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Type of rescuer trained primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property, and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations

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The Weekly Scrap
Weekly Scrap #153 - Kyle Romagus, Training and Dedication

The Weekly Scrap

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 138:41 Very Popular


Joined by the most dedicated Scrapper of them all, my friend Kyle Romagus. Discussion included his transition to Training Chief and his mindset towards training, & learning. A preview of what he is working on, with the "Ten Engine Company Drills that will set your crew up to Win!" Of course we discussed hose and nozzles... and Kyle then devours and destroys all questions the audience threw his way! 

Coroner Talk™ | Death Investigation Training | Police and Law Enforcement

Suicide deaths account for nearly 46,00 deaths in the United States, about one death every five minutes.  The number per year has continued to grow for the past several years.  Investigators face many challenges in this death, including when to rule a death a suicide and what degree of certainty must be obtained before making that ruling.  More information and statistics can be found on the website at:  coronertalk.com To learn more about the Death Investigation Academy, go to ditacademy.org   

Sidedoor
Sumo Wrestlers vs. Firefighters

Sidedoor

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 24:38


In 19th century Japan, two sumo wrestlers faced down dozens of firefighters in a brawl so epic it inspired a Kabuki play. But the story of what really happened —and who the heroes are— is all a matter of perspective. Underdogs, antiheroes and villains. How do we decide who plays what role? Guests: Kit Brooks, Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art Frank Feltens, Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

RNZ: Checkpoint
Firefighters logging hundreds of hours of overtime

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 3:47


Career firefighters at one of the country's busiest stations say they're clocking hundreds of hours in emergency overtime while struggling with faulty equipment, long hours, and a lack of trauma training.  The Professional Firefighters Union has given notice of one-hour national stoppages at the end of month after failed negotiations with Fire and Emergency New Zealand.  FENZ says the proposed strike is disappointing after a new offer to increase firefighters' pay by 8 to 19 percent in the next two years.  The parties are back in talks today and tomorrow.  Reporter Rayssa Almeida went to Auckland's Central Fire Station to talk to firefighters.

Field Rows
The Gen Z Farmer Firefighter

Field Rows

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 61:10


Trevor Padgett is 19 and started helping us on the farm this year.  He caught on quick and unlike the stereotypical Gen Z'er is a hard worker. Jordan is getting a new truck with a basic lame trim package, all this and more.Shirts and Hatshttp://farmfocused.com/field-rows/www.fieldrows.comUse code fieldrowsfarm to save!http://www.rockroosterfootwear.comUse code field rows to savehttps://www.yankum.comwww.youtube.com/fieldrows'

What’s Your Emergency
Off Duty SFFD Probie, Gun Play, and Puppies

What’s Your Emergency

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 30:10


You read that right, champions, an off duty firefighter was arrested recently in California after shooting someone over a dispute regarding puppies.Not Dalmations, that would be too obvious. As a quick aside, Dalmations were adopted as Firehouse dogs because they were mostly deaf, dumb as rocks and full of energy. They would run ahead of the horse drawn teams and clear the way when responding to an alarm. The horses left but the dogs stayed. Now, back to the shooting...According to KTVU Channel 2 News in San Francisco, Byron Pointer was arrested after shooting at a dog breeder after an exchange went sour. Can we take a moment to appreciate that there are hundreds of dogs in shelters near these folks and that they are a viable option? Thank you.That said, Mr Pointer had apparently expressed interest in purchasing 2 puppies for $5500 but as he arrived at the exchange he took the prominence papers and brandished a firearm. Later, after some confusing driving around between the 2, shots were fired and the breeder was hit twice.While your hosts agree that shooting people over dogs is stupid and that shelter dogs are just as amazing as your fancy pups, a tidbit missing in the story pertains to the off duty Firefighter's possible status: Probationary. While not confirmed, it is a good reminder that when you're on probation they can fire you if you sneeze wrong.This week we discuss:How media can bury the big stuff under a headlineWhy shooting at people on probation probably isn't the best use of your timeHow MC and HM found their dogsWhy you should never reveal your occupation when arrested, unless it is really coolSupport the show

Rich and Daily
Anne Heche's Horrific Accident

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 12:38 Very Popular


Actor Anne Heche is in critical condition in an LA hospital after a fiery crash last week. Anne drove her car through a neighborhood home, setting both her Mini Cooper and the house ablaze. While there are no toxicology results yet, police suspect alcohol may have been a factor. After the horrifying accident, a few of Anne's celebrity friends - and exes - came out and publicly voiced their love and support for Anne, which has triggered some serious backlash. They're being called out for backing someone who put a lot of lives at risk. But is this fair? And should we all save the judgment until we know the facts?Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Chris Howe: Firefighter Challenges Addiction And Trauma Stigma

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 85:00


Chris Howe endured 17 long years of addiction to alcohol and drugs while working as a firefighter. He was different from everyone else in the department. He was smaller, tattooed and spent his time away from the job with alcoholics, addicts and criminals. This double life filled him with self hatred and secrets. He'd been effected deeply by childhood sexual trauma and PTSD on the job and had no place to put it. Instead he was asked everyday to bottle up his feelings and do his job and the only way to cope involved massive amounts of alcohol and drugs to numb it all.Eventually the internal pressure became too much, resulting in 3 suicide attempts in 3 years before finally finding recovery on the morning he wrote his final suicide plan.Today, Chris is 11 years sober, a Captain with the Niagra Falls Fire Department and an addiction recovery speaker. He shares his story in and out of the prison system, leads a Buddhist inspired recovery group and hopes to inspire others through his actions and his new life in recovery.Episode ResourcesAuthentic Adversity Podcast Instagram | @AUTHENTICADVERSITYConnect with ChrisInstagram |  @chrishoweConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website |lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram |@couragetochange_podcastYouTube |The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok |@ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email |podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook |@thecouragetochangepodcast

Vibrant Happy Women
335: Female Firefighters and Emotional Resilience (with Kerry Wisdom-Henbest)

Vibrant Happy Women

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 34:44


Kerry Wisdom-Henbest shares what she has learned about stuffing emotions versus feeling them and how she helps firefighters and first responders process the daily trauma they face. Hear why it is so important for first responders to start learning to process their trauma and her advice for handling trauma and developing emotional resilience.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/335

Built HOW
Mike Bjork - From Retired Firefighter to $100M Real Estate Business in 3 Years

Built HOW

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 24:12


Retired firefighter Mike Bjork was a stay-at-home dad that was bored and wanted something to do. He wanted the flexibility to spend time with his wife and kids and make some extra cash. So, he signed up to be an Uber driver and his real estate courses on the same day. 3 years later he's running a Real Trends Top 100 Team and never completed one Uber ride. ---------- Visit www.buithow.com to sign up for our next live or virtual event.   Part of the Win Make Give Podcast Network

First News on News Radio 1290 WNBF
August 8 -- Victims Of Fatal Northeast Pennsylvania Fire Related To Responding Firefighter

First News on News Radio 1290 WNBF

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 111:57


Wake up to the sounds of James Kelly and Kathy Whyte bringing you the most important news from around the Southern Tier!

