LT 093 | Charles Buston & Zar Horton – Training the Tactical Athlete

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My guests for Episode 093 of the LEO Training Podcast are Charles Bustos, SFGII and Master SFG Zar Horton.Charles is a husband, father of 2 boys and a firefighter/paramedic with the Albuquerque Fire Department. Charles served 6 years of active duty service in the Air Force. Zar Horton, the founder of FIREBELLZ, is a 28 year veteran of the Albuquerque Fire Department currently serving as a Battalion Chief. He currently holds position of Master Kettlebell Instructor with STRONGFIRST. He has instructed across the United States and internationally.

Charles and Zar were gracious enough to make time for a dual interview and share their experiences as full time firefighters. Together, they have over 40 years of experience and share their thoughts and expertise on training various law enforcement and tactical operatives.

Interview Topics:

  • Intro/Background
  • Origins of Firebellz
  • Occupational demands of firefighters and how they need to be addressed
  • Skills/Lifts emphasized for tactical operatives
  • Zar and Charles thoughts on the Pensacola FireFighter Study
  • How they set up their ranking system at Firebellz and the culture it’s created
  • and much more!

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