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Podcast by New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

Podcast by New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

Location:

United States

Description:

Podcast by New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

Language:

English

Contact:

7324999250


Episodes

Episode 46. Planning to Thrive with Marc Junkerman

6/7/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower talks with Marc Junkerman about his mental health program "Planning to Thrive". Planning to Thrive (P2T) introduces adaptable management concepts intended to assist you in implementing and maintaining a successful culture of first responder wellness. The blueprint is yours. These are just a few "extra tools for your box" to help you with the build. Marc "Junk" Junkerman is an active law enforcement commander in Maryland with nearly three...

Duration:00:40:46

Episode 45. Too Strong for Too Long - Virtual Support Group

5/5/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Dr. Michael Bizzaro, Iris Perlstein, and Lindsay Pliner from Penn Medicine Princeton Behavioral Health to discuss the new virtual support group to launch in early May.

Duration:00:37:09

Episode 44. Mike Barrett - Elizabeth Fire EMS- Off Duty Heroic Life-Saving Actions

4/21/2021
FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower talks with FMBA Local 309 Member Michael Barrett about the heroic off-duty actions he took that saved multiple lives when he noticed a fire in a multi-family dwelling. On the night of February 11th, 2021, Mike was a a red light and noticed a fire had broken out in an apartment building in Elizabeth, NJ. He immediately took action by entering the structure and alerting multiple sleeping occupants that they needed to evacuate. Mike noticed a victim in the building...

Duration:00:26:40

Episode 43. Attack Team Entry Checklist

3/29/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation host, Bill Brower, talks with (ret.) DC Anthony Avillo about the attack line entry checklist. Chief Avillo reviews some of the critical fundamentals that firefighters and fire officers need to follow in order to ensure smooth fire attack operations.

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 42. Legalization of Recreational Marijuana for Public Safety Unions

3/22/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower, talks with NJ FMBA Chief Counsel Craig S. Gumpel and Tom Cushane, from Cushane Law Firm, about the impact of recreational marijuana and collective bargaining for public safety labor unions.

Duration:00:44:21

Episode 42. Legalization of Recreational Marijuana for Public Safety Labor Unions

3/22/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower, talks with NJ FMBA Chief Counsel Craig S. Gumpel and Tom Cushane, from Cushane Law Firm, about the impact of recreational marijuana and collective bargaining for public safety labor unions.

Duration:00:42:43

Episode 41. Dealing with death notifications on scene with Alex Jabr from Emergency Resilience

3/14/2021
In this episode, FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower talks with Alex Jabr from Emergency Resilience about a tough topic, notifying a family on scene that their loved one has died. We can all relate to this and it may just bring some comfort knowing that there are many of us out there that go through the same thing. For more info go to www.emergencyresilience.com

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 40. Self Care in Tough Times with Dr. Beau A. Nelson from FHE Health

11/12/2020
The NJ FMBA has a special relationship with FHE Health, who provides self care and rehabilitation services for NJ FMBA members and their families. FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Dr. Beau A. Nelson, Chief Clinical Officer of FHE, about self-care through tough times. FHE Health has the First Responder program called Shatterproof. Shatterproof at FHE (formerly Florida House Shatterproof) employs evidence-based therapies, innovative medical care, and a comprehensive wellness program....

Duration:00:43:58

Episode 39. Buildings that change the rules of the game with Ret. D/C Anthony Avillo

11/4/2020
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Ret. D/C Anthony Avillo (North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue) about the buildings that change the rules of the game. They discuss the keys to identifying these buildings and why it is important for us as firefighters to study these types of construction and stay sharp in the street.

Duration:00:27:52

Episode 38. Fire Department Coffee and Fire Department Chronicles with Jason Patton

10/29/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Jason Patton of @firedeptcoffee and @firedepartmentchronicles about how he got started in the fire service, how he got involved with Fire Department Coffee, their charitable foundation, and the brains behind the funny Instagram channel Fire Department Chronicles. Jason is a solid dude with a great personality and he enjoys long walks on the beach.

Duration:00:12:45

Episode 37. The Firehouse Kitchen and the Food Culture in the Fire Service with AJ Fusco from @forkandhoseco

10/16/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with AJ Fusco from @forkandhoseco about a staple in all firehouses..... the Firehouse Kitchen. They chat about cooking in the firehouse and why the kitchen is more than just about food and how sometimes it serves as a place of comfort and camaraderie.

Duration:00:21:45

Episode 36. AFLAC NJ FMBA Critical Illness

10/2/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower sits down with Vic Donato and Shaun Stanton from AFLAC to outline an exclusive critical illness benefit made available to the members of the NJ FMBA. For more information please visit: https://www.njfmba.org/aflacenrollment

Duration:00:33:50

Episode 35. What is the coronavirus relief fund?

9/25/2020
FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower talks with Civil Service Commission Liaison Kevin Beyrouty about the CARES ACT and specifically the coronavirus relief fund.

Duration:00:22:48

Episode 34. AFFF Foam Cancer Lawsuit

9/8/2020
FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower talks with Eddie Marcowitz about the ongoing battle with AFFF and cancer. Eddie talks about the exposure issues and how he is working with firefighters to get them the compensation they deserve.

Duration:00:13:08

Episode 33. The World Trade Center Health Program and The James Zadroga Act

7/31/2020
FMBA Nation Host Bill Brower holds a Zoom call with Joe Zadroga, father of James Zadroga, about The James Zadroga Act and with Ed Marcowitz, of The Marcowitz Law firm, and The Zadroga Family Attorney. Joe tells us the story of his son, James Zadroga, who served as an NYPD Detective on 9/11 and tragically passed away as a result of illness caused by The terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center on 9/11. Ed discusses with us how he fought for The Zadroga Family and how he continues to fight...

Duration:00:40:05

Episode 32. President Ed Donnelly - State of the Union - COVID-19 LODD Benefits, Convention, Challenges Post-COVID

7/22/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with NJ FMBA President Ed Donnelly about the recent passing of a legislative bill that provides LODD benefits to the families of firefighters and EMTs that were lost to COVID-19. They talk about the upcoming September Convention and the challenges we will be faced with post-COVID19. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:09:37

Episode 31. Mental health and the Wisemind

6/19/2020
Dr. Michael Bizzaro and Dr. Julie Tropeano talk about the Wisemind and how we can learn to use that as part of our thought process over emotional and rational thinking. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:35:58

Episode 30. COVID-19 and Worker's Compensation

5/8/2020
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things with the way we live, work, and interact with each other. FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Paul Caliendo, Partner at Gil and Chamas Law Firm, to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the worker's compensation process. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:36:17

Episode 29. National Life Group - Living Benefits and COVID-19

4/27/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower had a conversation with National Life Group about the importance of understanding living benefits and how to know how much life insurance one should carry. The conversation was educational and informative and we thought it was worth sharing with the entire membership. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:28:25

Episode 28. NJ FMBA Clinical Support Team - COVID 19 and Dealing with Stress

4/13/2020
FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Dr. Michael Bizzarro and Dr. Julie Tropeano about dealing with the stressors created by the new world we live in with the COVID-19 Pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app