The Jayme & Grayson Podcast
Severely obese people are being rescued by firefighters more than ever - HR3

The Jayme & Grayson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:18


Fred + Angi’s Feels Good News
Fire Fighters Rescue Birthday and Free Arby's For Loyal Customer

Fred + Angi’s Feels Good News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 4:03


Create Your Own Light
Become Your Own Medicine

Create Your Own Light

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 43:41


In this episode I discuss taking control of your own happiness through your daily thoughts by taking time out of your day to reflect on positive memories from your life's journey. I also discuss the concept of paying rent for our lifetime of memories and assisting our law enforcement officers. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social mediafacebook.com/yourwelder  and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travishowze/Website: www.travishowze.com

The Firefighters Podcast
Athlete round up from The British Firefighter Challenge 2022

The Firefighters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:15


A round up with some of the athletes from this years British Firefighter ChallengeListen in as I talk withCailin-Jo TylerAmy LynexGary ChamberlainRyan CookJames McCallChrissy DownerChris SellickKai WeaverThe British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event which pushes firefighters to their limits, provides a day of entertainment for spectators, and raises funds for the Firefighters Charity.The 2022 competition was be held in Hull City Centre on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of July 2022 with the host service Humberside Fire & Rescue ServiceSee the action on Youtube - Link's belowDay 1 BFC 2022Day 2 BFC 2022Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramGet notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HERE

Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love | Build a Career of Success, Satisfaction and Freedom

Jonathan Salmond offers two decades of success in a series of high-level roles as an Inspirational Speaker and as a Fire Captain. His expertise and broad business range have powered a history of developing successful process improvements that drive productivity, reliability, and client satisfaction. Upon beginning his career as an Inspirational Speaker, Jonathan has the innate ability to inspire people to do their best with their most valuable asset: action.

Tactical Living
E522 Do You Know How Much a Firing Pin Weighs?

Tactical Living

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 10:59


If you aren't familiar with how a gun operates...   There is a small pin inside of firearms that is used to strike the cartridge in order to cause it to fire.    The mechanics of a gun are so neat!   While the firing pin is super small...and the weight of it is seemingly nothing...   It has the potential to weigh even more.    In a recent post shared by one of our Facebook Group members, the following was posted:    "A DI asked his recruits how much they think the firing pin in their weapon weighs.   Answers ranged from grams to ounces.   Then DI instructed a recruit to hold out the firing pin as long as he could. After a minute the weight of the pin started to become uncomfortable. After 5 minutes, he had an ache in his arm and started to wonder how long he can go on like this. After a half hour his arm was shaking and began to feel numb and paralyzed. As time went on, the weight didn't change, yet it still became harder and harder to hold.   The drill instructor says to the class, “The stresses and worries in this life are like that firing pin. Think about them for a minute and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything. You start to wonder how much longer you can go on like this.”   (Time to deflect with humor). This Drill Instructor was definitely not a Marine Corps DI !! Must have been Air Force or Navy.   (Time to be serious again)Remember to put the firing pin down. Talk to your battle buddies when you need to and don't hold everything inside. The weight of our jobs and life can and may become overwhelming. Please look out for your battle buddies, shift mates, response area partners, zone partners, bunk mates, etc."   Wow!    Tune in as Coach Ashlie Walton and Detective Walton dive deeper into this...   And pull out ways that we can all apply the lessons here into our own lives.      Here is the Oura Ring mentioned on the show.    ⩥ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ⩤ https://bi3xbvVont.ly/   CLICK HERE for our best-selling products: https://amzn.to/3xaG3xw and https://rdbl.co/3DIQVUC   CLICK HERE to join our free Police, Fire, Military and Families Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/38w2e7r   Check out our website and learn more about how you can work with LEO Warriors by going to: https://www.leowarriors.com/   Like what you hear? We are honored. Drop a review and subscribe to our show.    The Tactical Living Podcast is owned by LEO Warriors, LLC. None of the content presented may be copied, repurposed or used without the owner's prior consent.   For PR, speaking requests and other networking opportunities, contact LEO Warriors:   EMAIL: ashliewalton555@gmail.com.   ADDRESS: P.O. Box 400115 Hesperia, Ca. 92340   ASHLIE'S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/police.fire.lawenforcement   ➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤ This episode is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something by clicking on one of our links, we'll receive a small commission.

The Firefighters Podcast
#154 Roy Wilsher - HMI and his career in UKFRS

The Firefighters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 83:13


Roy Wilsher OBE QFSM is head of HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services.Roy began his career in the Fire Service in 1981, in North London before rising through several positions from Senior Divisional Fire Safety Officer, lead for the restructure of London Fire Brigade, Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety in London, deputy chief and then chief for Hertfordshire & was also Chief Executive for Hertfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.Roy was appointed as the first Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council before taking on his current role as well as being a member of the Expert Panel and advising the government following the Grenfell tragedy. Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramGet notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HERE

RNZ: The Detail
Firefighters' smouldering anger erupts

RNZ: The Detail

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 22:02


A dispute over pay has morphed into much more as our professional firefighters face long hours, stretched staff resources and failing equipment. 

Project Tribute Foundation
Jared and Kathryn Beseth Part 2

Project Tribute Foundation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 35:03


Trying out a new format of shorter interview clips. Let us know what you think. This week our guest is Kathryn Beseth. Kathryn served as a Paramedic and as a Firefighter. In this episode Kathryn shares her struggles with suicide as a first responder.Be sure to subscribe to our channel or check us out at www.projecttribute.comSupport the show

Montana Public Radio News
Firefighters make progress on Matt Staff, Elmo fires

Montana Public Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 1:28


The Matt Staff Fire burning east of Helena has burned over 1,500 acres and is still active but suppressed, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff.

