142. Thanksgiving Special. Meet The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.). Courage, Leadership, Perspective, Songs. Inside 9/11 and the Deutsche Bank Fire with Firefighter Hero Rich Naviasky.

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This Thanksgiving, Independent Americans is bringing you a special holiday treat of new content. Paul has a few things to say (he always does) and then introduces you to the powerful and inspiring new podcast from Righteous Media: The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.). We’re extremely excited about this new show and we think you will be too. 

Welcome to the first ever episode of the Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.). It’s the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by frequent and beloved Independent Americans guest, Rob Serra, this episode hits the ground running and doesn’t look back. It’s one of the best from this Season 1 that kicked off earlier this fall on 9/11.

It features 9/11 hero firefighter Rich “The Nav” Naviasky. Over a 20 year career at the FDNY, he saw some shit. The kind of shit that sticks with you. From the chaotic morning of 9/11, to the deadly 2007 Deutsche Bank fire that killed two firefighters and injured more than 100, to the horrific 2017 Halloween terrorist truck attack that killed 8 people and slammed into a school bus, Rich has been on the scene at some of the most harrowing fire calls of the last two decades. He’ll take you inside the hardest days, he’ll share heartbreakingly graphic detail, and show you the magnitude of the decisions required of these incredible men and women. He will also leave you inspired by his fortitude, his heart and his example of selfless service. It’s perfect for your holiday drive, flight or downtime. 

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 

Host Rob Serra (@SerraRob) is America’s leading advocate for firefighters and first-responders. A renowned activist, technical expert and father of three, Rob was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. He began his firefighting career with the FDNY in July 2001 just six weeks after graduating from college. And his first day in the field was September 11th. While he was not scheduled to work that Tuesday, he, along with thousands of others, reported to the World Trade Center to help with the aftermath of the attacks.

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 was a time for reflection, a time for remembering. Never forget isn’t just a hashtag. And if you’re a regular listener of Independent Americans, one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, the family or a friend of one, or just interested in the real world of firefighters, this is your new home. 

And that home has a little special sauce this episode. Rob’s mother-in-law makes Nanny’s Tomato Basil Pasta. It’s a delicious dish that will feed your family… or a hungry firehouse and leave everyone happy. 

Are you a firefighter that has a great story to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit thefirefighters.us for videos, Firefighters merch and more great content.

We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact. Just like we do with IA. 

You can also watch video of this show with Rich Naviasky on the Righteous YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires–and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us

You can also watch video of this full conversation:

#StayLow America.

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