TACMED (Part 1) - TCCC, Training, and Tactics for First Responders with Dr. Mike Simpson

Aug. 14, 2019

Dr. Mike “Doc” Simpson, the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast, joins Adam to discuss tactical medicine for first responders. This two (2) part episode covers tactical medical training, standards, and tactics before moving into personal medical equipment, IFAKs, and Doc’s views on what needs…

Situational Awareness - You Don't Know What You Don't Know with Dr. Rich Gasaway

July 31, 2019

What is Situational Awareness and why does it matter to Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Personnel? How do we teach situational awareness and what are the challenges faces by agencies and departments when it comes to establishing preventative efforts. This is a special episode where Adam joins f…

Student to Instructor - Who is Responsible for Your Training? with Scott Warren

July 26, 2019

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/008. Scott is a 35-year veteran of the RCMP, retiring in 2017 as a Staff Sergeant. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 where he led a small training cadre tasked with delivering training to the GDPSU (National SWAT Team). He has also conducted multiple training …

Mental Health Interractions - Finding the Correct Response with Leslie Hadfield

July 19, 2019

Interacting with People with Special Needs or a Mental Disability can be an extremely difficult task for any First Responder. Adam and Leslie dive deep into "What is an appropriate response?" for officers and emergency personnel. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who interacts with the publi…

How Things Change After Incidents: Police Training & Tactics with Scott Burge

July 11, 2019

Plainclothes/Covert Firearms Training, Issued vs Non-Issued Equipment, How training changes after a Serious Incident or Line-of-Duty death. Adam and Scott discuss many topics in this open conversation about police training in Canada. Scott breaks down why he got into training and what drives him to…

Crisis Negotiation: The Stuff You Don't See In Movies with Dr. Andy Young

July 3, 2019

What is the difference between the Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation tactics we see on TV and in movies versus what actually happens in real life? Adam sits down (via phone) with Dr. Young to discuss what Crisis Negotiation is and how it affects everyone responding to the call, not just the negotiator o…

Training Philosophies: A Guide to Leadership in Training with Brian Willis

June 27, 2019

Adam talks with Brian Willis after he returns from the 2019 ILEETA Conference. They discuss what Brian believes to be life's most important question: What's Important Now? and break down the current state of law enforcement training. This podcast will be relevant for anyone in a leadership or train…

Building Effective (Firearms) Training Programs with Nick Brazeau

June 20, 2019

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Honey Badgers Don't Give a F--K with Grant Ellsworth

June 12, 2019

Adam sits down with Grant Ellsworth, a Federal Corrections Officer, to discuss how do deal with difficult people in difficult situations. We discuss Honey Badger Alliance, a community build by Grant to promote positive thinking and overall mental health for not only Correctional Officers but all La…

An Introduction: What Are We Doing Here?

June 11, 2019

WELCOME. This is the first episode of the podcast and I couldn't be more honored to be able to deliver this platform to the brave Men and Women who CHOOSE to put themselves on the line to protect their friends, their families, their communities, and their country. This podcast is a way to bring tog…