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50 First Responders Podcasts

  • Compiled by Sasha Kondrashov
  • The list includes podcasts that focus on first responders and their support systems.  If you know any podcasts that is missing please feel free to e-mail okondrashov@tru.ca and the list will be updated.
Name of the Podcast and LinkDescription of the Podcast
Answering the Call – First Responders Podcasthttps://answeringthecall.podbean.com/Genesis House and the Friends in Recovery Podcast are proud to bring you ‘Answering the Call – The First Responder Podcast.’ Join your hosts ‘Mike the Podfather’ and ‘Jersey Ed’ as they address the real issues in health & wellness for First Responders.
Between the Lines: Life as a First Responder Familyhttps://www.buzzsprout.com/892549  She’s a police officer. He’s a firefighter. They’ve been First Responders for the better part of 20 years. They’ve made a family together and now, they want to talk about it! We hope you enjoy it! Hosted by Marcia McDermott and John McDermott.  
Books Behind The Badgehttp://buzzsprout.com/1292192Books Behind the Badge is a podcast dedicated to bridging the gap between first responders, service members, and veterans. You will hear stories from people in law enforcement, emt/ems, firefighter, and military career fields as well as interviews with authors and other individuals with stories to share. Reading is an inclusive activity and anyone is welcome to join this journey, connect through reading. Be Better.
Code 3 – The Firefighters’ Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/code-3-the-firefighters-podcast/id1223835829?mt=2Code 3, a weekly podcast by Scott Orr, is aimed at all levels of firefighters – from fire chiefs to rookies.  
Code 3 Counselling Podcasthttps://code3counseling.com/podcastThis podcast focuses on first responder mental health and wellness.Our hope is to utilize our podcast to help first responders who need help, understand how counseling services can meet the need.We also hope that this podcast can bring awareness to common issues faced by first responders, to fight the stigma around seeking help, and to bridge the gap by building trust between the responders and competent providers.Always remember, it may be your battle, but you don’t have to fight it alone.
CODE 3 FAMILIEShttps://www.firstresponderfamilypsychology.com/code-3-families  Dr. Rachelle is married to a firefighter and Dr. Alma is married to a police officer, they are both child and family psychologists, and here to discuss relatable and important information relevant to navigating your first responder marriage, parenting, and wellness. This is a podcast for first responder spouses by first responder spouses, and they discuss the research and realities related to the first responder family life while also sharing their own stories of navigating this lifestyle.
CREATIVE RESPONDERShttps://creativerecovery.net.au/creative-responders-podcast/Creative Responders is a podcast from the Creative Recovery Network about how the arts and creativity can support and strengthen communities as they prepare, respond and recover from the impact of disasters.
Disaster Dadshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disaster-dads/id1143363024?mt=2Need a good laugh? The Disaster Dads bring their years of training as emergency responders to tell entertaining stories in order to help you prepare for whatever your next disaster may be.
E.M. Weeklyhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/em-weeklys-podcast/id1223765118?mt=2E.M. Weekly is a weekly Emergency Management podcast that brings news, interviews, discusses trends and issues that impact Emergency Management, first responders, military, education, public safety, communications, disaster volunteer organizations, public health, humanitarian groups, N.G.O.s, professionals, students, and researchers.
E.M.T. Lifehttps://anchor.fm/EMT-LifePersonal stories of what I have encountered in the emergency medical field. Plus new innovations in medical care and an insight as to what medical first responders see and do on a daily basis.
EmergencyFD Storylinehttps://www.emergencyfd.com/podcast  EmergencyFD Storyline’s focus is to tell the stories of those in the fire service and to highlight what matters to our first responders. Whether you are a first responder or a person interested in the world of firefighting, emergency medical services, or first responders, EmergencyFD Storyline’s goal is to educate, inform, and inspire you with the work of our modern day heroes. Hear the stories from fire service leaders to the rank-n-file. EmergencyFD creator Tom Mann talks with real people sharing real world stories and perspectives on the job.