The Hotshot Wake Up
Weekly Wildfire Update: Region 6 Pops, R1 Rips. Are Environmentalists Making Wildfires Worse? The Environment Research Center Says Yes. New Clunky Respirators for Wildland Firefighters, Plus More.

The Hotshot Wake Up

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 60:25 Very Popular


On This Week's Weekly Wildfire Update: Region 6 Pops, R1 Rips, and Texas burns. Also British Columbia fires and the McKinney in Nor Cal. Are Environmentalists Making Wildfires Worse? The Environment Research Center in Bozeman Montana says yes. Litigation, delays, and confusion is roadblocking projects and prescribed burns. New Clunky Respirators for Wildland Firefighters. What do they look how, how do they work, and will they be mandatory? Airbus says they have created a new Tanker for wildland fires. Drones being ordered to California fires. Plus More. THE HOTSHOT WAKE UP - Thank you to all of our subscribers. It allows us to generously donate to firefighter charities and supports all the content we provide. https://thehotshotwakeup.substack.com/

fireengineering
Networking for Success: Billy Hegedus

fireengineering

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 48:00


Host Dave McGlynn speaks with guest Billy Hegedus, a Firefighter on Ladder 7 with the FDNY and member of The Bravest Strongman Club. They will be discussing the importance of both physical and mental toughness and why those should be incorporated into your life and your fire training programs. Sponsored by MagneGrip: https://www.magnegrip.com/

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Wattie Watson: Professional Firefighter Union spokesperson says FENZ will have contingency plans during strike

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 4:33


There will be some firefighters on deck to dampen flames when union members strike later this month. All members of the Professional Firefighters Union will walk off the job for an hour on August 19, and again the following week.  They want improved working conditions, better maintenance of equipment and higher wages. Professional Firefighter Union's Wattie Watson told Heather du Plessis-Allan FENZ has contingency plans in place. “So there'll be very few of the career firefighters to be available. There will be commanders because they're not generally part of our agreement, and of course, there's volunteers.” LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

AP Audio Stories
Firefighter: As many as 10 feared dead in house fire

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 0:46


AP correspondent Mike Gracia reports on House-Fire-Pennsylvania.

fireengineering
The Command Post: Alan Brunacini

fireengineering

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 180:00


In this encore episode, hosts Rick Lasky and John Salka speak with the  late Chief Alan Brunacini. This episode originally ran in January 2012.

The Firefighters Podcast
Lee Sims & The British Firefighter Challenge 2022

The Firefighters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 12:36


The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event which pushes firefighters to their limits, provides a day of entertainment for spectators, and raises funds for the Firefighters Charity.The 2022 competition was be held in Hull City Centre on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of July 2022 with the host service Humberside Fire & Rescue ServiceSee the action on Youtube - Link's belowDay 1 BFC 2022Day 2 BFC 2022Listen to every episode & Debrief ever made, get full access to discounts, insider info & support the ongoing work of the podcast by clicking HEREA big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.William Wood WatchesHAIX FootwearRosenbauerDuty Crew CoffeePlease subscribe to the podcast on YoutubeEnter our monthly giveaways on the following platformsFacebookInstagramGet notified of each Podcast episode as soon as they come out by clicking HERE

RNZ: Morning Report
Firefighters set to strike for an hour

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 3:35


Firefighters are set to strike in two-weeks time, after the Union rejected the latest pay offer from Fire and Emergency. The one-hour strike will take place between 11am and 12pm on 19 August, and again on the 26 August. The Secretary of the Professional Firefighters Union Wattie Watson says it's an unprecedented step, but it reflects the gravity of the situation. She says firefighters want safer systems of work, improving their safety, health and wellbeing. Watson spoke to Corin Dann.

Earth Wise
Alaskan Wildfires | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 2:00


Alaska is on a pace for a record fire season this year.  As of mid-July, more than 2.7 million acres had burned, which is more than 10 times the total area burned in all of 2021. Alaskan fires have been spurred on by warm temperatures, a diminished snowpack, and an unusually large number of lightning […]

Arrest All Mimics: The Creative Innovation Podcast
Creative fire: A conversation with a firefighter about crisis psychology and responsive creativity

Arrest All Mimics: The Creative Innovation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 53:16


I'm joined by firefighter Joe Brady to discuss the creative thinking required to succeed in a job action-packed with intensity, unpredictability and high emotions. While not traditionally considered a creative profession, there are many wonderful takeaways and stories that will make you laugh, cry and shudder. https://illustrationx.com https://bentallon.com https://twitter.com/bentallon https://instagram.com/bentallon https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/firefighter

The Professional Brotherhood™
120 - Are You Really There For Your Brothers?

The Professional Brotherhood™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 52:07


On today's episode Kara and Brian discuss the "brotherhood".  Are we paying attention to our team? Do we recognize when a brother or sister is going through a tough time? Are we checking in on them? Are we truly behaving like a brother or are we just tossing that word around like it doesn't mean anything? About our hosts:Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator.On social @st.florianfitness

News & Features | NET Radio
Great Progress Made in Carter Canyon Firefighting Effort

News & Features | NET Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 0:54


Firefighters have made great progress in containing the Carter Canyon fire that began from a Saturday evening lightning strike. Public information officer Benjamin Bohall said the effort will soon be turned over to the Gering Fire Department

fireengineering
Building Better Trainings

fireengineering

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 60:00


In this Humpday Hangout, Brian Zaitz and other members of the ISFSI continue the conversation on company-level training and building better trainings. https://www.isfsi.org/

Fire Protection Podcast
Sustainable Fire Suppression with Peter Hallinan

Fire Protection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 48:55


0:41 -   Peter's Introduction2:56 -   SSi Background4:52 -   Greensol & Clean Agent Protection9:20 -   SNAP (Significant New Alternative Policy) / Eco-Friendly11:05 -  What is FirePASS?16:47 -  Secondary Systems?17:44 -  Room Integrity & FirePASS23:30 - SSi Battery Solution & Lithium-Ion Fires26:50 - Peter's Experience as an Executive Director of the CFAA29:20 - Importance of Standardized Documentation 33:43 - Peter's Perspective as a Firefighter & Industry Professional37:22 - Technology Adoption in the Industry40:15 - Quick Response Round43:34 - Final Thoughts

KVMR News
The Morning Update - A Tax To Reduce Fire Fuel And A BBQ To Support Firefighters

KVMR News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 7:00


The Weekly Scrap
Weekly Scrap #152 - Ric Jorge, Impact This!

