Series: What's Your Emergency

Author Douglas R Brown and A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol

​Move over Charles Dickens, there’s a new Christmas Carol on the block. No, not the Muppet Christmas Carol, even though it is a work of cinematic genius. We’re talking about Douglas Brown’s new collection of short tales . Doug reached out to…

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Automating Wellness with Bridget Truxillo

Bridget Truxillo, pronounced as it looks, not as it sounds, joins the guys today to talk about an interesting angle she has on the wellness trend sweeping (finally) through First Responder Land. At her website Bridget shares tips to get a handle on…

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Who needs a good laugh? (Ask WYE 004 Replay)

Here’s a fun fact about me: MC has taken a trip every year with his dad since he was 12-years-old. As it happens, he’s currently on his 37th annual trip! Consequently and in combination with the relatively heavy subject matter of late, Justin and MC…

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Robyn Mikel, Red HELP, Suicide, and the Stigma of Mental Health

WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of traumatic events involving children and discusses suicide. Listener discretion is advised. Red Help is an organization trying to bring awareness to Firefighter mental health and speak candidly about…

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Filthy Pirate Dan Spencer talks Coffee and life after LEO

On the other end of the microphone this week is owner of , Dan Spencer. In addition to being a veteran, and retired Police Officer, Dan and his family followed their passion and now make some amazing coffee and tea combinations. And in addition they…

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Justin is in the hospital, they think he had a stroke

Catchy title, right? This week the guys sit down to talk about their recent emergency, both from the patient’s (Justin’s) point of view and from the family members and friends learning of the event and what to do next. We discuss: What happened to…

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Rebuilding after complete destruction – Lizz and Jamie Porter

Living in a beautiful mountain mining town in northern California certainly has its perks. The amazing scenery, the history of the little towns and old buildings scattered through the valleys, the old railroad stations…it can be an amazing life….

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Laurent Rich returns to discuss Trauma

If you enjoyed last week’s explicit tag, this week won’t disappoint either! Therapist Lauren Rich returns to talk about trauma. Here’s what you’ll learn:   What trauma is and isn’t and why it’s so hard to tell Common signs we may see in…

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Mental Health for Veterans and First Responders with Lauren Rich

WARNING: This episode contains explicit language and frank discussion of traumatic scenes and events some listeners may find inappropriate. Listener discretion is advised.​ This week, we talk with licensed Psycotherapist Lauren Rich…

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Watch Your Six with Jonathan Parker

We’ve always talked about how important home life is as a first responder. Coming home safe can’t be your only goal and if you solely identify yourself as what you do for a living, it can make home life miserable not just for you but for everyone…

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