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In this episode, David speaks with Chief Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of FDIC.  Chief Halton talks about the virtue and importance of resilience in the fire service, and discusses the personalities of firefighters that sets them apart as leaders. We discuss what the privilege of being an American firefighter means, and how when it comes to resiliency, most firefighters celebrate the success of their peers.

Chief Halton references several powerful books in our conversation for those who want to go deeper into these topics. In addition, we cover awareness and prevention of cancer in the fire service, and how this is probably the greatest recruiting time in the history of the fire service and other professions.

Book References:
9:24 The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley
10:39 Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
19:57 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
22:44 Leadership and the Art of Self Deception by Arbinger Institute
28:25 Body Ritual among the Nacirema by Horace Miner
38:38 The Psychology of Totalitarianism by Mattias Desmet
44:10 Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence by Vivek Ramaswamy
44:33 Critical Theories by David Ingram