, before we know it, we find ourselves in the "Pre Season Push".

    Host Chris "Roo" Ruano provides useful New-Yeas info and insight for
    - Physical Preparation
    - Family Preparation and Perspective
    - Training and Education Priorities

    In this episode I mention Zander Fryer's "SYDLIC" book

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