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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 … 🔑 Helpful Workout Tips 🏋️‍♀️ Fitness Leadership Experiences 🏃🏻‍♂️ Performance Lifestyle Strategies and Hacks ⛑ Stress Management Principles. --🛡— 🚒— 🚔 — 🚑 —🌲 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. 🤔 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 “Fire-Line” and beyond. . Host Chris "Roo" Ruano 🚒 currently serves on and leads Fire-Service Teams in SoCal 👨🏻‍🚒 over 20 yrs on Wildland and Municipal fire crews and FS Hotshot 🏋️‍♀️ Fitness Leadership Methods and Training Specialist . Co-Host Max Quiroz 🌲 Crew Member on a year round Wildland Fire Crew 🎓 Education in Exercise Science 💪 passion for physical Fitness
62 Episodes
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 BalanceRescources for leading at work and at homeJoin 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.
Join the conversation with Fire Captain Don McLaughlin @firehousedog_avaas he shares about;Firehouse DogsPeer Support and Mental WellnessUS Marine Corps ServiceAdventure RacingLeadershipand moreThe following are the links to support the foundations that train and prepare the 6 peer support dogs that “DonnyMac” mentions in this episode:“Ava” the Firehouse dog@firehousedog_ava“Echo” the Dog@echothefiredog@22tozerodogs“Tiller” and “Ember”@vipdogteams“Milo” and “Jackson”@performancek9training
Summertime Status report. 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.
On this episode, we hear great perspective form Firefighter Rob Perez. As if being a full-time firefighter, husband and father of three,  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 perspective in all areas of life, enjoy episode 058!Rob Perez also serves on Board for the Veteran Funded non-profit Hydro Theory 
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 learning english to fighting fire in a few short years. 
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.
Tori Dow has is on a fascinating journey. At a very young age she is already known for these amazing feats;- Female CrossFit Games Athlete- Welder by Trade- Pursuing a Fire CareerOn 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- The  New Firefighter Workforce and more Fire Career mentorshipYou can Follow Tori Dow in IG
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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Congratulations! You have met the minimum standard; 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.
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@wildlandwellnessfoundation
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 InfoSpecial thanks to @bedroskeulian @raycashcare and @byronovenstone for their mentorship at the @squireprogram Father-Son Event 
HOTSHOT SUPPORT - LEADERSHIP - LEARNINGJoin us on this episode as we hear from US Hotshots Association board membersAll 3 of our guests are former IHC Hotshot Superintendents;Mike Alared - retired Supt of Bear Divide IHCDan Kleinman - retired Supt of Fulton IHCJimmie Rocha - retired Supt of Rio Bravo IHCThe mission of the US Hotshots Association is to support the mission of all Hotshot Wildland Firefighters- Past- Present- and FutureThis episode if full of valuable leadership lessons and insight. You will also learn what the Association is currently working on and how you can be a part of their mission in the future.Please support and share by visiting their website and links:IG: @US_HOTSHOTSUS Hotshots on FacebookWebsite:
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.The 2022 Hotshot Up Volleyball Tournament is held each year in Ventura California.This years HotShot Up Volleyball Tournament will be held on April 9th 2022 at SanBuenaventura State Beach.Follow and Support those affected by Firefighter-Line-of-Duty-Deaths my visiting these links.Donate or Event registration: www.hotshotup.comIG: @Hotshot_Up
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- Recruit Firefighter Training   - Challenges   - SolutionsHere are links to learn more aboutthe training methods Evan recommends.StrongFirst School of StrengthIG: @strongfirstFoundation TrainingIG: @foundationtraining
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 difficulties when its time to make a big change or transition in their career.
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 recent CDC mandates. If you'd like hear more on this topic; listen to the "A Warriors Perspective" podcast.
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" in full gear? You can get top notch New-Firefighter coaching from Julian Serrano by visiting;PreparedToFightFire.comandIG: @preparedtofightfire
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 Fire Up Program.This episode is great motivation to keep you going in the right direction even if life seems to be throwing those curve balls.
Prep and Defend Show No. 42As 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 PrioritiesIn this episode I mention Zander Fryer's "SYDLIC" book@zanderfryer
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