Jumpseat Radio 044 Firefighter Families with Lori Mercer 


In this week episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Lori Mercer from the firefighterwife.com.  Lori is the Chief Fire Wife for firefighter wife where she has established a community of wives that share information about being a wife/husband of a firefighter. 


In this episode Lori Discusses:


  • Transition from on calls to at home 
  • Recognizing the signs of a stressed firefighter spouse
  • Opening communication between firefighter and spouse
  • 3 tips to start the communication process
  • Dealing with being apart during shift work 



Lori Mercer 

Lori with Husband Dan

Meet the "WifeOnFire" Behind This Community


I am Lori Mercer AKA "WifeOnFire" and founder of this community.   My husband Dan is the firefighter who qualifies me for this noble title and who so courageously has chosen to lead with Husband and Dad as his most important titles, even before that already amazing title of Firefighter.



Together we give our all at parenting our 4 kids (as of Feb 2015 ages 15, 12, 10 and 7).   When we were newlyweds and the kids were toddlers and pre-schoolers and I was seemingly always pregnant or nursing non-stop, we were a bit of a train wreck.  And I partially blamed the fire service.  By the grace of God we survived!  And we're here to share our story and make a safe haven of encouragement for others fire families.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_044_FireFighter_Famlies_with_Lori_Mercer_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EST