2020 Year In Review with Jason Brezler and James McNamara


In this episode, host Patti Murphy is joined by Jason Brezler and Jim McNamara as we look back at a year that was like no other we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Against the backdrop of a global Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 catapulted all of us into world-changing events. From the tragic loss of life and economic effects of the pandemic to civil unrest to ongoing wildfires, 2020 has certainly been a defining one. Those who subscribe to the podcast will surely be familiar with both Jason and Jim, but for those who may be tuning in for the first time: Jason is the Founder and President of Leadership Under Fire and currently is a Lieutenant in the FDNY. Prior to becoming a firefighter and creating the Leadership Under Fire Team, Jason began his career as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He’s led Marines on several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for his combat service. Jim serves as a Human Performance Advisor for Leadership Under Fire. He is the author of the LUF Senior Man’s Performance Journal and regularly hosts Senior Man Feature Episodes on this podcast. Jim is an FDNY firefighter who joined the Department in 1994 and currently serves in Ladder Co. 26 in Harlem.