Empowering Responders: Helping Responders To Bend, Not Breakhttps://osmnj.libsyn.com/websiteEmpowering Responders: Helping Responders to Bend, Not Break is a free podcast series and tool, made possible by the UASI grant program in partnership with NATAL. These podcasts were developed to provide N.J. first responders with guidance and coping techniques to manage the stressors they face in their professional lives. Above all, the podcasts emphasize the need for self-care, recognizing that first responders must first take care of themselves before they are able to help others.
Enduring The Badgehttps://www.enduringthebadgepodcast.com/category/first-responders/The truth behind First Responders enduring trials on and off duty. Their personal accounts of how witnessing so much tragedy has taken a toll on their lives. Hear from their families about how it’s impacted them. Learn how each of them have overcame these difficult times and personal insight. You will discover ways to thrive on and off duty. Acquire knowledge on how navigate the difficult transition from work to home. The show is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund with over 30 years of service behind the badge. He will be drawing upon his own personal experience of surviving those dark thoughts of suicide and on duty overcoming injuries. Jerry is dedicated to empowering his fellow man to take action on their own mental and physical health.
Fatiguedhttps://www.fatiguedpodcast.com/Our Cohosts had Covid and now they’re collecting genuine perspectives on the pandemic. From patients to paramedics, from long-haulers to lessons learned, it’s the same virus but very different stories. Hosts Raymond McAnally and Caroline Amos engage through humor and empathy with guests to humanize pandemic issues surrounding Covid-19. The hope is that these stories can help us make more informed decisions today, and be better prepared in the future. Links below to listen on this website or wherever you get your podcasts.
Firefighter Training Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/firefighter-training-podcast/id622367890?mt=2The podcast, by Peter Lamb, is designed for firefighters who are interested in training, firefighter safety, current events and advancing their career. 
First on the Scenehttps://1strcf.org/podcast/First on the Scene spotlights the everyday heroes who rush into danger to help their fellow citizens, often sacrificing their own lives to save total strangers.Go behind-the-scenes with co-hosts Jillian Crane and Jodie Burke as they climb onto fire trucks, ride along in police cruisers, and query firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, E.M.T.s, 911 dispatchers, nurses and medical personnel who dedicate their lives to helping others by doing good.
First Responder Fridayhttps://www.k95tulsa.com/on-demand/first-responder-friday/podcast/Honoring Tulsa’s Finest the first Friday of every month. Why? Because they deserve it!  
First Responder Friday Podcasthttp://ptsd911movie.com/first-responder-friday-podcast-audio/A podcast for first responders and the people who support them. First Responder Friday is a live interactive podcast show featuring interviews with first responder leaders from around the country. We talk about mental health, wellness, peer support, PTSD, PTSI, and other related issues first responders face.
First Responder Psychological Supporthttps://anchor.fm/sarah-guraFirst Responder Psychological Support discusses a wide variety of counseling and self-care education topics for firefighters, law enforcement, dispatchers, and emergency room professionals. Sarah is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the State of Illinois & a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. She specializes in treating first responders.
First Responder Serieshttps://www.1017hotfm.com/podcasts/hotfm-salutes-our-first-responders/Slauting the First Responders of the Ark-La-Tex and the amazing ob they do every day in the community  
First Responders Awardhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/first-responders-awardInterviews from PYX 106 Community Resource First Responder of the Month.  
