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Team Ten Eight

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Inspired by the radio code for "in service", Team Ten Eight is Canada's only podcast dedicated to honouring the people who serve and sacrifice to keep us healthy, safe and secure. We launched this project to provide a platform for the incredible people who choose to step up and serve to share their remarkable stories; to offer a medium for you, the listener, to gain a deeper understanding about the person behind the uniform; and, to present a different perspective of the law enforcement, emergency services and military communities than what often dominates the headlines. Go behind the scenes and beyond the badge. Learn what a day in the life looks like for front line health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and military veterans. Understand how these jobs impact them and their families. Honour their service and sacrifice by simply listening.

Inspired by the radio code for "in service", Team Ten Eight is Canada's only podcast dedicated to honouring the people who serve and sacrifice to keep us healthy, safe and secure. We launched this project to provide a platform for the incredible people who choose to step up and serve to share their remarkable stories; to offer a medium for you, the listener, to gain a deeper understanding about the person behind the uniform; and, to present a different perspective of the law enforcement, emergency services and military communities than what often dominates the headlines. Go behind the scenes and beyond the badge. Learn what a day in the life looks like for front line health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and military veterans. Understand how these jobs impact them and their families. Honour their service and sacrifice by simply listening.

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Canada

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Inspired by the radio code for "in service", Team Ten Eight is Canada's only podcast dedicated to honouring the people who serve and sacrifice to keep us healthy, safe and secure. We launched this project to provide a platform for the incredible people who choose to step up and serve to share their remarkable stories; to offer a medium for you, the listener, to gain a deeper understanding about the person behind the uniform; and, to present a different perspective of the law enforcement, emergency services and military communities than what often dominates the headlines. Go behind the scenes and beyond the badge. Learn what a day in the life looks like for front line health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and military veterans. Understand how these jobs impact them and their families. Honour their service and sacrifice by simply listening.

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English


Episodes

Capt. Steve Farina: We Are Our Own Worst Enemies

6/18/2022
Captain Steve Farina is a veteran British Columbia firefighter, an executive board member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1782 and Vice President of the BC Professional Fire Fighter Association (BCPFFA) which represents over 4,000 professional firefighters across the province. He is also actively engaged in firefighter and first responder mental health initiatives through his work as vice chair for both the BCPFFA's Health and Safety Committee and their Mental Health...

Duration:00:58:01

Sgt. Laurie White: 10-33 Officer Down

5/28/2022
Sergeant (ret’d) Laurie White spent 23 years as a British Columbia based member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She’s been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Medal of Valour from the International Association of Women Police. On November 27, 1998, she heard the radio call that no police officer ever wants to hear, “10-33”. That’s the radio code indicating the highest priority emergency, an officer is down. She never thought the one and...

Duration:01:01:07

Sgt. Kerry Williams: The Canadian Police Mission in Ukraine

5/1/2022
Sergeant Kerry Williams, a 21 year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is among a select few Canadian police officers who have rotated through the Canadian Police Mission in Ukraine. On this episode, Kerry shares her personal experience and perspective as we discuss why Canada is engaged in the mission, how novel some Canadian concepts - like scenario based training and community policing - are to Ukraine, and the challenge of influencing Ukrainian police officers away from corrupt...

Duration:00:37:49

Matt Johnston - Paramilitary Mindsets & Stoic Workplaces

3/26/2022
Matt Johnston is a full-time firefighter who’s attended over 3500 calls in Metro Vancouver ranging from medical response to hazardous materials and fires. He is also an experienced mental health clinician who offers a unique, in-depth understanding of paramilitary mindsets within stoic workplace cultures, and is the Chief Executive Officer of First Responder Health, a service that recently partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada, and helps other mental health clinicians better connect with...

Duration:01:07:11

Stories from the flood line - Part 1

2/19/2022
In November of 2021 the province of British Columbia was hammered with two unprecedented weather events. These “atmospheric rivers” resulted in severe flooding, landslides and catastrophic damage to critical rail and highway infrastructure that effectively sealed off Metro Vancouver from the rest of Canada. This episode features Constable Erich Schmidt, an off duty police officer who was pressed into service following mudslides that stranded him and hundreds of other motorists; and, Dave...

Duration:00:28:34

Stories from the flood line - Part 2

2/19/2022
In November of 2021 the province of British Columbia was hammered with two unprecedented weather events. These “atmospheric rivers” resulted in severe flooding, landslides and catastrophic damage to critical rail and highway infrastructure that effectively sealed off Metro Vancouver from the rest of Canada. If you’ve listened to this show for any length of time you know we’re about honouring the people who serve and sacrifice. But, just as not all heroes wear capes, not all who serve, where...

Duration:00:31:25

Brett & Ava Calman: A police family's battle with PTSD

1/15/2022
This episode deals with post traumatic stress disorder and the impact PTSD can have on families. There may be content that is triggering for some. Brett is a veteran police officer in Ontario, Canada who has spent the majority of his career on patrol. One call in particular, followed by a series of similar calls would threaten everything he understood about himself and change his life and that of his family forever. On this episode, and in their recently published book, PTSD Road to...