The Weekly Scrap

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 122:37 Very Popular


Joined by one of my favorite people on this planet, Ric Jorge himself, we talk about decision making under stress, and how to best prepare ourselves to do so. The impact of the job and how we function. the importance of sleep, and how so many cope without it. If you are interested in mental toughness, look no further than this episode.  The audience was phenomenal, and the guest was even more so!

The Graveyard Shift w/ Mr. Davis
I'm a Firefighter... I've Seen Some UNEXPLAINABLE Things... - NoSleep Stories w/ Rain & Thunder Sounds

The Graveyard Shift w/ Mr. Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 42:11


Enjoy. :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/themisterdavis/message

Passive Wealth Strategies for Busy Professionals
Retiring Early with Real Estate, a True Story! with Veronica & Will Pritchett

Passive Wealth Strategies for Busy Professionals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 36:57


Will and Veronica Pritchett are truly a power couple! He is a Firefighter, and Veronica quit her job as the assistant principal of a high-school to work full-time on their real estate business! They started with a simple rental, and are now avid users of the BRRRR strategy (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat). They have gotten so good at this that they have private lenders lined up to invest with them. This allows them to purchase the property with ZERO money out of their own pocket!   [00:01 – 05:39] Opening Segment Retirement through real estate investing with the firefighter-educator couple, Will and Veronica Pritchett Financial freedom is possible even if you're not from extreme wealth Will talks about their experience using BRRRR Strategy   [05:40 – 15:07] Building Business towards Financial Freedom Will shares about their experience in creating first partnerships with lenders Veronica talks about their roles in their business Success is earned through a team approach The difficulties of being a woman in a man-dominated field   [15:08  – 29:01] Strategies to Keep Your Business Growing Always have multiple exit strategies Business takes risks and sacrifices Personal and Business goal settings Constantly Moving and Adjusting goals   [29:02 – 36:58] Closing Segment Quick break for our sponsors The first step to growing your wealth is tracking your wealth, income spending and everything else about your finances, you can start tracking your wealth for free and get six free months of wealth advisor.  Learn more about Personal Capital at escapingwallstreet.com What is the best investment you've ever made other than your education? Prioritizing travel as a family Network building and network maintenance Will and Veronica's worst investments Locking up too much money for long, long term Selling properties outside the 10:31 exchange What is the most important lesson you've learned in business and investing? “Remain patient and consistent” “Understand the reason why you're doing this.”   Connect with Will and Veronica Pritchett through homeagainessay.com and Instagram.   Invest passively in multiple commercial real estate assets such as apartments, self storage, medical facilities, hotels and more through https://www.passivewealthstrategy.com/crowdstreet/ Participate directly in real estate investment loans on a fractional basis. Go to www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ and get ready to invest on your own terms. Join our Passive Investor Club for access to passive commercial real estate investment opportunities. LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes                     Resources Mentioned The 4 Disciplines of Execution   Tweetable Quotes: “It does feel slow starting out, one rental is probably not gonna get you there. But start with the first one, learn what you can, continue to educate yourself.” – Will Pritchett                                  “I think you have to have a plan. You've got to readjust as things happen.” – Will Pritchett           “I think the biggest lesson was to be really patient and consistent” – Veronica Pritchett  

Roofing Success
110: From Full Time Firefighter To Full Time Roofing Contractor with Mark Latham

Roofing Success

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 58:02


Mark Latham founded Firehouse Roofing in 1997. Firehouse was established in Mark's hometown Rockwall, TX and continues to serve all of DFW. With local, community roots dating back over 30 years, Mark and the Firehouse Roofing team know the importance of community. Mark, served as a fireman for over 15 years while operating Firehouse Roofing. Now, Mark's singular focus outside of his duty as a husband & father is owning and operating Firehouse Roofing. Mark wanted to find the most impactful way to continue to serve his community and his brotherhood of Firemen — this desire gave birth to the initiative “Our Roofs Save Lives”. On this episode we talk about transitioning from full-time firefighter to a successful full-time roofing contractor. Links: https://firehouseroofing.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/4520227/ https://www.instagram.com/firehouseroofing/ https://www.facebook.com/FireHouseRoofing/ Check out the Pitch Pro Movement: https://www.pitchpromovement.com/jim Give us your feedback! https://ask.roofermarketers.com For Tips, Strategies, and Free Downloads visit our website and join the Roofing Success Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/1940365569408073/ https://roofermarketers.com The Roofing Success Podcast Text Jim @ (612) 512-1812 – Say Hi! I would love to hear your feedback, pros & cons! Please leave us a review!

Daily News Brief by TRT World

*) US kills top Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri President Joe Biden has announced that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. The president said in an evening address from the White House that US intelligence officials tracked Zawahiri to a home in downtown Kabul where he had been hiding out with his family. Zawahiri and the better-known Osama bin Laden had together plotted the 9/11 attacks. Biden said his death delivered justice and hopefully “one more measure of closure” to families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. *) Russia uses Ukraine's nuclear plant as 'shield' – US The US has said Russia is using Ukraine's biggest nuclear power plant as a "nuclear shield" by stationing troops there, preventing Ukrainian forces from returning fire and risking a terrible nuclear accident. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that "of course the Ukrainians cannot fire back lest there be a terrible accident involving the nuclear plant". He spoke after nuclear non-proliferation talks at the UN in New York on Monday. The US also announced a new tranche of weapons for Ukraine's forces fighting Russia, including ammunition for rocket launchers and artillery guns. *) ​​UN chief warns of 'nuclear annihilation' UN head Antonio Guterres has warned that a misunderstanding could spark nuclear destruction. The statement came after the United States, Britain and France urged Russia to stop "its dangerous nuclear rhetoric and behaviour". Guterres warned that the world faced "a nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War". *) US Pelosi's 'provocative' Taiwan visit to undermine ties – China US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan will undermine relations between China and the US, China's UN ambassador has said. Pelosi is set to visit Taiwan today, three sources said after the US said it would not be intimidated by Chinese warnings to “never sit idly by" if she made it there. Zhang Jun told a news conference on Monday that "such a visit is apparently very much dangerous, very much provocative". *) California: Largest blaze of the year claims lives as thousands evacuate California's largest wildfire this year has claimed two lives after exploding in size over the weekend and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Firefighters in the state's north battled to gain control of the McKinney Fire on Monday. Whipped up by strong winds and lightning storms, the fire ripped through the state's dry terrain on Sunday.

