Rank #1: BATB1: From Wood Prototype to Developing 15 Different Products with Dennis and Dan from EZ-Spanner
Rank #2: BATB041: An Accredited Paramedic/EMT School OC EMT with Andy Kilian
A little more than ten years ago Andy along with help from his partner Corey Gremel started OCEMT. They new that they wanted to start a side business in something that would help them out, and get them away from working overtime on days off later down their career. They came up with starting an EMT/Paramedic school in Orange County, California. This was a small task they thought at first and it really was a huge business to start while they were full time firefighters. As their company started it was very small, and how it has flourished to a point where it is today! They are accredited, and they have their paramedic student contracts in local Southern California Fire Departments for internships. Check out OCEMT Check out our sponsor IndentiFire Safety
Rank #3: BATB2: “Every helmet tells a story.” Kevin and Kristen of J5 Firelids tell their story of how they continue to grow their company while working full-time and raising a family.
Rank #4: BATB8: A Total of Five Years Branding The Chief Miller Name
Working full time as a chief while building one of the biggest brands in the fire service, Chief Miller explains how he has been able to juggle both jobs. As technology and social media has revolutionized the world, Chief Miller has kept up with the times! Balance is a hard road in life and we are able to dig into Chief’s life balance on this episode.
Rank #5: BATB039: Functional Weight Training with Tom Stroup
Tom has created, developed and put into the market place an amazing item! This Product is something that all gym goers can handle, and keep as an amazing tool in their gym. It's tough to make it to the gym each and every day, and if a person cannot make it to the gym the PWR Training Bag is an amazing tool. Tom took many years to develop the right material, process to get the material for the bag and all other items that go into selling this great piece of equipment. Training at the fire station, or any other first responder position can be hard, which is why Tom made this product for the market place! Check out the episode with Tom to see how this was created! Great Stuff Tom! Click the link to see our sponsor www.indentifiresafety.com
Rank #6: BATB034: Helping Communities On and Off Duty with Brent from MBIntel
Brent first started out in a joint venture with two other first responders, it was a great partnership; however, the business did not pan out. The partnership ending on great terms, then Brent went to work on a great new company! MBIntel started, and has been running successfully for over a year. He started this company in the pursuit of his passion, and now has gotten a lot of traction during the journey. Brent is no stranger to failure during his journey, and this is what makes Brent and his company MBIntel a force of fury. As the company builds up Brent plans to expand and increase the service areas he provides. It's not every day a company like Brent's company comes around, it's a niche market and the success for Brent is already showing.
Rank #7: BATB9: Getting Physically and Mentally Healthy with James Geering From Behind The Shield
In any public servant profession there are people that have a tough time getting motivation to work on their physical and mental mindset, and all of that is important in that field. James Geering is paving the way in those areas for the fire service on his Podcast Behind The Shield. James came onto our show to give his insight on how he stays passionate and motivated about his mission. Tune in for his great tips and how he has grown to be a well known mind as a podcaster and fitness junky.
Rank #8: BATB033: Fire Careers Founder Craig Freeman and Subscription Base Businesses
Craig and his wife started this venture they thought was going to be something small to help other people looking to become firefighters a career. What was something small turned into a huge business venture that is still running today more than 30 years later. This venture was first Perfect Firefighter that changed into what we know today as Fire Careers. It is a great story and awesome to see what how this subscription based company is doing today. Check out this episode and also see Fire Careers online if you are searching for a career in the fire service!
Rank #9: BATB038: Firefighter Turnout Bags CEO Niki Rasor Talks About Shark Tank and How to Run a Large Company
Shark Tank has been on for years and we all wonder how the experience, exposure, and alliance with one of the sharks would go. Niki Rasor from FFTOB has been on the show and talked to us about her experience. As this can be a large increase to any business, we dive into the intricacies that go on behind the scenes. Also, Niki talks to us about how she runs the day-to-day operations of her business, and how her husband inspired the company to begin. Niki has increased her profits year-after-year and is still increasing as we spoke to her. She has put many employees into place and continues to grow her business. Check out our sponsor www.indentifiresafety.com
Rank #10: BATB3: Apparel, handmade leather goods, firefighter tools of the trade, and heavy duty tablet mounts. Those are the products of Black Smoke Apparel. Tune in to hear how two Fresno firefighters, best friends, husbands and fathers have built a company tha
Rank #11: BATB035: Book Launch, Real Estate Investing and Police Work with David Greene
Our first repeat guest has hit the BATB Podcast with a bang! We brought David back onto the show to tell us about what he has been up to since the last time we saw him, and how his book launch has been going! Check out his new book Long-Distance Real Estate Investing. He is a busy guy with Police work, out-of-state real estate investing and the book launch. Someone as dynamic as David brings a good flavor to the podcast as do all our guests, and this one as all other episodes does not disappoint! As you may have noticed our sponsor for Business and The Badge is the guys from IndentiFire Safety! Check their products out by going to www.indentifiresafety.com
Rank #12: BATB040: New Innovation with Chris Moren
It takes a lot to change tradition in the fire service, and even harder to get guys to train with new tools. Chris went against the grain and developed a great tool for the fire service that went against all thoughts and beliefs. Chris developed the Pig Axe under the company umbrella Lone Star Axe LLC. The Pig Axe is a tool that us used together with a normal pick headed axe. He designed it to make situations on a roof easier and better if the traditional pick headed axe is not the best choice. Check out this episode with Chris an Austin Firefighter and also check out Lone Star Axe See our current sponsor and what they do Identifire