Duration:00:44:48

Joe Roberts - From Skid Row to CEO

12/18/2021
Weeks away from death. That's how Joe Roberts describes his life at it's lowest point. On this episode, Joe shares his journey from a youth growing up in suburban Ontario to a drug addicted young man committing crimes in Vancouver's downtown east side to his remarkable turnaround which, he says, never would have happened were it not for a dangerous encounter and the intervention of one police officer.

Duration:00:32:58

T.C. Randall, RN

11/20/2021
T.C. Randall (not his real name by the way) is the author of the recently published book, The View from the Wrong Side of the Day and is a registered nurse who spent 14 years working in a British Columbia emergency room. After responding to patient, after patient, after patient and dealing with everything from major physical trauma and severe medical distress to death, it all came to head one day. On this episode, T.C. talks about his battle with complex post traumatic stress disorder, an...

Duration:00:39:19

Officer David Langlands

10/23/2021
David Langlands is a decorated 37-year officer of the Canada Border Services Agency who has been awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal and bar; and has been recognized for a number of significant drug interdictions over his career. He’s worked at land, sea, air and even mail points of entry and you might even recognize him from the hit show Border Security. On this episode we learn a little about what it's like working on...

Duration:00:35:44

Paramedic Devon Pinchak

9/18/2021
Devon Pinchak is a 33 year advanced life support paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and a volunteer medic with Technical Evacuation Advanced AeroMedical, a not for profit society comprised of advanced care and primary care paramedics, emergency physicians, nurses, technical rescue specialists and other mountain professionals dedicated to providing leading edge pre-hospital care and transport in austere settings. On this episode, Devon talks about the ups and downs of a...

Duration:00:44:59

Supt. William Malone

8/17/2021
From 2001 to 2014 Canada was engaged in it’s longest war ever as it joined an international coalition to destroy the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban regime that sheltered it in Afghanistan. All told, more than 40,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces served in the 12-year campaign that claimed the lives of 158 Canadian soldiers and 7 civilians. What you may not know though, is that throughout that period, over 300 Canadian police officers also saw duty in Afghanistan. Their...

Duration:00:31:28

Asst. Warden Peter Lang

6/15/2021
Assistant Warden Peter Lang has spent more than 20 years working with federal inmates as a correctional officer, parole officer and manager. He discusses why he chose corrections as a career, what it means to see an inmate succeed and how he grappled with a family tragedy that no parent should have to endure.

Duration:00:34:03

Insp. Ben Maure, MSC

5/22/2021
Inspector Ben Maure is a 32 year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with experience working a range of duties from uniform patrol to national security investigations. Ben shares his perspective on what he describes as the nobility of police work, the opportunities that can be provided by a career in law enforcement and his new book about police in peace building and peace keeping missions around the world. Shimona & Associates Mortgage Consulting Mortgage Broker

Duration:00:35:24

Cst. Joe Cecchini

5/1/2021
Constable Joe Cecchini is a 13 year member of the Calgary Police Service. He’s spent 11 years as a patrol officer and now specializes in emergency mental health with the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), a partnership between health care providers and police officers who respond to situations involving people who are suffering from a mental health, addictions, or psycho-social crisis. On this episode Joe talks about how PACT works in the field, what it's like to lose a friend in the line of...

Duration:00:37:59

A.J. Brekke, RN

4/10/2021
AJ is a registered nurse and manager of clinical operations and peri-operative services for the Interior Health Authority in Cranbrook, British Columbia. With over 25 years of health care experience, she shares her experience working in a major trauma center, the impact one patient can have on the people who work tirelessly to save them and discusses some of the differences between nursing in urban and rural communities. Shimona & Associates Mortgage Consulting Mortgage Broker

Duration:00:40:30

Sgt. Shawn Coady, MOM

3/21/2021
A Canadian Armed Forces veteran and decorated member of the Vancouver Police Department, Shawn shares some of his experiences as a domestic violence investigations specialist, his battle with post traumatic stress disorder and what drove him to establish the Police and Peace Officer Memorial Ribbon Society and create the official national symbol of mourning for law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Duration:00:47:13

Cst. Bryan Maurer

2/28/2021
Before an injury forced his retirement, Constable Bryan Maurer served 14 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After joining the RCMP and completing his training, Bryan was assigned to policing duties in Surrey, British Columbia, one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, and worked as a general duty patrol officer in one of that city’s toughest neighborhoods before going on to qualify for the Emergency Response Team where he was trained as an assaulter, sniper, confined space rescuer...

Duration:00:56:43

Trailer

2/8/2021
Inspired by the radio code for "in service", Team Ten Eight is Canada's only podcast dedicated to honouring the people who serve and sacrifice to keep us healthy, safe and secure. From front line health care workers and first responders to law enforcement and the military. From their spouses and partners and the people they help, to the people that advocate, care for and support our heroes. Subscribe now to hear from some incredible people as they share their stories and experiences.

Duration:00:02:59