Podcast Interviews

Behind The Shield Podcast

With Host James Geering

James Geering’s Podcast brings some of the greatest minds on the planet to you, the men and women who protect our communities.  The topics range from exercise and nutrition to PTSD and sleep deprivation. As Bruce Lee said, “absorb what is useful, discard what is useless.”  We are all built differently and each and every one of you will have your own experience on this path. 

Student of the Game Fire Podcast

Captain on Truck 5/Station 5 at Boca Raton Fire Rescue where he has served for the past 16 years. Recent Author of The Modern Fire Officer where Jared believes in building competency, leading confidently to overcome anything.

S2 E8: Captain Jared Vermeulen – The Modern Fire Officer

You want to be enouraged to be a better leader in the fire service?! This is your podcast episode! Captain Vermeulen wrote the book, The Modern Fire Officer to encourage and inspire you to pick up where you and learn to lead well. It’s all about communicating, motivating and leading! The was a great conversation about modern leadership, being fit to lead, mental health, and how influential you can be as a station officer. If you are an officer or looking to be an officer someday, this is your book. Grab the book over at modernfireofficer.com. For now, sit back, listen in and let’s get started!


With Host Jim Moss

When lives depend on us, success is our only option. Learn from successful firefighters and fire service leaders on how to achieve excellence, continuously improve, and leave a lasting impact and legacy in the fire service. Learn more about the Firefighter Success book at FirefighterSuccessBook.com.


S3 E24 – Training Chief Jake Barnes interviews Jared Vermeulen on his book “The Modern Fire Officer” Part 1 


S3 E25 – Training Chief Jake Barnes interviews Jared Vermeulen on his book “The Modern Fire Officer” Part 2