B Shifter
Rescue Radio Traffic Part 2

B Shifter

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 35:35


RESCUE! We go to Deerfield Township, OH and Olathe, KS  for physical rescues of two different entrapped occupants. We break down the radio traffic and talk about the components of Blue Card.  One of the rescues makes Nick take pause while we talk about command function #1, deployment. This episode is co-hosted by Nick Brunacini, Josh Blum and John Vance.Sign up for the next Mayday Management Workshops, Division Operation Workshop, Big Box Workshop or a Blue Card Train the Trainer  here. Shop B Shifter here. Thank you for listening, please subscribe! 

Signal 50 Podcast
Episode 97 - Pyromaniacs Start Wildfires - Not Climate Change; Buying Back Your 2A Rights in Blue States; It's Primary Day, GET OUT and VOTE!

Signal 50 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 56:44


Episode 97 - Pyromaniacs Start Wildfires - Not Climate Change; Buying Back Your 2A Rights in Blue States; It's Primary Day, GET OUT and VOTE!   Quick Hits Hattip to GETTR follower of Bravo, @KarolannRyan for posting this great story about a Marine serving being able to get back home to attend sister's wedding. https://allabouthealthandfitness.cn.com/video-the-bride-was-waiting-for-the-wedding-to-start-and-what-she-saw-made-her-cry/   Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri's death in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is raising questions about whether the country is being used as a base of operations for the terrorist group.    From   Three North Carolina deputies were shot Monday morning as they attempted to deliver paperwork, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said.   From   New Mexico firefighter killed in helicopter crash honored by community: 'His compassion was just unmatched' From Biden announces White House monkeypox response team with 3 states declaring emergencies From   Simple Duck Duck Go Inquiry results in HuffPost /AP Hit piece on MAGA Candidates: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/2022-midterms-primaries_n_62e8be5ce4b0d0ea9b7a3b89 Above link was taken down and a rewrite can be found here:   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/4-things-to-watch-missouri-arizona-michigan-primaries_n_62e9186be4b09d14dc46810d   Block A French Wildfires blamed first on Global Climate Change actually caused by Firefighter seeking Glory  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/29/firefighter-chasing-adrenaline-hit-started-french-wildfires-say-prosecutors       GETTR: Follow Bravo Golf 592 below: https://gettr.com/user/bravogolf592   GETTR: Follow Alpha Sierra 288 below: https://gettr.com/user/alphasierra288   Parler Link to Signal50 Page: https://parler.com/#/user/Signal50podcast   Message Us on Telegram: https://t.me/Signal50podcast   Join our Telegram Group Channel: https://t.me/joinchat/HjXf6ZPLfWl9REdi   Watch us on RUMBLE: https://rumble.com/c/Signal50Podcast   Apple Podcast: Audio Only  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/signal-50-podcast/id1533557486     Google Podcast: Audio Only https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NpZ25hbDUwcG9kY2FzdC9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D     Podbean: Audio Only https://signal50podcast.podbean.com     Spotify: Audio Only https://open.spotify.com/show/6uO9fsmbEbhwfKaNYYAFYR   Signal 50 on the web:  www.signal50.com   Email Alpha Sierra 288 and Bravo Golf 592 with your comments: Sig50podcast@protonmail.com  

The Anchor Point Podcast
Wildland Firefighter Personal Finance, Windfall Events, and Not Making Dumb Decisions - With John Cullen

The Anchor Point Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 99:10


Its not easy to NOT make that rash decision to go out and blow your hard earned back pay, and future pay supplements, on that new "overland rig", 6 bottles of high grade bourbon, a new rifle, optic, and god knows whatever vice you have...And yea... Before you ask, I know its hard... 'Cause I've been there - And also, this pay supplement may not be permanent...So, if you didn't blow all of your money already, listen in to this episode - It may save your ass (from a financial standpoint) in the future. John and I talk about a wide variety of subjects in this episode including: TSP, 401k's, investments, the long game of being able to retire, emergency funds, and much more...John is a financial advisor who served in the United States Military. He is also an avid rugby player, former medic, and D1 rugby trainer. John specializes in working with first responders and veterans. Being a service member himself, he knows that it is a grossly unserviced sector of society, and he's made it a personal mission to help those who have chosen to help others.To find out more about John, or to contact him about financial advice - Check out the following links:LinkedIn: John CullenInstagram: "Johnny Utah"Email: John.cullen@nm.comHope this episode helps guide you in the right direction - And don't decide to "YOLO" your life savings on GME, SPY, or Crypto!!!You know the drill...Stay safe, stay savage...Enjoy!..........................Updates!We launched a Patreon!!! If you guys would like to support us, head over to our Patreon Page!https://www.patreon.com/theanchorpointpodcast..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comNot sponsors of The Anchor Point Podcast, but great organizations:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.orgThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.org

One Trick Toni
Firefighters in ya bedroom

One Trick Toni

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 25:12


Firefighters in your bedroom, oh my! Plus RYAN THE CANCELLOR!!!!! Love ya! Toni xxx Check out our Patreon at patreon.com/ToniandRyan, and make sure you join our Facebook Group!  Find #ToniAndRyan on Instagram @tonilodge and @ryan.jon OR on TikTok @toni.lodge and @ryanjondunn

!Please Remain Calm!
How To Run An MCI

!Please Remain Calm!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 52:28


We break down Mass Casualty Incidents, what comprises one, how they look, & how to run one perfectly. We talk about how chaotic these incidents can be & why its so important to establish the MCI quickly and correctly, with a clear chain of command. We break down a recent MCI (bus crash) that we both worked on together, and the unique circumstances surrounding that MCI. We show you why although every MCI is really kind of weird and different, the job is always the same & must be done in the same order, for good reason. We talk about mutual aid, too many chiefs, too many jurisdictions, traffic, the news, and all of the other things that can go sideways. You also get perspective on how these incidents are run in a huge metro area like LA. Danny also breaks down some of the aftermath of a recent 4th of July drowning save.

