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Better Every Shift Podcast

The Better Every Shift Podcast spotlights the passion and perseverance of firefighters and EMS providers.

Hosted by Madison (Wisconsin) Firefighter Aaron Zamzow and FireRescue1 Editor-in-Chief Janelle Foskett, the show brings kitchen table conversations to the airwaves, always focused on solutions, positivity and the realities of station life. Zamzow and guests tackle myriad hot topics, fire service news, plus a dash of pop culture, bringing some levity to the often very serious nature of the profession. Dig into what drives firefighters to improve themselves, their crew, even the fire service as a whole. Listen in to get better every day, every call, every shift.

New episodes of the Better Every Shift podcast launch every Thursday on as well as major podcast platforms. A video version of the podcast will air on YouTube.

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