First Due Quick Drill for the Combos and Volunteers

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From Captain David Konys Dealing with manpower issues is a problem that I deal with at the department where I work and where I volunteer.  I am always looking for ways to maximize our manpower and it starts on the training ground.   I usually have a three man engine crew and when we are […]

A Story of Survival with Kansas City Fire Captain Charley Cashen

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In this episode of the Engine House Training Podcast, Kansas City, Missouri Fire Captain Charley Cashen shares his story of survival. Charley was caught in a rapidly changing fire while searching for a victim in the basement of a home in January 2015. Captain Cashen, a 30 year fire service veteran shares his experience, and lessons […]

Choosing the Right Bailout Kit

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Be sure to check out our HOT class at FDIC 2015: Firefighter Bailout Choosing the Right Bailout System for Your Department February 11, 2015 by Frank Lipski Leave a Comment   Introduction The process of choosing a bailout system for your agency can be difficult to say the least.  In this article, I am going to share with you my […]

Engine House Training, LLC Podcast #1 from MU Winter Fire School

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[Podcast-001] – FOOLS Talk From MU Winter Fire School 2015 February 9, 2015 by Frank Lipski 1 Comment In this interview we talk with members of the Muddy River Fools, Natural Fools, and Ozark Mountain Fools about the brotherhood and the FOOLS organization.  Great conversation about upcoming events, and all things firefighting.  Recorded LIVE from University of Missouri […]

5 Week Officer Development Program: Online

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You asked for it, here it is. Condensed version of the online Officer Boot Camp. This class is shorter and has fewer assignments for those with time restraints. Register at the link: Register HERE For those that want a more intimate setting, schedule a one day or two day program at your fire department. Contact […]

The 2 1/2″ Line: Sweat, Effort and Persistence

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How do you run your 2 1/2″ lines? What types of nozzles? Pre-connect or static? Length? What is your preference and why? This is a valuable weapon when deployed correctly. However, some are of the opinion that it’s just to big and heavy to use for an initial attack or with just one person. What […]

FDIC HOT Class 2015

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We all know that getting water on the fire as quickly as possible is the best way to avoid bad situations. We also know that some of the best in the business have been confronted with situations beyond their control even after doing all the right things and were forced to make very tough decisions […]

My 2014 Take Away

Since the end of 2014, I have been reading and listening to year end thoughts and data related to the fire service. There has been discussion on types of calls, near misses and, of course, line of duty deaths. Numbers are broken down and categorized for each type of injury or death that is fire […]

Opposing Forces

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A common question that is posed from current and prospective officers along with engaged firefighters is “how do you deal with superior officers or an organization that doesn’t want to move forward?” First, it’s not always the organization or the superior officers that are the sole problem. I’ve seen good, engaged, enthusiastic  firefighters circumvent the […]

Don’t Wait for Your Ship, You Might Miss It!

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In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to be involved in both sides of the promotional process: as a participant and as an interviewer. Both are stressful and will challenge you. You must be able to pull from your training, education, experience and coaching in both circumstances to arrive at a positive decision and […]

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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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Dan Martin
Choosing the Right Bailout Kit
There is academic research out there on portions of these systems; specifically the ropes. Feel free to contact the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute, Firefighter Life Safety Research Institute to get more information. We all are in this together, to keep firefighters safe.
2015-02-12 21:42:32
reny
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
Do you get a cert like fire officer 1 or 2 when your done?
2015-02-11 01:19:17
Jeff Coffey
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
What is the cost of this online course?
2015-02-10 19:41:17
Evan
5 Week Officer Development Program: Online
will you get a certification or a certificate?? Is it at ur own speed?
2015-02-10 19:39:42
Omar
The 2 1/2″ Line: Sweat, Effort and Persistence
Nosotros usamos el 2 1/2 como respaldo principalmente en estructuras grandes como edificios, para casas solo usamos de 1 3/4, los tendidos de respaldo en 2 1/2 andan pre conectados en la parte posterior del camión y tenemos las líneas de alimentación en 3 pulgadas que usamos también para extender los tendidos, en si, las…
2015-02-07 21:15:02

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