Create Your Own Light
The Trauma Trophy

Create Your Own Light

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 44:50


In this episode I discuss those who hoist the trauma trophy for recognition. I also get into finding the treasure in our ignorance's. I expand a little more on the healing properties of freedom. Enjoy!  Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social mediafacebook.com/yourwelder  and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travishowze/Website: www.travishowze.com

SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送
Firefighters working in local communities to prevent more residential fires - 火の元にご用心!この冬は住宅火災の死者が増加傾向

SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 8:09


We're only two thirds of the way through winter, but firefighters say this season is shaping up to be a bad one for home fires. With at least 30 known deaths in residential fires already this year, firefighters are getting work in their local communities in a desperate bid to prevent more. - 冬を越すまでまだ残り3分の1がありますが、消防士たちによりますと、今シーズンは住宅火災にとって悪いものになりつつあるということです。今年すでに少なくとも30人が住宅火災で死亡したことが明らかになっており、消防士たちはそれぞれのコミュニティーでこの数が増えるのを防ぐため、必死の努力をしています。

The Weekly Scrap
Weekly Scrap #151 - Frank Viscuso, Flashpoint

The Weekly Scrap

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 116:13 Very Popular


Frank Viscuso came on the Scrap to talk about his new book "Flashpoint: Ignite your team and forge a winning culture" It was an exciting episode, and I was not prepared for the rabbit holes we will disappeared down.  So much knowledge from one of the absolute best!

The Professional Brotherhood™
119 - WRCR Rockland County, “Who Wants to be a Volunteer?"

The Professional Brotherhood™

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 47:59


On Friday, July 29, 2022 I had the opportunity to be a guest on WRCR's “Who Wants to be a Volunteer?”  Thank you Chris Kear and Gordon Wren for having me on the show and thank you for all you do for the fire service. The interview begins at approximately the 25.00 mark. About our hosts:Brian Soller has been an active volunteer for the last 30+ years.  He currently serves as assistant chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department and for the past 17 years has been a New York state fire instructor assigned to Sullivan County, NY.  Soller also served as chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department from 2018 - 2020 and chief of the Monticello Fire Department from 2001-2002.Soller has also been a New York State emergency medical technician for the last 25+ years. He speaks extensively on the promotion of professionalism in the volunteer fire service through his podcast and YouTube channel. Follow us on social @professional.brotherhood @chiefsollerOn the web at professionalbrotherhood.comSend future episode suggestions or comments on past episodes to professionalvff@gmail.com.Interested in being a guest on the show?  Please email professionalvff@gmail.com.Kara Judd, is a six year member of the Cazenovia Fire Department where she currently serves as a Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician. Kara is also a certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer as well as an AFAA certified fitness instructor and the owner of Saint Florian Fitness. Her full time career is at the Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, NY where she is a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist and Burn Prevention Outreach Educator.On social @st.florianfitness

