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Humpday Hangout: Taking Off the Cape

Taking Off the Cape: Firefighters, Mental Illness, and Resiliency Fire Engineering 12.21.2021 On this week’s Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood talk with guest Patrick J. Kenny, retired Illinois fire chief, about his perceived failure as a leader in his...

Retired Illinois fire chief speaks in Alexandria about son’s mental health battle, suicide

Patrick Kenny is a mental health advocate, author and inspirational speaker.  Dec. 13, 2021 Alexandria Echo Press  Written By: Celeste Edenloff Patrick Kenny, a fire chief for more than 25 years, couldn’t save the one person he wanted to save the most – his son, Sean....

Patrick Kenny on KXRA Newstalk Radio – Dec. 6th Open Line Program

December 6, 2021 KXRA Newstalk Radio Alexandria, Minnesota Patrick Kenny was in studio on KXRA Newstalk Radio Show with Chief Jeff Karrow, Dec. 6th Open Line Program Patrick J. Kenny was in Alexandria Minnesota as Keynote Speaker talking on Mayday for Mental Health®...

TAKING THE CAPE OFF by Patrick J. Kenny is an Award-Winning Finalist – 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

For immediate release: November 16, 2021 TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss by Patrick J. Kenny, is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting & Family, Spirituality, categories of the 2021 Best Book Awards...

Fire Chief Pat Kenny (Ret.) contributor to the 2021 IAFC Yellow Ribbon Report

IAFC-VCOS Releases the 2021 Yellow Ribbon Report Update on Responder Behavioral Wellness International Fire Chiefs Association (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section’s (VCOS) VCOS Yellow Ribbon Report Update Contributing Author: Pat Kenny Fire Chief...

Patrick J. Kenny Receive the Honorary Title of Fire Chief Emeritus

“On behalf of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Executive Board, congratulations on this Honorary Award.” Chief Joseph C. Holomy, Ret.Chairman, Fire Chief Emeritus Committee October 21, 2021 On behalf of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Fire Chief Emeritus...

Chicago Writers Association Announces TAKING THE CAPE OFF by Patrick J. Kenny as Book of the Year Finalist 2021

Congratulations to Patrick J. Kenny as a finalist of the 2021 CWA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS! Finalist Traditional Non-fiction Category 2021 CWA Book of the Year Awards Oct 16, 2021 TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss by...

Patrick J. Kenny on The Authors Show

September 23, 2021 Patrick J. Kenny is interviewed on The Authors Show shares with the listeners about his international best-selling book TAKING THE CAPE OFF: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss

“Get Up!” A Father’s Command from Heaven – TBH 175

Patrick J. Kenny interviewed on:  Touched by HEAVEN Everyday Encounters with God  Episode: "Get Up!" A Father's Command from Heaven - TBH 175 September 5, 2021 14-year-old Patrick Kenny lay by his father's grave on a frigid January day in Chicago. His goal? To die of...

“Taking The Cape Off” by Patrick J. Kenny Wins Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award

For immediate release: September 2, 2021 Readers' Favorite recognizes "Taking The Cape Off" by Patrick J. Kenny in its annual international book award contest, currently available at Amazon. The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of...
Patrick J. Kenny Awarded Instructor of the Year 2020-2021

Patrick J. Kenny Awarded Instructor of the Year 2020-2021

August 5, 2021 Fire Engineering Chief Patrick J. Kenny of the Western Springs (IL) Fire Department is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. The award was...

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TAKING THE CAPE OFF Receives Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars!

TAKING THE CAPE OFF Receives Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars!

Aug. 3, 2021 For immediate release Readers’ Favorite reviews the non-Fiction book – TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss by Patrick J. Kenny, currently available at Amazon.com  Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book...

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Pat Kenny on Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. May 22, 2021

Pat Kenny on Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. May 22, 2021

Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. May 22, 2021 by hibernianradio | May 24, 2021 Podcast Fox’s Pizza, Guinness, The Cork and Kerry Irish Pub and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour as we continue on our First Responders Tour at The Cork and Kerry Pub...

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Windy City Reviews: Taking The Cape Off

Windy City Reviews: Taking The Cape Off

Book Review: Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and LossFriday, June 25, 2021 Reviewed by eMMe (Deb) Lecos. Patrick Kenny’s book, Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss, is an open...

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Four Important Mental Health Leadership Lessons

Four Important Mental Health Leadership Lessons

International Association of Fire Chiefs - IAFC ICHEIFS ARTICLE April 2021 Chief Patrick J. Kenny Leadership can be a lonely road and one where gleaning wisdom from those who have walked the leadership path can shorten your journey to being a successful leader. I have...

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Leadership Lessons Learned During a Crisis

Leadership Lessons Learned During a Crisis

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) ICHIEFS ARTICLE By Chief Patrick J. Kenny April 2021 Leaders are accustomed to being in control. If you want to see leaders feel defeated, place them in a situation in which they feel powerless. Usually, you don’t see a...

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Video & Podcast Interviews

Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #13

Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #13

013 - Mayday for Firefighter Mental Health Nov 12, 2013 David J Soler Interview with Battalion Chief Patrick Kenny FirefigherToolbox.com About This Episode Chief Pat Kenny This interview deals with addressing mental health challenges in the Fire Service and the lack...

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