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Truck Company Misfits

Truck Company Misfits Podcast. A fire service podcast where Mavericks, Rogues and Go-Getters have kitchen table style discussions about the Engine, Truck, Special Operations, and everything in between.

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Truck Company Misfits Podcast. A fire service podcast where Mavericks, Rogues and Go-Getters have kitchen table style discussions about the Engine, Truck, Special Operations, and everything in between.

Episode 18 - A Chat with FDNY's Chief Tom McKiernan

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The Gang sits down for a LONG one with Retired Chief Tom McKiernan from the FDNY to chat about everything from war stories, to retirement. On this Episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, Jason Joannides, and Tom McKiernan. 

Apr 09 2021

2hr 23mins

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Episode 17 - Family and Tradition with The Clarks

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The Gang sits down with Don, Chris, and Cody Clark to talk about family, tradition, and current culture in the Fire Service. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, Jason Joannides, Don Clark, Chris Clark, and Cody Clark.

Mar 05 2021

1hr 23mins

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Episode 16 - Fitness with Ian Palmer from Thin Line Fit

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The gang sits down with Ian Palmer of Thin Line Fit and talks about fitness. Gates butchers a terrible Dad Joke that wasn't really even a joke and pretty much gives up on hosting the show. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, and Ian Palmer.

Feb 05 2021

1hr 19mins

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Episode 15 - Leading From the Front and Winning Tactics

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The Gang chats with Garrett Rice about leadership and what it really means to lead by example, not so white shirts, implementing tactics that may be against the grain, and touch on the not so talked about side of ground ladders. Ryan clicks his pen while talking. On this episode, Ryan Gates, Chris Carter, John Neal, and Garrett Rice. 

Jan 08 2021

1hr 21mins

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Episode 14 - Muertos Coffee Co. with Eli Held

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The Gang sits down with Eli Held, Owner and Founder of Muertos Coffee Co. about everything from philanthropy, to wildland firefighting, to that sweet, sweet java. TJ butchers the recipe to Cuban Coffee. Gates thinks people likes his Dad Jokes.  On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, and Eli Held.

Nov 20 2020

51mins

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Episode 13 - F#$% Cancer with Harry Stark and John Neal

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CANCER SUCKS!! The Misfits talk with two firefighters who kicked cancer’s ass. Harry Stark and John Neal share their battle stories with us as we sip adult beverages and try not to let JJ’s laugh invade our dreams. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, Jason Joannides, Harry Stark, and John Neal.

Oct 23 2020

1hr 9mins

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Episode 12 - Shootin' the Shit #1

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The gang just bullshits about various topics including how we all met, multi-company training at small departments, and Julio's trailer. Gates also goes on a tirade about paper cut prevention when dealing with inter-office envelopes. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Rob Hunt, and Julio Ramos. 

Recorded August 4th, 2020. 

Oct 09 2020

1hr 21mins

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Episode 11 - The Path to Special Operations with Julio Ramos

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The gang finally gets Julio Ramos on to talk about the path to becoming a Special Operations Firefighter in his department. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, Jason Joannides, and Julio Ramos.

Sep 25 2020

1hr 11mins

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9/11/01 - The Radio Traffic

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In lieu of a new episode, we thought it fitting to remember the single greatest rescue effort in US History by uploading nearly 2 hours of radio traffic from the borough of Manhattan recorded on September 11th, 2001. 

19 years ago, our nation made a pledge to "Never Forget." We feel that listening to the radio traffic from that day will help us, and others, honor that pledge. Our hope is that this helps everyone remember the supreme sacrifice made by so many that fateful morning. 

This audio was pulled from youtube and not edited by anyone at Truck Company Misfits. Never Forget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJS3vMN6ewM

Sep 11 2020

1hr 47mins

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Episode 10 - Topside Talk with Nick Esposito

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The gang is joined by Capt. Nick Esposito to discuss the fears behind vertical ventilation. In between Gates' furious, nervous pen clicks, they discuss best methods in changing culture in your department, when and where poppin' the top is applicable, and which Disney Princess everyone would be. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jason Joannides, Dustin Martinez, and Nick Esposito. 