First Responders Wealth Networkhttps://911wealthnetwork.libsyn.com/ 911WealthNetwork.com Founder and Host, Dave Knight is a full time Police Officer who outside the workplace has been able to grow a multi-million dollar rental income portfolio.First Responders Wealth Network Podcast was created to help ALL First Responders become educated and exposed to the possibilities of real estate investing, the strategies used to grow your wealth, and to stop relying on your paycheque and pensions alone.Top millionaire investors, industry leading professionals, and success stories from other First Responder investors throughout Canada and United States are showcased weekly to share their journey and lessons learned.Dave’s mission is to help educate, inspire to take action, create a network, and change ALL first responders mindset on how they approach their financial future or retirement. #911WealthNetwork
First Responders: Australian Storieshttps://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au/current-focus/first-responders-podcast/We’ve teamed up with the Motorola Solutions Foundation to bring you a four-part podcast to acknowledge the incredible work first responders do in our community, while highlighting their risk of being harmed or abused while trying to help
First Response Fishinghttps://anchor.fm/firstresponseFishing discussions based in the midwest by first responders and veterans  
FirstNethttps://firstnet.gov/newsroom/podcastFirstNet is America’s first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated exclusively to public safety. Public safety fought for this network and the First Responder Network Authority team partnered with first responders to deploy a network that meets their needs. Join Dave Buchanan, host of the “Public Safety First” podcast, to discuss the future of emergency communications and FirstNet, and to hear from first responders about how FirstNet is impacting every-day and emergency operations through improvements to coverage, capacity, applications, devices, and security.
Journal of Emergency Medical Services Podcasthttps://www.jems.com/podcasts/JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) seeks to improve prehospital patient care and promote positive change in E.M.S. by delivering information and education from industry leaders, change makers and emerging voices. With a rich tradition of editorial excellence and an unparalleled consortium of subject matter experts, JEMS fulfills its commitment to E.M.S. providers, instructors and administrators by providing state-of-the-science, high-quality content.
Military and First Responders Podcasthttps://soundcloud.com/military_first-respondersA podcast where we interview veterans and current members of the United States Armed Forces and First Respondents.
NFPA Journal Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nfpa-podcast/id261359652?mt=2The National Fire Protection Association’s podcast features interviews with experts on fire, electrical and life safety information.   
On the Linehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-line/id1264094200?mt=2The podcast is geared toward today’s wildland firefighters.  
Our First Respondershttps://ourfirstresponders.com.au/The purpose of the Our First Responders project is to pay tribute and give voice to the many people who risked their lives and livelihoods to protect the Albury Wodonga community from this bushfire season
Public Safety First, a FirstNet Authority Podcasthttps://firstnet.gov/newsroom/podcastFirstNet is America’s first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated exclusively to public safety. Public safety fought for this network and the First Responder Network Authority team partnered with first responders to deploy a network that meets their needs. Join Dave Buchanan, host of the “Public Safety First” podcast, to discuss the future of emergency communications and FirstNet, and to hear from first responders about how FirstNet is impacting every-day and emergency operations through improvements to coverage, capacity, applications, devices, and security
Resiliency In Disaster Behavioral Healthhttps://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/webinars-podcasts/resiliency-in-disaster-behavioral-healthListen to a discussion of specific behavioral health interventions across the stages of disaster response that also focus on the needs of specific populations.
Sickboyhttps://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/434-sickboy/episode/15870019-the-harrowing-work-of-first-responders-ptsdThis week the fellas sit down with Sean Conohan, first responder and host of UpTalk podcast. Through his work Sean has seen it all. Like many folks in the world of emergency response, Sean found himself struggling with PTSD from the intensity of the job. Sean shares how he has gone through post-traumatic growth, and how his podcast has become a form of therapy for him
Side Alpha https://soundcloud.com/sidealphaSide Alpha puts fire service leaders and emerging leaders in front of the hot topics facing firefighters today. Side Alpha is hosted by FireRescue1.com and FireChief.com Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor, who writes the Chief’s Forum column for FireRescue1.com.
Survivedhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/survivedWe are a resource for first responders and their families to speak confidentially with former law enforcement officers, fire fighters, first responder professionals, and/or mental health care providers who are familiar with your line of work. All communications are confidential, with comprehensive assistance and planning for mental health support for first responders and their families, as well as all emergency services personnel and their families. No first responder is alone. There is help. We are here.
Surviving the Streets: The Mental Stresses of First Respondershttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-surviving-the-streets-the-75163705/Time to break the Taboo of Mental health and First Responders. We will discuss the hard calls and how it affected us Mentally, the struggles we deal with on and off the job and how we cope with it all.  
