EP 33: It’s Ok to Feel Your Feelings – Jason Patton

by | Dec 21, 2022 | PODCAST

In this episode of Beyond the First Response, Christy and Robyn talk with Firefighter Jason Patton of Fire Department Chronicles and Fire Department Coffee.


17 year veteran FF Jason Patton uses his personal struggles with mental health as motivation for his often ‘art imitating life’ take on firefighting in the wildly popular “Fire Department Chronicles” videos. Whether you are a first responder or a civilian surfing You Tube, you will no doubt find yourself smiling and laughing. 

Seriously, Who Does This?

Sometimes during a call, you look at the situation and think seriously, who does this? For many first responders this happens all the time and Jason has found the best way to not let this view of humanity get to him is just to laugh. As many firefighters have free time on their hands during their off days, Jason and friends have also embarked on a successful venture as coffeemakers and distributers. Fire Department Coffee can now be found in big box supermarkets such as Albertsons and Safeway. This stuff isn’t for the faint of heart though! This is the caffeine dosage of someone who needs to stay awake for 48 hours!!!

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