Please be sure to visit Nick's facebook/instagram page: @truck_tactics

Aug 28 2020

1hr 14mins

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Episode 9 - Mental Health in the Fire Service with Dena Ali

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This one is a heavy hitter. FDIC Instructor and founding member of the North Carolina Peer Support Group Dena Ali joins the show to talk about Firefighter Suicide Prevention, Depression, Sleep, and Shift Schedules. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, and Dena Ali.

Aug 14 2020

1hr 15mins

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Episode 8 - Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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The guys sit down and talk about Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin. Everyone gives insights about how they related to the book given their differing ranks and experience. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, Chris Clark, and making his first appearance, Carter's ferocious beast, Finley the Yorkie. 

Jul 31 2020

1hr 4mins

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Episode 7 - The Search with Dustin Martinez

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The Gang talks about The Search with Metro-Atlanta area Firefighter Dustin Martinez from Reformation Fire Training. The show gets derailed many times by everything from Rob showing up 20 minutes late, to Gates insisting on telling his best (worst) Dad Joke, to Jeff offending the entire left side of the country. On This Episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, Jason Joannides, Rob Hunt, and making another appearance, Rob's Frogs. 

Jul 17 2020

1hr 6mins

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Episode 6 - The West Coast Truck with Neal Dickey

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The gang sits down for a chat about West Coast Truck Operations with special guest, Neal Dickey. Neal is a 13 year veteran of a large SoCal department. Everything about truck is touched on, from vertical vent, to building construction and training. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Chris Carter, Rob Hunt, and Rob's Dogs (again). 

Jul 03 2020

1hr 10mins

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Episode 5 - Scenes of Violence with Steve Hamilton

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Special guest, Steve Hamilton joins the gang to talk about scenes of violence. What can you do when you are called to respond to domestic or civil disturbance incidents as a Fire or EMS agency? What guidelines or policies does your agency have in place? Can we improve that? Listen and find out what you're doing right, and what you may be missing. For more information follow Steve on the socials: Twitter: @cpthamilton22, Instagram: @Lthamilton22, and purchase his DVD at https://fireengineeringbooks.com/responding-to-scenes-of-violence-dvd/ use discount code “Hamilton” for a discount on your Fire Engineering’s Streaming Video Library account.

Jun 19 2020

1hr 25mins

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Episode 4 - 1st Due Engine

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The gang talks engine stuff. From first line selection, to estimating the stretch. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, Bailey Reeves, Heath Haywood, Rob Hunt, the tree frogs behind Rob's House, and Rob's Dogs. 

Jun 05 2020

1hr 2mins

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Episode 3 - Recruit Training

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The Gang talks about recruit training, standards, and training out on the street. On this episode; Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Harry Stark, Jason Joannides.

May 22 2020

1hr 8mins

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Episode 2 - Riding Assignments; Have a Playbook

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The Misfits discuss what riding assignments are and why it is important to have a plan. Having a "playbook" for call types ensures important tasks are completed and will lead to success on the fireground. On this Episode; Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, Ethan Tucker, Palmer Record

May 07 2020

1hr 1min

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Episode 1 - Into The Job

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The gang talks motivation, mutts, and being into the job. On this episode, Ryan Gates, TJ Parrish, Jeff Mrwik, Chris Carter, Bailey Reeves, Heath Haywood, Jason Joannides, Rob Hunt, and Ethan Tucker.

Apr 24 2020

59mins

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Episode 0 - The Intro

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The gang tries to explain what they have in mind for the show.

Naturally, ADHD takes hold and they end up brainstorming future topics.

On this episode: Ryan Gates TJ Parrish Jeff Mrwik Rob Hunt

Apr 20 2020

29mins

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By Engine824guy - Apr 27 2020
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Great start! Can't wait for more. Hopefully won't have to wait as long as JJ coming to visit me in Beaufort! J. Still

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By Kujo0424 - Apr 25 2020
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Great group of knowledgeable guys! Pure gold!