Heartland POD
Flyover View: July 29, 2022 - Heartland News & Views

Heartland POD

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 17:27


HEADLINE 1: Manchin and Schumer announce deal for energy and health care bill - CNNSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday announced a deal on an energy and health care bill, representing a breakthrough after more than a year of negotiations that have collapsed time and again.But it will face furious GOP opposition.The agreement contains a number of Democrats' goals. While many details have not been disclosed, the measure would invest $369 billion into energy and climate change programs, with the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, according to a one-page fact sheet. For the first time, Medicare would be empowered to negotiate the prices of certain medications, and it would cap out-of-pocket costs at $2,000 for those enrolled in Medicare drug plans. It would also extend expiring enhanced subsidies for Affordable Care Act coverage for three years.The announcement comes at a crucial time for Congress, as the Senate is a little over a week away from starting a monthlong recess, when many Democrats will campaign for reelection. Manchin's support is notable given his stance earlier this month that he "unequivocally" wouldn't support the climate or tax provisions of the Democratic economic package, which appeared to torpedo any hope Democrats had of passing legislation to fight climate change in the near future. But Schumer and Manchin have been in revived talks since July 18 and locked down a deal Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Manchin had thrown cold water on doing tax and energy provisions as part of the deal, but ultimately agreed to it.The White House has signed off on this deal, Biden said in a statement.The deal still faces multiple hurdles before it can make it to Biden's desk, including the parliamentarian and having to pass both chambers of Congress, where practically any Democrat could sideline or delay passage.In a statement, Schumer's office said the bill would reduce US carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030. Clean energy tax credits would drive the majority of those emission reductions, a Democratic aide said.Tax credits for electric vehicles made it into the new deal, according to two Senate Democratic aides. Electric Vehicle tax credits will continue at their current levels, up to $4,000 for a used electric vehicle and $7,500 for a new EV. However, there will be a lower income threshold for people who can use the tax credits -- a key demand of Manchin's. Manchin had been staunchly opposed to electric vehicle tax credits throughout negotiations.The deal keeps the prescription drug prices changes that Manchin had previously agreed to, including empowering Medicare to negotiate the price of certain costly medications administered in doctors' offices or purchased at the pharmacy. It would also redesign Medicare's Part D drug plans so that seniors and people with disabilities wouldn't pay more than $2,000 a year for medication bought at the pharmacy. And, the deal would require drug companies to pay rebates if they increase their prices in the Medicare and private-insurance markets faster than inflation.Altogether, the drug price provisions would reduce the deficit by $288 billion over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.The agreement also calls for extending the enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies for three years. An earlier deal would have continued the beefed-up subsidies for two years, which meant they would have expired just after the 2024 presidential election -- a scenario that congressional Democrats did not want to encounter.The subsidies were expanded through this year as part of Democrats' $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, which was enacted in March 2021. They have made health care coverage on the Obamacare exchanges more affordable, leading to record enrollment this year.Enrollees pay no more than 8.5% of their income toward coverage, down from nearly 10%. And lower-income policyholders receive subsidies that eliminate their premiums completely. Also, those earning more than 400% of the federal poverty level have become eligible for help for the first time.Extending the enhanced subsidies would cost $64 billion over a decade, according to the CBO.To raise revenue, the bill would impose a 15% minimum tax on corporations, which would raise $313 billion over a decade. While details on the current deal remain scant, the House version of the Build Back Better package would have levied the tax on the corporate profits that large companies report to shareholders, not to the Internal Revenue Service. It would have applied to companies with more than $1 billion in profits and yielded a similar revenue-raising figure.The current deal also aims to close the carried interest loophole, which allows investment managers to treat their compensation as capital gains and pay a 20% long-term capital gains tax rate instead of income tax rates of up to 37%. Eliminating this loophole, which would raise $14 billion over a decade, has been a longtime goal of congressional Democrats.The package also calls for providing more funding to the IRS for tax enforcement, which would raise $124 billion.Democrats say families making less than $400,000 per year would not be affected, in line with a pledge by Biden. Also, there would be no new taxes on small businesses.In total, Democrats say the deal would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion.HEADLINE 2: TRUDY BUSCH VALENTINE, NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME - ADVOCATETrudy Busch Valentine has been in the news a lot lately, largely a push near the primaries from her supporters but not every report lately has bode well for the billionaire candidate. After months of being largely unavailable for comment on the issues beyond simple platitudes she has started answering questions, and it's left many Missouri Democrats asking if we are actually serious about putting her forth in a general.At a recent town hall for the Chesterfield Township Dems TBV was asked questions about campaign finance reform, specifically regarding Citizen's United. Her response? Just tell me again what Citizens United is doing? Forgive me but a candidate for senate better damn well know what Citizens United is and how it affects campaign finance.On July 23rd A bizarre video posted by a St. Louis ward committeewoman shows Busch Valentine struggling with her position on transgender rights, rambling and stumbling over her words.“I respect the dignity of every human person. And transgender, I respect,” Busch Valentine says in the video. “If a man feels that they're a woman and wants to become a woman, I respect that. And I respect it the opposite way too. Those are things that have to be solved amongst families and amongst parents.”She then asserted that doctors should refrain from providing gender-affirming care to children until they're adults, something right-wing pundits and politicians have been asserting.“I only would say, wait until 18, when a person is an adult, to do everything that wouldn't allow going back to being maybe the sex that you were,” she said. “But I totally, totally support transgenders without a doubt and the LGBT community.”To be clear, Gender-affirming care for young people usually consists of puberty blockers and hormone treatment, with most of the effects reversible, contrary to what anti-trans politicians claim. Genital surgery is not performed on minors.And on Monday Trudy Busch Valentine was asked whether she supports a law prohibiting instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation.Specifically referencing Florida, where such teaching is forbidden in grades K-3 and restricted in later grades, and opponents say it has a chilling effect. LGBTQ+ teachers may be afraid to mention their identity or to display pictures of their partners in the classroom because they may be fired or sued by parents. She made a spontaneous reference to critical race theory, a theory about systemic racial injustice taught in law schools, which right-wing politicians wrongly claim is taught in elementary and secondary schools to make white children feel shame. Here is her word salad response in full: “I think there are so many things out there, including critical race theory, that just tries to take away the history of our country and the good things we've done and the bad things we've done,” Busch Valentine said on St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV.Now, nearly all of these statements were adjusted in post by her team, but the damage was done. Is she capable of standing on her own two feet as a senator or is she to be propped up by a team? It sure seems to me she isn't prepared for this job. Personally I'm a Spencer Toder man, you can count this as an official endorsement. I can understand Kunce supporters though. TBV supporters I can't get behind, I've seen nothing to support she can win this thing or do the job once hired.HEADLINE 3: EXPLAINING KANSAS' CONFUSING ABORTION AMENDMENT - VOXNext week in Kansas, abortion rights will face the first test at the polls since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.In 2019, Kansas's Supreme Court ruled that the state's constitution protects the right to an abortion. On Tuesday, voters will be asked to weigh in on a proposed amendment that would explicitly remove that right, opening the way for Kansas's Republican-controlled legislature to further restrict or ban abortion, just as neighboring Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have done.You'd be forgiven if you had trouble making sense of the amendment's text, which would add a paragraph to the state's constitution that says both “Kansas does not require government funding of abortion” and that people, through their elected officials, “may pass laws regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, laws that account for circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or circumstances of necessity to save the life of the mother.”The language could trip up your average voter, said Neal Allen, a political scientist at Wichita State University. “You could read it and think you were voting to eliminate state funding of abortion when there is no state funding to abortion,” he told Vox. “And there is language that refers to exceptions to preserve the health of the mother, and for rape and incest, but there's nothing about the amendment itself that would create those exceptions.”Supporters of the amendment, organizing under the banner of “Value Them Both” — a reference to valuing “women and unborn children” — have been working to convince votersthat a “yes” vote on the amendment would not lead to an abortion ban and would simply allow lawmakers to regulate the procedure.Many of their claims have been dubious at best, and have generated significant confusion. Value Them Both supporters have stressed in their advertisements that the amendment “restores our ability to place basic regulations on the abortion industry.” In fact, abortion remains highly regulated in Kansas. They say the amendment would merely allow lawmakers to impose rules like requiring