Public service jobs are often preceded by an undeniable calling, and for Matt Venema, it was no different. A combination of family history, searching for purpose, and the events of 9/11 led Matt to what is currently an 18 year career in firefighting. 

In this episode, Jon and Marc talk with Matt Venema about his firefighting work, his unique approach to teaching CPR/first aid and how he makes it applicable to his specific audiences (i.e. not boring AF!!), and how fitness has continued to play a role throughout his life. 

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