EPISODE 64, SEASON 2:
In this special bonus episode, an Activity Ambassador profile, John interviews Rob Verhelst from Madison, Wisconsin, who is also known as Fireman Rob.

Topics covered include how the Ironman triathlon helped him to find his passion, his take on safer streets for active living as a working emergency services professional, the role activity played in helping him deal with PTSD in the aftermath of 9-11 and so much more.
Fireman Rob “Leadership Forged In The Fires” video – below
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Show Notes:

In this rare mid-week episode, John and Rob talk through a wide range of topics, including how the Ironman triathlon helped him to find his passion, his take on safer streets for active living as a working emergency services professional, the role activity played in helping him deal with PTSD in the aftermath of 9-11 and so much more.

Additional Helpful Links:

Landing page for this episode on the Active Towns website – for access to photos, videos, and other cool stuff.

Rob’s website the Forged in the Fires book and his podcast

The Fireman Rob Foundation to make a #BearaSMILE donation – Hint: when you get to the donation screen, be sure to scroll down to the Fireman Rob Foundation in the selection list.

The Blazeman Foundation – The War on ALS

The Endurance Zone

Vision Zero Network

RoadID – John wears his RoadID on his watchband, pretty much 24/7

Rob mentioned Jan Frodeno in passing – he is the world record holder for the Ironman-distance triathlon, set in Roth, Germany in 2016 with 7:35:39 hours.

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.

Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John
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