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Episode 76 of the Copeland Coaching Podcast is now live! This week, we talk with Barry O’Neill in Memphis, TN.

Barry is a Lieutenant for the Memphis Fire Department. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, and is a Paramedic. Barry has served both as a paid and volunteer firefighter and emergency services professional for over 25 years. He’s also currently attending the Executive Fire Officer Program with the National Fire Academy. In fact, he’s a third generation firefighter!

On today’s podcast, Barry shares the inside scoop on how to become a firefighter, the differences in paid and volunteer firefighters, and about a study he’s conducting on sleep’s impact on performance. He also reminds us to check the batteries in our smoke detector when we change our clocks — and he answers listener questions.

You can view all the photos from my tour of the Memphis Fire Department on Facebook here.


Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it for free on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. If you enjoy the program, subscribe today to the Copeland Coaching Podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to ensure you don’t miss an episode!

To learn more about the Memphis Fire Department, visit their website at




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