Episode 57 – Dr. Laura K. Barger

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode features Laura K. Barger, PhD. Laura discusses the lack of sleep for first responders and how that may effect us both physically and mentally. Laura is an associate physiologist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical …

Episode 55 – Rob Serra

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode features retired FDNY FF Rob Serra. Rob’s first day in the street occurred on September 11th, 2001 when he responded to the WTC attack. Rob discusses the immediate and long term health effects associated with being at ground zero, the ridiculous fight for long term health benefits in DC …

Episode 53 – Scott Geiselhart

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSScott was a Volunteer FF in Frazee Minnesota. During his career he saw numerous traumatic runs that gave him extreme flashbacks and nightmares. In this episode Scott discusses how he turned to Alcohol and Meth to try and cope. Scott will also discuss his suicide attempt which lead to his PTSD …

Episode 52 – Jeff Dill

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode features Jeff Dill from the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA). Jeff discusses suicide, PTSI, Substance abuse and other Behavioral Health issues amongst first responder.  FBHA Website: https://www.ffbha.org

Episode 51 – Myrrhanda Jones

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode features Myrrhanda Jones from Advanced Recovery Systems. Myrrhanda is the Community Outreach Director for the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery. Throughout this episode, Myrrhanda will share the ins and outs of what the Center of Excellence can offer IAFF members on their path to …

Episode 50 – Bobby Halton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this Episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim is joined by Chief Bobby Halton who is the Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering and also the Education Director for the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) . Bobby discusses how Health & Wellness has evolved throughout his career in the Fire Service.

Episode 49 – Dr. Kevin Gilmartin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live’, Jim is joined with Dr. Kevin Gilmartin. Kevin is a retired Tucson Police Officer, Clinician, and author of “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement”. Kevin discusses his book, his practice, his career and the current state of affairs. Kevin’s book and website can be found …

Episode 48 – Dr. Jeff Burgess

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim welcomes Dr. Jeff Burgess from the University of Arizona. Dr. Burgess discusses the Firefighter Cancer Cohort Study, Sauna use, and testing for PFAS. More information regarding Dr. Burgess can be found at: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/directory/jeff-burgess