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Above The Standard

Above the Standard, Barbell Battalion
24 episodes
Podcast by Barbell Battalion

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#024 - Chronicles & Coffee - Jason Patton

On this episode we talk with Firefighter Paramedic Jason Patton. Jason resides in South Florida and is best known for his satire social media videos through his channel Fire Department Chronicles. Jason also is Vice President of Fire Department Coffee just outside of Chicago. On this episode we tal…

#023 - Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan

#023 - Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan by Barbell Battalion

#022 - Engine Company Resurrection - Capt. Kyle Romagus

We talk with East Montgomery (TX) Captain Kyle Romagus. Capt Romagus is now the keeper of Smoothbore Cartel and the curator of Engine Company Resurrection. Today we talk about flows, nozzle selection, the fog vs Smoothbore argument and more. You can check out Smoothbore Cartel below: https://smoo…

#021 - Transverse Plane - Pat McNamara

On this episode of Above the Standard, we talk with veteran green Beret and all around badass Pat McNamara. Pat spent over 25 years in the military and has since gone on to teach tactical level training to individuals, businesses and soldiers. Pat is a dialed in human-being when it comes to nutriti…

#020 - Content Creation - Brent Fenton

On this episode of the podcast we talk with Brent Fenton. Brent is the mastermind behind the mustachioed firefighter buff. We talk with Brent about his fire service career, his genesis into the fire service and what started his now infamous persona.

#019 - Mayday Mythbusting - Lt. Michael Snodgrass

On this episode of Above the Standard, we talk with Lt. Michael Snodgrass. Michael is a 27 year member of the Greshman (OR) Fire Department and owner of FireXTalk. Michael orated one of the best, most humbling assessments on RIT and Maydays. The speech entitled "1,000" Maydays describes honest data…

#018 - Lessons from Las Vegas - Dr. Kevin Menes

Episode #018 - Dr. Kevin Menes Kevin was on duty during the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that injured over 400 people. Dr. Menes was the attending physician at the closest trauma center to the scene. Dr. Kevin shares his experience from that night and how his previous education and training prepared hi…

#017 - FDIC - Chief Bobby Halton

#017 - FDIC - Chief Bobby Halton by Barbell Battalion

#016 - Impacts on the Spine - Dr. Anthony Chiodo

Episode #016 - Anthony Chiodo Today we talk with Dr. Anthony Chiodo from the University of Michigan. Dr. Chiodo is a professor and physical medicine physician. He serves as the Associate Chair for the clinical Affairs for the Department of Physical Medicine. Dr. Chiodo is also the co-director for …

#015 - Truck Work from the Senior Man - Mike Perrone

On this episode we talk with FDNY Senior Man Mike Perrone. Mike spent over 30 years with the FDNY with majority of that time on Ladder 175 in Brooklyn. Mike's career took him from learning the craft at Engine 236 before transferring over to the truck. During Mike's career he noticed there was a d…

#14 - “Tools for Firemen" - Mitch Huner

On this episode we talk with Mitch Huner; a Chicago Truckie and owner of Fire Maul Tools. We discuss his career in the Windy City and also the development of the Fire Maul and the long awaited TSR Halligan. Mitch examined our tools of the trade and then engineered them for firefighter application. …

#013 - Firemanship - Brian Bastinelli

On this episode we talk with Battalion Chief Brian Bastinelli with the Harrisburg (PA) Fire Department. Brian has mission driven focus on perfecting the craft of firemanship. He sets a high standard and implores many techniques to develop himself and those around him. He also heads up the Art of Fi…

#012 - The Kitchen - AJ Fusco

#12 - The Kitchen - AJ Fusco Today we talk with career fireman and professionally trained culinary professional, AJ Fusco. AJ, who also manages the ever popular Fork & Hose Company on Facebook and Instagram, talks with us about the firehouse kitchen. Its importance to the culture of the job but al…

#011 - The Truck - Capt Nick Esposito

#011 - The Truck - Capt Nick Esposito Nick is a Captain with Bridgeport (CT) Fire Department assigned to their rescue. Nick spent many years on the truck and teaches around the country. He drills on, among other topics, utilizing ground ladders and becoming a more offensive aerial operator. Nick …

#010 - Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson is a firefighter in the City of Philadelphia and he's the owner of Anderson Rescue Solutions. Through his experience as a firefighter he's developed some game changing product for the fire service. No gimmicks or gotcha gadgets but simple tools to aid in rescue operations.

#009 - Dave Fornell

Detroit Fire Department's Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell spent some time talking about the one thing that makes us firefighters....flowing water and putting out fires. Dave has had a storied career and he's the author of the fire service bible, Fire Stream Management Handbook.

#008 - Sleep Health - Dr. W. Christopher Winter

Episode #008 we talk with Sleep Doctor Dr. W. Christopher Winter on the importance of sleep health. Dr. Winter is a neurologist and author of the Sleep Solution. He's lead studies involving over 40 professional sports teams examining their sleep health as it relates to travel and performance. On …

#007 - Peace & Protestors - Sheriff Chris Swanson

Episode #007 - Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson On this episode we talk with Sheriff Chris Swanson. Sheriff Swanson made international headlines when we engaged protestors with peace and was the first law enforcement leader to walk with protestors. Sheriff Swanson talks about his stance on …

#006 - Emphasis on Training - Dave McGlynn

#006 - Emphasis on Training - Dave McGlynn On this episode we talk with Asst. Chief Dave McGlynn of Letterkenny Army Depot and the former Training Chief of West Point. Dave comes to the fire service with a humble drive to improve himself and those that work alongside him We talk about the import…

#005 - Being a Better Leader - Captain Jarrod Sergi

Episode #005 we talk with Captain Jarrod Sergi of Norfolk (VA) Fire Rescue. Captain Sergi has nearly 20 years with Norvolk and served with US Navy as a damage controlman and rescue swimmer. Jarrod is the author of No Nonsense Leadership: A Realistic Approach for the Company Officer. During the po…

#004 - Leadership & Standards - Captain Todd Edwards

Episode #004 - Capt. Todd Edwards, City of Atlanta Fire Department Today we sit down and talk with Todd Edwards; Todd served the City of Atlanta Fire Department for more than 30 years. He's heavily engaged in training with the city as well as travels the country teaching engine tactics, leadershi…

#003 - The Helmet Shield - Bob Stella

Episode #003 - Bob Stella Bob Stella has been hand painting fire helmet shields for over thirty years. His work is on display everyday by the men and women that are called to the most stressful incidents that shape this country. But started as a side hustle and morphed into his full-time job as h…

#002 - Positivity - Cary Thompson

Cary Thompson is a Lieutenant/Paramedic with the City of Royal Oak (Mich.) Fire Department. Cary has an unwavering dedication to the fire service and improving those who serve it. He's battled cancer multiple times, beaten it, and still continues serve the citizens he swore to protect. During his…

#001 - Nutrition - Maureen Stoecklein

Maureen Stoecklein is a 20 year firefighter/paramedic with Canton Township (Mich.) Fire Department. She is the only Firefighter/Registered Dietitian in the American Fire Service. She's completed the Boston Marathon, an Ironman and also serves as the official dietitian for the New York Mets Baseball…