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By Due Work
Welcome to Due Work, a conversational podcast where three small-town firefighters bring the firehouse talk home!
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Ep. 13 - An Aggressive Interview With An Aggressive Fireman: Chris Tobin

Due Work

Ep. 13 - An Aggressive Interview With An Aggressive Fireman: Chris Tobin

Due Work

Ep. 2.9 - Thanksgiving Special! (or maybe just answering your schmuck questions)
The hometown heroes are back!  Cody had the rona, Gerald has a new status, and Brandon has been travelling the land doing Trump impressions for all.  This episode will focus almost entirely on answering questions submitted by you guys on Facebook, so, if you see another post like it in the future, be sure to get your questions/topics in!  Sorry for the YUGE delay in episodes lately, we're working on being more regular, but hey, no one is regular at this point.  Thanks again for listening! - Gerald, Cody, Brandon 
November 26, 2020
Rambling's of a madman with Gerald
Allot of time since we heard from the Due Work crew, and one of the Schmucks has completed his vow of silence and found a soap box. Take a Tylenol and drink water to prepare for this headache hahaha! 
August 26, 2020
Ep. 2.8 - Prime Time Engine Work and Prime Time Personnel with Anthony Rowett
Ready to get schooled in engine work as well as in how to not me a schmuck crew member?  Have we got a show for you!  Today the boys interview Anthony Rowett, a big-time-big-city captain, who's definitely at least 6 foot 3, on engine work and what makes good crews a real pleasure to work with.   Thanks for all the patience lately as with the RONA going around it's been a little harder than usual for the boys to get together to record.  As always, thanks for listening and enjoy the usual bafoonery. Due Work - Cody, Gerald, and Brandon
June 13, 2020
Cody's Incoherent rambling on leadership.
New mini episodes that they boys at Due work are going to start dropping. These will provide more content, be more personnel, and specific from each of us. Thank you again for listening and DUE WORK!! 
May 22, 2020
How do I work this thing??
A Trump takeover due to a certain schmuck leaving the Due Work account logged in.  But seriously, Due Work coming soon! - Cody, Gerald, Brandon
May 22, 2020
Ep. 2.7 - Truth Behind FD Leadership and Communications with Benjamin Martin
Howdy from Due Work!  Take a break from being terrified constantly from a virus (and somehow not of fire, building collapse, or getting caught NOT having a probar with you) and check out our conversation with Benjamin Martin!  Ben schools us schmucks on communications, leadership, and building positive connections within the FD.  A solid relationship with your men starts with understanding how relationships are built to begin with.  Moving forward from there may take extra planning and strategy from you officers, but having a well-oiled machine is well worth it!  Thanks, as always, for listening. - Cody, Gerald, and Brandon.
April 13, 2020
Ep. 2.6 - Schmucks on the Beach
The Due Work boys somehow convince some fire service titans to come spill their knowledge and have a good time around a tiny coffee table.  This episode was recorded hanging out with Kyle Romagus, Ric Jorge, and Chase Morgan at the 3rd Coast Fire Conference.  Great bunch of dudes full of experience and expertise.  Thanks to all that participated and thanks for listening! 
March 16, 2020
Ep. 2.5 - Dangerously Close to a Full B-shift Show with Captain Jerry Tomaschik!
Captain Tomaschik already has the unfortunate responsibility of watching over us clowns on fire scenes, so it's only fair we make him come in to revel in the madness with us at Due Work!  Tomaschik has many years of experience fighting fire and has built an extremely solid reputation for his efforts.  Hang out and see what it is that keeps him going from day to day.  Also, thanks to Oddfellas for the music used in this episode.  They're an awesome local band and you can find them anywhere you find your music.  
January 31, 2020
Ep. 2.4 - A different perspective with Water Can Kayla.
In this world of utter chaos, one man (3 due work clowns) attempts to solve the world's problems with guest Water Can Kayla! (don't tell her we called her that)   Specifically, the reality and struggles of not only being a female in today's fire service, but what it looks like to lead from the front when the deck might not always be stacked in your favor.   Kayla is an inspiration to us and it was a pleasure getting to talk with her!
December 17, 2019
Ep 2.3 - Developing Firefighter Resiliency with Ric Jorge
In this episode the Due Work goons talk with the ultimate non-goon, Ric Jorge!  Ric is a guru of the fire service and co-author of the book Developing Firefighter Resiliency.  You've gotta get your head right in order to succeed as a fireman.  Be sure to listen all the way through as Ric drops knowledge bombs on several different topics!
November 11, 2019
Ep. 2.2 - 9/11 Tribute and Due Work's 1 year Anniversary
In this passion filled episode the boys talk about 9/11 and the impact it had on them. Also this episode is the one-year episode of Due Work so the shenanigans are all too alive and well here. We hope you enjoy this episode it is filled with many topics covered. Enjoy!
