Class Offerings 2019-2020

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This Fall is setting up to be a busy time for presentations and classes.  From Indiana, Alberta, Canada to Northern Virginia I’m lucky to get to do this.  I get regular inquires into what is available for offerings, so here are the staples of what is requested and presented. Shoot me an email at jhoevelmann@gmail.com […]

FDC Consideration in Multi-Family Buildings

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  Do you know the details of your buildings? This shows an FDC, but do you know what it supplies and where? A few things on apartment/multi-family buildings. Get inside and see what you have. In this building, the only portions that are sprinklered is the mechanical and storage areas. None in the hallway and […]

EHT Episode 46: Questions and Answers about Search

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We must train as much as possible on our search techniques.  We just aren’t that good as a fire service.  In this episode the guys discuss some questions about prior podcasts on search.  Take a listen and share.

EHT Episode 41, Search Part 2

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Here is part 2 of search with the group.  There is some great information in here and you don’t want to miss it.

EHT Episode 40–Truck Work Part 6: Search and Rescue Part 1

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  In this episode the group discusses some basics of search and rescue. As you can guess, this is a topic that provides a great many avenues and options.  The critical nature of this tactic is why we do what we do–to save lives. What may seem simple and easy is really a skill that […]

BC Development Class—Online

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  The next online Battalion Chief Development class will start September 17, 2018.  This class runs about 4 times per year and fills every class.  There are 30 seats available and first come, first serve rules. This is primarily the administrative side of the job and dealing with the new roles and responsibilities that can […]

Is it Really That Bad?

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  It’s been a while since I posted on here just for the sake of having an opinion, but there has been something bothering me.  I read other blog posts, articles, watch live Facebook videos and hear about how there is no Brotherhood.  I listen to the rants of how this ‘new’ generation just doesn’t […]

Ground Ladders Part 2 : Podcast from Engine House Training

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 Join us again with Part 2 on ground ladders. The group will discuss deployment, ladder choice and some common sense ideas for using ground ladders, no matter the size or location of your department.    

EHT Episode 38–Truck Ops Part 4–Ground Ladders Part 1

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  This is part one of the use of ground ladders.  In this episode we discuss the challenges of where we store them, deploying them and some of the small nuances that can make all the difference in your ground ladder uses. No matter how large or small your department, you will be faced with […]

EHT Episode 37–Truck Work Part 3-Forcible Entry

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In this episode the group discusses forcible entry for success on any fireground. Whether you’re urban, suburban or rural–the skills set is the same and the challenge of getting in and out are critical to our success.   Listen in and share!

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