Episode 6: Lt. Joe Lennon FDNY | Know Who You Are

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Lt. Joe Lennon with FDNY.  Lt. Lennon is a firefighter and a Mental Health Counselor with FDNY.  He also serves as an IAFF Lead Instructor for Peer Support training.  Lt. Lennon shares advice on finding your own identity.  For instance, although I listed what Lt. Lennon does …

Episode 5: Chief Todd LeDuc | Hard Charger to Servant Leader

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Retired Chief Todd LeDuc.  Chief serves as a board member for the IAFC, book editor of Surviving the Fire Service, and is the Chief Strategy Officer for Life Scan Wellness.  Chief LeDuc believes in putting family and wellness as top priorities.  Although, he shares how unplugging from …

Episode 4: with Chief Dan Kerrigan | Firefighter Functional Fitness

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with IAFF firefighter and co-author of Firefighter Functional Fitness, Chief Dan Kerrigan.  He believes in being a loving husband and active father. Chief Kerrigan encourages firefighters to find a hobby.  You will find him on the golf course, traveling, or riding his motorcycle.  He believes in “controlling the …

Episode 3: with Heith Good | Faith Family Firefighting Balance

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with IAFF firefighter Heith Good.  He is 22-years into firefighting while being a loving husband and active father.  Heith is instrumental in helping agencies and individuals with developing peer support programs. He shares his personal stories about faith, family, and firefighting balance.  As a result, Heith encourages all …

Episode 2: with Sgt. Eric McCants | Family Balance

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with law enforcement officer Sgt. Eric McCants.  He is a patrol officer and SWAT team member of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.  The two are discussing Eric’s proactive strategy of consistently communicating with his wife.  As a result, Sgt. McCants offers ideas on how you can plan and …

Episode 1: with Jim Burneka | The Big Picture

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson speaks with Jim Burneka of Firefighter Cancer Consultants, LLC. The two discuss Jim’s view about the “Big Picture” of work-life balance and self care.