October 7, 2019
Ep. 2.1 - Hilarity With The Zoo Crew & The Transitional Attack Debate
In this episode Cody, Gerald, and Brandon hangout with the guys from the Zoo Crew. We talk about the creation of Zoo crew and the inability of some people to take a joke. The conversation continues with the topics on volunteer firefighters, transitional attack, and testicular fortitude. We hope you enjoy this episode with many more to come. A huge thank you to our listeners for the continued support and all the social media love you give us. 
September 1, 2019
Ep. 19-Tether on Your Leather! Season 1 Finale and Final Episode with Stephen.
On this episode we say good-bye to Stephen for now, and introduce two additional jack wagons to the Due Work family, Gerald and Brandon. We cover topics of all shapes and sizes, over use the (F) Word and hopefully provide some entertainment to your day as we say bye to Stephen. 
August 7, 2019
Ep.18- Tesla Fire Truck!!! Kicking it with Kyle Romagus, Bobby Reichardt, JR Costa and Robert McClelland
In this episode your boys Cody and Stephen take a trip down south to Conroe TX to do some training at the Woodlands Training center and meet up with Kyle Romagus, Bobby Reichardt, JR Costa and Robert McClelland and talk all things fire. WARNING: Many goldfish, rabbit hole, squirrel moments but hey you love us for it! Get ready for a great episode, hope you enjoy! ALSO Keep listening at the end for a one of a kind storytelling extravaganza brought to you by our good friend Jesse Esterline. 
July 21, 2019
Ep. 17 - This Job Owes You Nothing with Capt. Robby Owens, Henrico Fire/Average Jake FF Podcast
The one where the boys get back in the groove of things after a long-ish wait, Cody talks about his stresses studying for a promotion, Stephen is forced to mention he is applying for a large urban fire department a thousand miles away, and fire service podcast pioneer Robby Owens of the Average Jake Firefighter Podcast & Blog comes on the show to discuss all things fire, podcasting, giving a shit about your job, and so much more. Take 3 shots every time you hear "100%" said on this episode, and you might get a bit tipsy, depending on your tolerance!
July 1, 2019
Ep. 16 - Skip The Mine, Find The Nugget with Lt. Ben Whitson
The one where the boys thought they were getting into a truck conversation, but couldn't find the crayons so they discussed leadership and the young officer instead, asked the Lieutenant all about his experiences and methods to success, and even got into how to find the nuggets of information at any conference, lecture and class as opposed to searching for the entire goddamn mine (lest you be horribly disappointed). 
May 6, 2019
Ep. 15 - For Them In ALL Aspects Of The Job w/ Bobby Reichardt & Ozzie Carrillo
The one where the boys hit the road and travel to the wild wild west - El Paso specifically, and Anthony even more specifically - to meet up with old compadre Bobby and new friend Ozzie to record an episode and do some forcible entry training; the boys discuss the fire-medic concept, why "for them" is seen by some to only count when the house is on fire, Cody recounts the Banana Bathroom Massacre whilst giving shit to Ozzie for being a Nasty Girl, the West Valley boys talk about their experiences as young officers with the OG-10 and Bobby reverse-interviews the boys on their own show. ***Special shoutout to the wives of Ozzie and Bobby!!! Sorry we stole your hubbies away from y'all for the better part of the evening!
April 13, 2019
Ep. 14 - How A Compass Leads To Faster Grabs with Jeff Dykes
The one where the boys invite Cody's rookie on the show for the intro/outro, Stephen intentionally pisses off Cody by being a fantasy/sci-fi snob of the tallest order, Cody regales the boys with the tale of how he first learned the pain of having the breath knocked out of him, and Jeff Dykes of Northern Star Fire is on the show to talk about experience versus education, how formal education can benefit smaller departments, how too many firefighters are pursuing the wrong degrees, and of course how his Northern Star compass device helps firefighters make faster grabs on the fireground.
March 11, 2019
Ep. 13 - An Aggressive Interview With An Aggressive Fireman: Chris Tobin
The one where the boys dealt with the Procrastination Monkey (a real thing btw) and got stood up by the Panic Monster (also real), Cody and guest talk about their love of effective profanity, Chris Tobin of St. Louis Fire Department covers vacant buildings and why we shouldn't write them off right away, admits to the occasional transitional and defensive attack, points out that the shorter the bio is, the more humble the instructor usually tends to be, cancer and where the hell do we as the fire service draw the line, the fact that aggressive shouldn't be a bad word and you can do literally ANYTHING AGGRESSIVELY, and then of course Stephen bonds with him over the amazing African continent (go to Africa one day, you heathens! It's literally the best place ever). Also, Stephen apologizes for the delay...
February 13, 2019
Ep. 12 - Searchable Profiling vs. Survivability Profiling with Brian Olson
The one where the boys grapple once again with the terror of spotty internet (this time in a hotel in the DFW metroplex), Cody busts Stephen's balls about being starstruck, and Brian Olson of Eagle FD, Brothers In Battle, LLC, Search Culture, and promises to get conspiratorial when we meet in person and threatens to punch Cody after he makes a terrible Metallica dad-joke.
