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Coach JC is the founder and host of Fit For Duty, Fit For Life podcast, created for America's heroes, those men and women that risk their lives every day for us! Coach JC interviews the baddest and the bravest first responders every week inspiring police officers, firefighters, EMSA medics and National Guard to WIN in their life!

Fit For Duty, Fit For Life podcast is dedicated to help first responders WIN physically, mentally, spiritually, and in their relationships to be their BEST in every area of their life!

  • Rodney Tisdale

    Rodney Tisdale is a Public Education Officer for the Tulsa Fire Department. Every day he gets up and thanks God for another day to be great and to help someone in life spiritually, mentally and physically.  Then he’ll go workout and speak a word or just bring a smile to someone in the process.

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  • Kyle Zickefoose
    Kyle E Zickefoose is a Battalion Chief of the Sapulpa Fire Department, and is the third place winner of the Fit First Responders Class of 17-03 25 Week Challenge. Kyle Zickefoose participates in the FFR program and practices it All Day every day.
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  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed currently holds the rank of Major at Sapulpa Police Department. He was the Services Division Commander for 7 years overseeing all non uniform personnel in dispatch, records, jail and animal control. He has spent the last 4 years as the commander of the detective division overseeing 5 detectives, 1 property room officer and all investigations. He tries to listen to Coach JC’s Motivational Minute CD every day. He reminds himself of the FFR pillars of Focus, Fitness, Food, Family and Faith and works to concentrate on them through each day. Physically if he can’t make it to FFR to work out he will try to work out in the gym at work or go to the high school track to

    exercise. Spiritually he is working to become more consistent in his daily bible reading and prayer.
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  • Susan Lewis
    Susan Lewis Simons is the President and Founder of Under the Shield, Inc. and is deemed to be one of the Nation’s leading subject matter experts in the area of Law Enforcement and Public Safety Stress and Critical Incident Response. Under the Shield is the only organization that has been providing resiliency based training for law enforcement, first responders, military and families of each for 25 years nationwide, Canada and Europe. They are also the only organization providing Stress Coaching to these populations. She has served as an Associate Professor at Herzing University in their Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Public Safety, guest instructor at the FBI Law Enforcement Academy in Quantico Virginia, US Marine Corps. 3rd Battalion, 23 Marines, Lima Company and the United States Air Force in Europe. She was a consulting clinician in New York City post September 11, 2001, working with the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance.
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  • Your Game Plan

    Do you Know Your Game Plan? Listen to Coach JC talk about Your Game Plan on his “FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE” Podcast! Become FIT FOR DUTY & FIT FOR LIFE Today!

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  • Chris Fisher
    Chris Fisher is a former police officer from central Alabama turned Realtor now living and working in the greater Phoenix area. He’s a loving father, a devoted husband, and a caring activist working to bridge the divide between police and the communities they serve. He often writes, and occasionally it’s worth reading. He believes that the world is what we make of it, and the time for complaining without doing something has passed.
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  • Determining Your Why

    Have you Determined Your WHY? Listen to Coach JC talk about DETERMINING YOUR WHY on his “FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE” Podcast! Become FIT FOR DUTY & FIT FOR LIFE Today!

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  • Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards has been an officer here in the city of Tulsa for 11 years. His most rewarding thing as a Police Officer is being able to serve his community in a impactful and powerful way. His most challenging thing as a Police Officer is being able to find a balance between personal and professional life. It’s a very different challenge at times. He tries to maintain a positive attitude and encourages other people around him everyday to be FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE!

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  • Dennis Valone

    Captain Dennis Valone began his public safety career in 1995 as a paramedic working his way up to tactical-medic for a large Florida Sheriff’s Office.  In 2000, he made the transition to a full-time deputy sheriff and served in a variety of positions to include: Uniform Patrol, Canine, Investigations, and SWAT.

    Captain Valone currently works for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in Alpharetta, Georgia and serves as a Commander in the Uniform Patrol Division.  Valone’s previous assignments include: Professional Standards Commander, Department Training Coordinator, SWAT Team Leader, and Supervisor of the Community Relations Unit.

