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Be the HERo

of your own story!

It's crucial to look within and refine yourself in order to become the hero of your own story. Identifying and nurturing what intensifies your inner FIRE is the key.


Inside The Forge, you'll work with me 1-on-1 and I will guide you through your own FIRE Flow Path that will guide you to where you want to be!


ryan rodriquez

It was my dream to become a firefighter/paramedic and join the brotherhood of men and women that put their lives on the line to help others in need.  I've lived and worked for 18 years as a professional firefighter and have learned a lot about what it takes to maintain physical and mental health while sustaining a healthy balance in my personal and professional life.

Unfortunately, there is an increasing number of my brothers and sisters who are finding it more difficult to manage their overall health.  In 2017, firefighter and first-responder suicides surpassed line of duty deaths (LODDs) for the first time ever.  This devastating news has revealed that we have a very real problem within the fire service community and it MUST not be ignored!

With IGNITEd, I am building a brotherhood of firefighters who will challenge the status quo through self-improvement and accountability. Our working environments must be positively influenced and in order to improve them, we must first improve ourselves. 

The IGNITEd Firefighter Podcast is a way to shed light on the issues facing us today as well as provide some strategies to help manage those challenges. We become stronger as we build each other, but we must first make sure that we are taking care of ourselves.  Otherwise, we can't take care of those we are sworn to serve.

It's time to OWN IT when it comes to our physical and mental health as well as how we treat each other within our organizations!

About Ignited


what is the forge?

Low morale and burnout are spreading like wildfire among the public safety community. As a result, people are struggling to find joy and purpose in their role as public servants. They are also struggling to maintain balance in their private lives.

In my career as a firefighter/paramedic, I have not experienced ANY of the ideals that I was sold about the fire service; the camaraderie, the brotherhood, the sense of family. I feel like I was sold a "bill of goods' and I know that I'm not the only one.

I am building the community I wish I would've had. It's called The Forge and it will provide you with a framework to help you identify and keep a hold of what lights your fire and keeps you motivated. Not only that, the systems and community inside The Forge will hold you accountable to that framework so you can regain purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in your roles.

Joining is simple! Just fill out the application and schedule a quick 15-minute call with me where I learn more about you and the unique struggles you're facing. Once inside The Forge you will have access to:

  • a goal-tracking template

  • a workbook focused on introspection and growth

  • other members of The Forge

  • weekly accountability meetings with me via Zoom

  • events and merchandise exclusive to Forge members

You will be set up for success in tackling your biggest challenges and growing yourself all while feeling the support of The Forge community!

Don't let burnout take from you the career and life that you deserve!



"Ryan has been a great support and mentor to me in my new role in leadership. He has guided me through some very difficult decisions and helped me to formulate new and effective solutions to motivate and build my team. Thank you Ryan!"

- Alex

"Ryan has helped me accomplish things I didn't think I could."

- Kim

"With his coaching and insight, I was able to refine my mind and body to a point where I felt confident testing with a fire department."

- Tyler

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