Episode 39 – Jason Ramos Part 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with Jason Ramos on his early firefighting career that included structural, wildland, and helitack experiences. The episode ends with Jason completing the rigorous Smokejumping training. To be continued next week.

Episode 38 – Alexandra Jabr

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live” Jim has a discussion with Death & Grief Educator Alexandra Jabr. Alexandra discusses how we may assist families begin the grieving process while on scene and the disenfranchised grief that we may sometimes have following the incident. More information on Alexandra and Emergency Resilience …

Episode 37 – Keith Tyson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with the Firefigher Cancer Support Networks Vice President of Education Keith Tyson. Keith discusses his personal cancer fight and his journey to spread cancer prevention techniques throughout the nation. Keith can be e-mailed at: KTyson@FCSN.net

Episode 35 – James Geering

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this Episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim flips the script and interviews “Behind The Shield” Podcaster James Geering. James shares his journey from growing up on a farm in England and making his way to the US. James also discusses becoming a FF in the US and the inspiration behind …

Episode 34 – Scott Ross

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this Episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with Captain Scott Ross who is the Peer Coordinator for the Los Angeles County FD. Scott is also an IAFF Peer Support Trainer and has been deployed on a multitude of significant tragedies throughout the country through the IAFF.

Episode 33 – Ben Vernon & Dr. Mark Foreman Part 2

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim continues his discussion with San Diego Firefighter Ben Vernon. This episode brings Dr. Mark Foreman into the recording and explains the role he played assisting Ben with his mental injuries that would allow him to get back to the job and live life …

COVID-19 Bonus Episode

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this Bonus Episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim brings in some former guests for a panel discussion on how First Responders can mentally & physically get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Special Guests include: Ret. Broward County Deputy Chief Todd LeDuc. Todd is now the Chief Strategy Officer for Life Scan …

Episode 32 – Ben Vernon Part 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with San Diego Firefighter Ben Vernon. Ben describes being stabbed while on an EMS run and the physical and mental injuries that resulted. More information from Ben can be found at: http://benvernon.com

Episode 31 – Dane & Alison Fienning

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion regarding behavioral health with FF/PM Dane Fienning and his wife Alison who is a Mental Health Clinician. Dane & Alison have put together a program to help firefighters and their spouses with some of the behavioral issues that come with …

Episode 30 – Dena Ali Part 2

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion regarding Firefighter Health & Wellness that concentrates on fitness, nutrition, wellness exams and healthy sleep habits with Captain Dena Ali.