parental consent, “stopping painful late-term abortions,” and barring public funding of abortion. But Kansas already requires parental consent, already bans public funding of abortion, and already bans abortion after 22 weeks.The language of the amendment is confusing, likely purposefully. So, Let us be clearIf the amendment passes, nothing could stop Republican lawmakers from passing a total or near-total abortion ban, and political experts say the likelihood of such restrictions moving forward in that context is very high.It will be a tight vote. A public poll of the campaign released last week found 47 percent of likely primary voters planned to vote for the amendment, and 43 percent planned to vote against it. But the pollsters also found Democrats were significantly more likely than Republicans to say the abortion amendment “increased the importance of voting in this upcoming election” — suggesting differences in motivation. Past political science research has found a “status quo bias” when it comes to abortion-related ballot measures; voters are more likely to reject measures on Election Day they otherwise tell pollsters they support. These dynamics bode well for advocates who want to keep the state constitution unchanged.For my Kansas listeners, do NOT rest on your laurels here. Vote NO on this amendment.Headline 4: Veterans and their spouses can now teach in Florida with no degree. School leaders say it 'lowers the bar'https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2022/07/21/florida-education-program-military-veterans-teach/10117107002/ https://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/military/ Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law a bill that would give military veterans teaching certificates on a temporary basis in Florida. This ability to apply for temporary certification does not only apply to the veteran, but also their spouses as well. The law was passed with the hope of easing the strain of the 9000 open teaching positions around the state. According to the Florida Department of Education, to apply for the five year temporary certification, the applicant must have the following:Minimum of 48 months of military service with an honorable/medical dischargeMinimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point averagePassing score on a Florida subject area examination for bachelor's level subjectsEmployment in a Florida school district, including charter schoolsMany school leaders have been outspoken in opposition to this move. "There are many people who have gone through many hoops and hurdles to obtain a proper teaching certificate," said Carmen Ward, president of the Alachua County teachers union. "(Educators) are very dismayed that now someone with just a high school education can pass the test and can easily get a five-year temporary certificate." Alachua County school board members expressed their distaste for the new law at a recent workshop where the details were presented.While a subject area test may prove that these applicants may know the content that they are hired to teach, what it does not do is prove that the applicants know the intecencies of lesson planning, instruction, and assessment. These are all things that are taught in college and that teachers leaving a four year degree program are verse in before stepping foot in a class to student teach, let alone teach on their own. While FLDOE says that each person that is given the temporary certification will be put with a mentor, this mentor is another teacher from the building, usually in the same grade level or subject area. Mentor meetings with new teachers are historically quick check-ins where the new teacher can bounce ideas and problems off of the mentor. A mentor will not have the time to teach these skills to the new teacher in the meeting. This will increase the load again on experienced teachers or lead to them handing lesson plans to inexperienced, unprepared “educators” to teach students.There is also a worry around the state that these temporary certifications will be highly concentrated in the more underfunded, underperforming school districts. The worry from school officials is that higher paying, well performing schools will have the ability to attract traditionally certified teachers with experience. This would leave the bulk of the openings to be in the poorer districts, leaving an even more inexperienced staff in these schools.With many other states also facing teacher shortages, the Florida law could become a template for plans that are implemented in other states around the country.LAYOVER: Candidate Bethany Mann. Democratic Candidate for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. LIGHTNING ROUND:LR 1 - Historic flooding in St. Louis - Washington PostTorrential downpours sparked flash flooding in St. Louis and surrounding areas Tuesday, killing at least one person and stranding residents in their cars and homes as the rainfall shattered a record set more than a century ago. The city had received more than 9 inches of rain by the afternoon, the most ever recorded there in a calendar day and about 2 inches more than the record of about 7 inches set in August 1915, when remnants of a hurricane that came ashore in Galveston, Tex., passed through the area. Firefighters had responded to about 70 rescues by late Tuesday morning On behalf of Gov. Mike Parson (R), who was out of the country Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) declared a state of emergency to assist local authorities in handling the disaster. Extreme precipitation events have increased substantially over the past century and are tied to warming from human-caused climate change. The heaviest such events increased by 42 percent in the Midwest between 1901 and 2016, with additional increases expected as the climate continues to warm, according to the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment.LR 2 - The attack on McMorrow backfired - PoliticoIn a fundraising email, Michigan State Sen. Lana Theis of Brighton said colleagues like McMorrow were “outraged” that they couldn't “groom and sexualize kindergartners.” The charge prompted McMorrow to make a spirited speech in the Senate in her own defense — a speech that went viral and made her a political celebrity on the left. The result? Theis' fundraising stunt netted her less than $300 while McMorrow went on to raise more than 1 Million dollars. LR 3 - Kansas City's Zero Fare Transit Program Shows Major Success - Next CityKansas City, Missouri, made national headlines in the fall of 2019 when its city council voted unanimously to become America's first large city to make public transportation free citywide. Now, two and a half years later, anyone living anywhere in the city can ride buses without paying a fare.Recently, A study conducted as part of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City's annual “State of Black Kansas City” report last year asked 1,686 riders for their feedback on what Zero Fare has enabled them to do. The responses show how a Zero Fare policy makes a big difference in these riders' ability to exercise the so-called “right to the city.”Almost 90% of the riders surveyed said they rode the buses more as a result of Zero Fare. About 92% said it allowed them to shop for food more often; 88% said they could see their .healthcare providers more easily or more often; 82% said it allowed them to get or keep a job; and 86% said it made them feel like city leadership is concerned about their needsBesides the increased mobility and financial benefits, nearly 80% of the residents surveyed also said Zero Fare increased their sense of safety on the bus. That points to one of the more counterintuitive benefits of eliminating fares: The buses became safer to ride. The total number of incidents where supervisors were called fell 39% in the first year of full Zero Fare transit, according to a 2021 Zero Fare impact analysis by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the Kansas City area's metropolitan planning organization. Incidents per 100,000 riders fell 17%LR 4 - Justice Department files lawsuit against poultry producers in the US - Fox BusinessThe Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workersThe suit, filed in federal court in Maryland, names Cargill, Sanderson Farms and Wayne Farms, along with a data consulting company known as Webber, Meng, Sahl and Co. and its president.In its lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges the companies have been engaged in a multiyear conspiracy to exchange information about the wages and benefits of workers at poultry processing plants to drive down employee competition in the marketplace. The companies did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.The government contends the data consulting firm helped to share the information about the workers' compensation with the companies and their executives. By carrying out the scheme, officials allege, the companies were able to compete less intensely for workers and reduce the amount of money and benefits they had to offer their employees, suppressing competition for poultry processing workers across the boardThe suit is the latest example of the Justice Department's antitrust enforcement targeting companies the government believes engage in anticompetitive behavior to stifle workers or harm consumers. It also comes as the department continues a broader investigation into labor abuses in the poultry industry.LR 5 - Foot of hail stacks up in parts of Colorado mountain town, snowplows used for removal-OUT THERE COLORADOAs storms pounded parts of Colorado on Wednesday evening, Estes Park got hit hard. Not only did the mountain town, found outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, get a lot of moisture in the form of heavy rain, about a foot of hail also stacked up on some local streets.While the hail that fell appears to be in the form of small pellets based on images and footage from the scene, thus less likely to cause impact damage, the hail can be seen covering roadways and reportedly caused travel concerns. In order to clear the roads, snowplows were called in.monsoonal precipitation continues through and Friday is still supposed to bring even more intense weather to the state, increasing flash flooding concerns around the state, especially in burn scar areas found along the Front Range.LR 6 - Lastly folks, go voteAugust 2nd will be a day for voting across much of the midwest. It is important to get out there and exercise your right to determine who represents you and what ballot measures pass. Be mindful of your polling places, they may have changed. Take time off work if need be, they have to allow it. Now, Get out there and vote!Outro: That's all the time we have this week, thank you for joining us. If you have a story you feel I should look into and possibly highlight on the show, please tweet me throughout the week @KevINMidMo or The Pod's parent account @TheHeartlandPODThis week's episode featured reporting and information from Out there Colorado, Fox Business, Politico, Next City, Washington Post, Usa Today, The Florida Department of Education, CNN, Vox, and The Advocate. https://heartlandpod.com/Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD"Change The Conversation"