    Captain Valone holds instructor certifications in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Emergency Medicine.  Captain Valone is a Core Instructor and Past President of the Below 100 organization.

    Dennis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Georgia Command College, and holds a Master’s in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University. He is a co-founder of Impact First Responders, a ministry that focuses on first responders and their “purpose”.

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  • Your Why

    Do you know YOUR WHY? Listen to Coach JC talk about YOUR WHY on his “FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE” Podcast! Become FIT FOR DUTY & FIT FOR LIFE Today!

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  • Jonathan Parker

    Jonathan Parker is a professional communicator, trainer, podcaster, and pastor who is passionate about serving law enforcement officers and their families.

     

    Jonathan was raised in Savannah, GA, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, he moved to Cleveland, TN to complete his graduate studies. He graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Divinity.

     

    Jonathan began working with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, and has served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer in an inner-city high school, and as an adjunct training instructor for multiple agencies. He was twice named “Officer of the Year” for the Chattanooga Police Department, received two life-saving medals – one of those for performing CPR on his wife Meredith who was clinically dead for over 15 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack eight (8) days after the birth of their daughter, and he also received the Tennessee Governor’s Homeland Security Award from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredeson.

     

    Jonathan is the host of the “Watch Your Six” podcast, which serves law enforcement and first responder families by providing practical resources in six critical areas to help them successfully navigate life and their career.

     

    He has been a featured guest on leading law enforcement trainer Brian Willis’ Excellence in Training podcast and is a 2017 presenter in Chicago at the very prestigious WINx: Inspiring Excellence in Law Enforcement.

     

    Jonathan, Meredith, and their daughter Olivia are the founding Pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga, a worship gathering for law enforcement families that launched in February 2015.

     

    Jonathan can be reached via his website at www.JonathanOParker.com or www.CopChurch.com.

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  • Frederick Frazier

    Frederick FrazierChairman. Frederick is a 21-year veteran with the Dallas Police Department and is currently Chairman of The Assist the Officer Foundation (ATO). Outside of his full time position with the police department, Frederick dedicates his time in helping ATO with their day to day operations, fundraising, marketing and networking to increase public awareness of the organization. As an experienced officer, he has witnessed first-hand the dangers that surround his co-workers.  His message to the community focuses on how ATO symbolizes the appreciation for every officer’s dedicated service and commitment to the safety of citizens. Frederick is also the 1st Vice President of the Dallas Police Association, providing leadership, and assistance in labor related issues to his members.

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  • Brian Willis
    In this Podcast Coach JC talks with Brian Willis! Brian Willis is recognized throughout North America as a thought leader, a catalyst for change in the law enforcement profession and a man with many questions. Brian operates Winning Mind Training, a company dedicated to help the men and women of law enforcement Embrace the Suck, Look for the Good, focus on What’s Important Now and Dare to Be Great. Brian was a full time police officer for 25 years and has over 27 years of law enforcement training experience. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution and commitment to Officer Safety in Canada, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to the law enforcement profession and the Law Officer Trainer of the Year award. In addition to his work with law enforcement professionals Brian has served as a mental preparation coach for athletes from a variety of sports including two Canadian Olympic athletes. Brian is proud to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). He can be found at www.winningmindtraining.com, www.excellenceintrainingacademy.com, www.lifesmostpowerfulquestion.com, and www.experiencewinx.com.

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  • Get The Most Out Of Life

    Listen to Coach JC talk about how to get the most out of life!

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  • Jacob Younger
    Jacob is a Tulsa native. He is a second generation fireman following his Dad’s 32 years of service with the TFD. Jacob has been with the department for 11 years and is currently a Captain/Paramedic. He and his wife, Katie have a 10 year old daughter, Emerson. You can find him on Instagram at @cyounger13.
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  • Tyler Harris

    In this Episode Coach JC talks with Tyler Harris, National Coordinator- First Responder Task Force.

