Responder Resilience

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January 25, 2023

Building Authentic Leadership Through Self Awareness | S3 E4

Bonnie and David speak with Chief Albe Bassett of the New Canaan, CT Fire Department about the importance of self-awareness and self-leadership. An accomplished leader and instructor in the Connecticut fire service community, Chief Bassett talks about core values and the key qualities of authentic leadership.

Leadership And Command

January 18, 2023

Innovative Leadership for a Culture of Wellness | S3 E3

We’re joined by Neil Gang, Chief of the Pinole, California Police Department since 2014, who has served in law enforcement for over 34 years. Neil is the author of the Asher Model 7 Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness, and the host of the 6th Pillar Podcast. His innovative work as a law enforcement leader has been featured in several national Police magazines.

Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement Leadership And Command

January 04, 2023

Leadership Matters: Breaking Down Barriers | S3 E1

Our guest is Jonni Redick, a retired Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol, and a 29-year veteran of one of the largest police agencies in the country.

Stress And Burnout Law Enforcement Leadership And Command Work-Life Balance

December 26, 2022

Lessons from The Line: The Art of Fully Involved Leadership | S2 E51

Our guest is Captain Rommie Duckworth, career fire captain and paramedic/EMS Coordinator for Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department, author, speaker, and educator.  We talk about personal experiences with trauma that demonstrate the importance of getting help, and how officers and department leaders can stay current on available mental health and wellness resources.  Also, we discuss differences between generations of responders and their openness to seek help.

Resilience Tools Leadership And Command

December 14, 2022

Resilience in the Fire Service with Chief Bobby Halton | S2 E50

In this episode, David speaks with Chief Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of FDIC.

Resilience Tools Spirituality Leadership And Command

November 30, 2022

Company Officer: Front Line Leaders For Mental Wellness | S2 E48

The most vital responsibility of company officers is the safety and well-being of the firefighters in their command. Our guest, Battalion Chief Cristian Hinojosa of Dallas Fire-Rescue was recently promoted from Captain, and talks about why he’s passionate about mental health for firefighters.

Peer Support Retirement And Transitioning Leadership And Command Addiction And Recovery

August 10, 2022

Addiction Crisis: Truth, Justice and The Road to Recovery | S2 E32

Michael Van Meter is a well respected Law Enforcement Leader and an Addiction Recovery Expert. In this episode, he talks about the devastating effects of addiction on the public, himself, and his profession. Pulling from personal and professional experience, Michael shares thoughts on this complex, controversial subject.

Law Enforcement Leadership And Command Addiction And Recovery

March 30, 2022

Building Morale Through Positive, Proactive Leadership

On this episode, we’ll be speaking with John Lynch, Town of Wilton, CT Chief of Police & Emergency Management Director, and Nick Paproski, Director Of ALS Operations at Vintech Management Services, about what you can do to become an engaged, proactive leader.

Peer Support Law Enforcement Leadership And Command EMS

January 12, 2022

Support From Superiors - Do They Have Your Back?

In this episode, Dr. Stacy Raymond, Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT and Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.) talk about Institutional Abandonment in emergency services.

Peer Support Mental Health And Therapy Leadership And Command