For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

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I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members. In the first […]

Second Due with First Due Eyes

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As a late arriving officer there are some things that need to be done before just heading inside for the sake of heading inside. As I always mention, follow your departments guidelines and assignments. In particular, as second due there are some things that I like to specifically do in concert with my assignment. If […]

“Company Officer Boot Camp” 2-Day On Site Class

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For the past year I have provided three, 10 week Company Officer Boot Camp classes and with more request filtering in and registrations for the first class starting in 2015. I have had several requests for an on-site class, well, here it is! This is a 2 day, 16 hour class offering with group activities, […]

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, […]

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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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mike mccarthy
For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare
EXCELLENT !!...would love to hear the rest of the commandments
2014-10-18 00:22:32
dc802
“Company Officer Boot Camp” 2-Day On Site Class
If you are looking for the online version, it is $300 and the next class will start near the first of the year or in December 2014.
2014-10-17 16:17:39
dc802
“Company Officer Boot Camp” 2-Day On Site Class
The class is $1500 for 2 days, plus travel and lodging.
2014-10-16 01:42:40
Joe
“Company Officer Boot Camp” 2-Day On Site Class
I would like to know the pricing on Company officer boot camp thanks
2014-10-15 22:29:07
MIKE MCCARTHY
Second Due with First Due Eyes
OUR SOP'S FOR THE SECOND DUE ENGINE IS TO AUGMENT AND ENSURE THAT A POSITIVE WATER SUPPLY IS ESTABLISHED TO THE FIRST DUE ENGINE. UPON COMPLETION OF THAT ASSIGNMENT IS TO ASSIST THAT THE FIRST DUE ENGINE CAN GET WATER TO THE FIRE EITHER BY ASSISTING IN STRETCHING THE FIRST LINE OFF IF NEEDED OR…
2014-10-10 08:08:04

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