    Tyler Harris is the First Responder Task Force National Coordinator, leading 75 coordinators throughout the US as they serve First Responders every day. Tyler is a serial entrepreneur with businesses ranging from new energy technologies to an internet based company that is bringing self awareness to the masses.You can follow Tyler on his journey on Instagram and Facebook @tylerharrispage and learn more about the First Responder Task Force at www.firstrespondertaskforce.com
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  • Lance Nutt
    In this Episode Coach JC talks with Sergeant Major Lance Nutt – President & Founder of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA). Regimental SgtMaj for the 23rd Marine Regiment.
    Sergeant Major Lance Nutt was sworn into the Marine Corps by his father, a retired Marine Corps Naval Aviator, in 1988. Early in his career and as a young Marine, Lance deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After Desert Storm, Lance attended the Univ. of Arkansas at Monticello for four years where he pursued a dual major in business management and communication. He returned to the Corps in 1995, serving as a Marine Recruiter and Recruiter Instructor until 2000.
    Lance was recruited out of the Marine Corps in 2000 to manage corporate sales for major retail marketing companies in northwest Arkansas. In 2002, and with the War on Terror in full swing, Lance found himself longing to serve again. He joined 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines in 2003 and immediately found himself gearing up for a combat tour in Iraq.Lance served in Iraq with 3/24 in 2004, 2006, 2009 & 2010. This past year Lance completed a successful three year tour as the 4th Force Reconnaissance Sgt Maj, and is now currently serving as the Sergeant Major for the 23rdMarine Regiment, headquartered in San Bruno, CA.
    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Lance felt compelled to use his military training and experience to help others in need. Along with the support of friends and family, he led an independent relief effort straight into the heart of the Katrina aftermath. The experience of helping others during Hurricane Katrina eventually led Lance to found Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA). Inspired by a desire to continue serving his country beyond the Corps, and knowing that others like him, fellow “Sheep Dogs”, needed an outlet for continued service, Lance built the foundation for SDIA.
    As the dependent of a Marine, and as a 29 year Marine himself, Lance understands and appreciates the daily sacrifices of our nations Sheep Dogs and their families. He hopes that we as a nation will always remember the sacrifices made by our nations Sheep Dogs, the men and women serving so proudly in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and emergency medical services.
    Lance currently lives in NWArk with his beautiful wife Sarah, and their 3 young children, Katie (9), Connor (8), and McKenna (4).
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  • Rick Markley

    In this Podcast Coach JC talks with Rick Markley, Editor in Chief of FireRescue1 and Fire Chief, paid on call firefighter, and volunteer communication director for the International Fire Relief Mission. Learn more by listening! #FITFORDUTY #FITFORLIFE

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  • Dan Kerrigan

    In this Podcast Coach JC talks with Dan Kerrigan, MS, EFO, CFO is co-author of Firefighter Functional Fitness and Assistant Fire Marshal, East Whiteland (PA) Fire Department. Learn more by listening! #FITFORDUTY #FITFORLIFE

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  • Bobby Halton

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Bobby Halton, as they deep dive into what it takes to become a First Responder.

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  • David Weakley

    In this episode Coach JC talks with police corporal, David Weakley, as they dive into the topic of NO EXCUSES.

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  • Stacy Ettel

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Stacy Ettel, the executive director of Law Enforcement Advocacy Network and a law enforcement officer.

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  • Chuck French

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Chuck French, the district chief with the Tulsa Fire Department. What all does it take to be fit for duty?

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  • Major Travis Yates

    In this Episode Coach JC talks with Major Travis Yates.  Getting real on FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE Podcast.

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  • David Weakley

    In this episode Coach JC talks with police corporal, David Weakley, as they dive into the topic of NO EXCUSES.

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  • Stacy Ettel

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Stacy Ettel, a law enforcement officer and the executive director of Law Enforcement Advocacy Network.

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  • Chuck French

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Chuck French, the district chief with the Tulsa Fire Department. What does it take to be fit for duty?

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  • Major Travis Yates

    In this episode Coach JC talks with Major Travis Yates, the editor and chief of LawOfficer.com and a veteran police officer. Getting real and getting raw on FIT FOR DUTY, FIT FOR LIFE Podcast.

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  • Podcast Introduction

    Coach JC dives into why FFROnline.tv was created, what it’s about, and what it stands for. Get ready to WIN with Coach JC coming at you.

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