January 24, 2019
Ep. 11 - The Smoothbore/Fog Debate (Finally!) with Kyle Romagus and Chief Howard Rinewalt
The one where the boys drink Rip-Its in their neverending quest for cerebral and physical stimulation, Stephen recounts his harrowing experience with a fully-involved dog house, and Kyle Romagus and Chief Rinewalt of Engine Company Resurrection, FD Tactics and Smoothbore Cartel join the boys for a quickie on all things under the engine company sun!
January 10, 2019
Ep. 10 - Firefighter Functional Fitness with Jim Moss & Dan Kerrigan
The one where the boys introduce everyone to the Octosphincter, Cody buys a bunch of phallic gag gifts for the upcoming association party, and the authors of Firefighter Functional Fitness, Dan Kerrigan and Jim Moss, graciously come on the show and share their knowledge of the importance of being fit for duty.
December 22, 2018
Ep. 9 - The Millennial Problem with Bobby Reichardt
The one where the boys are amazed that a guest would drive all the way from sunny El Paso to the wintry Panhandle for an interview, they discuss what being a young officer is all about, why millennials get a bad rap and how to change it, and the fact that Cody & Stephen are lazier for having fallen in love with the Hose Mule. Keystones make a comeback in this episode and if you listen closely, you'll be able to hear the beer flowing down the esophaguses/esophagi and belched out in vapor form.
December 10, 2018
Ep. 8 - Fire Department Chronicles, Coffee, Calendar, and Comedy CPR with Jason Patton
The one where the boys laugh a whole bunch, Cody gets hit in the face by balls of ice, Stephen has a bad idea of doing an 8-hour episode one day, and Jason Patton of Fire Department Chronicles and Fire Department Coffee talks firefighting, EMS, CPR, comedy and pranks, accents and a whole hell of a lot more!
November 20, 2018
Ep. 7 - Positive Fire Service Culture, Traditions & Leather Helmets, & Chief Scott Thompson
The one where the boys bicker very briefly, much too briefly in fact, on politics, Cody saw a cool double-decker bus, Stephen bitches about unfair media coverage, and Chief Scott Thompson of The Colony (TX) Fire Department comes on the show to learn the hosts up on how to create and maintain a positive fire department culture centered around training and tradition. Chief Thompson's book, "The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups For Success And Survival", will be out soon via Fire Engineering. Also, Stephen messed up the title in the interview and is working diligently on his next "Dear Chief..." letter!
November 9, 2018
Ep. 6 - Deep South Fire Conference, True Firemanship, and Interview with OJ Kolodziej
The one where the boys talk about Stephen's rancid farts at a recent conference in San Marcos, Cody gets sent a dick pic during an arbitration exercise, and OJ Kolodziej of the Magic City Truck Academy is asked a million excited questions about the upcoming and much-anticipated inaugural Deep South Fire Conference.
October 30, 2018
Ep. 5 - Calling A MAYDAY, Doing PAR Correctly, and RIT Training with Lt. Stacy Nolen
The one where the boys lost the first part of their interview, Cody worked overtime and missed the re-deux, which allowed Stephen to get some solo interview time with the amazing Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department, and Cody magically reappears in the latter half of the episode. Lt. Nolen is a man of action who inspires change and puts on one hell of a MAYDAY/RIT course, and he shares all of this with the Due Work Brotherhood. All the listener is missing from the experience is the sweaty gear!
October 13, 2018
Ep. 4 - GPMvBTU, Good Salesmanship & Vollies - Interview with Gerald Johnston
The one where the boys talk about Cody transforming from a dirty heathen to a civilized presenter in his crusade to get right with an NFPA standard, Stephen sadly informs the audience that his stupid-slow internet sliced an episode in half and flushed it into the ether, and Army veteran and professional volunteer firefighter/salesman Gerald Johnston tells us his story. Also regrettably, the boys only briefly discussed smoothbores and fog nozzles so the fire service debate "blue balls" continue on for just awhile longer.
October 5, 2018
Ep. 3 - PTSD, Good vs Great Firefighters, and Chilling With A Police Officer
The one where Cody gets invited to a hunting & fishing trip, the boys discuss how they save money at convenient stores, Stephen launches into an anti-circumcision soapbox, PTSD and how to talk about it, the difference between a GOOD firefighter and a GREAT one, and closes out with an interview with Officer B, a local police officer from the Texas Panhandle.
September 26, 2018
Ep. 2 - Ambush Interview with E/O Aidan Mooney
The one where Cody and Stephen talk about bettering yourself as a firefighter even if it's out of your own pocket, lure an unsuspecting equipment operator into an interview, and second jobs. Oh and some war stories.
September 18, 2018
Introduction - Fire Station Talk
The one where Cody and Stephen start the process of bringing the fire station home to you. Due Work Podcast debuted on 9/11/18 and the hosts would like you to remember all the lives that ended on that tragic day and honor the sacrifice of all the heroes who rushed in to help. Never forget!
September 11, 2018