The Command Posthttps://www.firerescue1.com/columnists/the-command-post/The Command Post, a podcast series that features Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie, brings expert perspective to hot topics, frontline tactics and leadership lessons that firefighters and officers need to be safe and successful.
The Fire Inside Podcast – Peer Support for the First Responder Communityhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fire-inside-podcast-peer-support-for-the/id1383580454This podcast is dedicated to serving the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of firefighters and first responders in our nation by offering stories and resources of hope for overcoming stress, depression, PTSD, and suicide.
The First Responderhttps://anchor.fm/diondra-kristinaRescue your life with The First Responder! Rebuild your first aid kit with tools and tips on how to treat life’s wounds, heal and keep it moving!
The First Responder Fitness Podcast | Master Your Mindset With Coach Marchttps://podcasts.apple.com/lk/podcast/master-your-mindset-with-coach-marc/id1110503698Marc Hildebrand is a current police officer who struggled with losing weight while working our crazy and unpredictable careers. Since then, he has lost over 100 pounds and now has made it his mission to share his tips/tricks/strategies to live a healthier life as a First Responder. The support continues as Marc shares how he was able to create a successful online fitness business by making other people’s health related goals a priority. Discover how you too can focus on your health so that you make it home safely to your family each and every night, and then learn how you can create financial freedom based on your personal results by helping others do the same.
The lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathershttps://corieweathers.podbean.com/Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast aims to bring hope into your home.
The Navigators | First Responder Ministryhttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1181255The Navigators is a Discipleship focused Christian ministry. The Navigator’s First Responder Ministry strives to carry out the Great Commission in the First Responder Culture.
The S.O.S. Showhttps://anchor.fm/thestripedonionshowThe Striped Onion Show (or S.O.S. Show) is a show highlighting the sttories and events of real First Responders and their loved ones related ot their involvement in Critical and/or Traumatic Events  whether on-duty or off-duty. The goal is to provide anyone in or around the First Responder Community with some level of support and education through the lives of the very First Responders who have already walked those paths.  
The Sheepdogs Mindhttps://thesheepdogsmind.libsyn.com/You’re listening to The Sheep Dogs Mind, The podcast for first responders, and all sheepdogs, by a first responder. Todd Koch, former U.S. Air Force law enforcement specialist, K-9 Handler, Police officer…and now a limited licensed professional counselor specializing in Post Traumatic Stress in our first responder heroes, brings his experience and solution-based practice to work for you.
The Situational Awareness Matters podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/samatters-radio/id867569958?mt=2The Situational Awareness Matters podcast by Dr. Richard B. Gasaway is dedicated to improving first responder safety.  
The Standard Forge your Lifehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-standard/id1225747138?mt=2The podcast, by Craig Stalowy, John Spera and Tom Johnson, is geared toward firefighter growth in fitness and leadership.
The Wait What Podcasthttps://the-wait-what-podcast.simplecast.com/  I wanted to create this podcast as an outlet for first responders of all types to be able to laugh about the very things that can put us in a funk. If anyone can relate to experiences shared on the pod and feel comforted knowing they are not the only ones, then i will have accomplished what I set out to do. Secondly i want this to be a good resource for people trying to get into a career as a first responder.
Welcome To Behind The Linehttps://www.my.thrive-life.ca/behind-the-lineA podcast created for First Responders and Front Line Workers to tackle the challenges of working on the front lines. Dig into topics on burnout, workplace dynamics, managing mental health, balancing family life…and so much more.
Wellness for youhttps://anchor.fm/wellnessforyou    Wellness for you is about helping First Responders with daily, mindful, stress management tips. I have been a police officer for 25 years and I know how stress affects us. Stress can pile up and cause some serious issues. That is the reason I decided to make stress relieving for first responders my passion. I share tips, meditations, breathing techniques and more.

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