How Much is Enough?

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This very question was posed to me by a member who was complaining about training. I looked and thought about the question and then asked a question of my own: “Are we good enough? Are you standing here telling me that we, as a department, are good enough to quit practicing?” The response was one […]

Blauer Boot Review

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I’m somewhat a creature of habit when it comes to my clothing and footwear for work. I have worn the same brand of boots for over 20 years, and they have served me well. So, when I was contacted by Blauer to try a new boot my comfort level was shaken up a little. But, […]

Leadership Thought for the Day: How to Measure

Don’t measure yourself and success against what others have done. That is not a true evaluation of your achievements. Rather, measure yourself against the positive differences you have made in the lives and careers you’ve touched. It may be a subtle conversation that no other person knows about or a little encouragement given that made […]

FREE Webinar Rescheduled

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the webinar for tomorrow has been rescheduled for September 17, 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Really?!?!

I’m going t be real careful about how I word this post as not to offend anyone. But I have to admit, I have been shaking my head about some posts for a while now and regarding some comments to posts. I know that the new ‘stuff’ coming from Ul, NIST, ISFSI and others is […]

Significant Stuff from the UL/NIST Studies: Not Exterior Water Application

I have been sifting through information, articles, blogs, classes, videos and everything in between for the past couple of years from the recent UL and NIST burns and research. We have all argued or debated about the application of exterior water and whether or not this is appropriate or not. While I believe there is […]

FOOLS International Conference: Round Table

I just got back from the International FOOLS Conference in Rogers, Arkansas. First, let me say that Scott Mendham and the Natural FOOLS did a great job putting together a fantastic conference. Second, if you would like to listen to a great discussion of some of the legends of the fire service–John Salka, Mike Dugan, […]

Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member: “As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get […]

Company Drill: Lost SCBA

Here is a quick drill for you company officers or acting officers to hold with your crew. Feel to expand and adapt as needed and use as you like. TNFO CD 2013-10 week 2

Company Officer Boot Camp: September 8, 2014

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Round three for the Company Officer Boot Camp! Here is the registration and information for the course. Thanks for all of the interest and support! For specific questions, please email thenewfireofficer@gmail.com. If you would like to enroll multiple officers from your department, let me know so we can work out an exclusive class or provide […]

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Jason Hoevelmann

Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal with the Sullivan Fire Protection District, a combination department, and a career firefighter/paramedic with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in North St. Louis County.

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Recent Posts
How Much is Enough? September 10, 2014
IMG_1663-0.JPG Blauer Boot Review September 8, 2014
FREE Webinar Rescheduled August 27, 2014
Really?!?! August 23, 2014
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Chris Sterricker
Really?!?!
Great read Jason. I liken this issue to the recent unfortunate events in Kentucky in which a firefighter was killed and another, his mother, seriously injured when struck at the scene of a car fire. The response to the tragedy was for the fire department to immediately institute a complete shut-down policy of any incident…
2014-08-27 00:39:49
Bill Carey
Really?!?!
Well written Jason; nice job. Bill Carey
2014-08-25 13:37:42
John Mallott
Significant Stuff from the UL/NIST Studies: Not Exterior Water Application
Jason; Some good information the fire service is very dynamic and always changing. thanks for the article will share with the fire department officers for "food for thought" and some insight information..
2014-08-04 16:54:47
Billy Shockley
Opportunities for Training: Not Just on the Drill Ground
Love to have the opportunity to train to be a firefighter
2014-07-18 21:00:13
dc802
FREE Webinar from The New Fire Officer: Part 2
I will post the link today for the first video. I am attaching a video that also explains an online course that I offer for officer development. The next class is beginning Sept. 4, 2014. Look for the link on this page and at thenewfireofficer.com http://youtu.be/A9oXTQQhgP8 https://app.box.com/s/n4q0az6hrd296fyznaql This is the link for the first video.…
2014-07-18 15:50:08

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