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Engine House Training 2017-2018 Class Offerings

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      Free offerings are only available in MO from Division of Fire Service Education Commission.  The list is open for other departments or agencies to book outside of MO as well.   Attached is the class list available for state funding for 2017-2018. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. […]

032–EHT Podcast–Sub Level Fire Topics

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        Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS     This episode Jason discusses sub-level challenges with Adam Hansen from Milford, CT.  Adam has written two recent  articles with Fire Engineering and we discuss some of the content.   Be sure to check it out and […]

LODD’s On or Near Father’s Day: Never Forget

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Chief Joe Pronesti and Jason Hoevelmann discuss three fires that happened on, or near Father’s Day.  The fires had a huge impact on many families, as all line of duty deaths do and we felt it appropriate to discuss the lessons and stories of these fires. Chief Pronesti also has a recent article about these […]

Surviving the Poor Company or Department

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Surround yourself with good people, positive energy comes for this. Stay in your lane. If you are a firefighter in a bad situation, then just concentrate on being the best firefighter you can. If you are a chauffeur or a company officer same thing. Your ability with two, five, seven years of experience probably is […]

Bright Star Right Angle LED Flashlight Review

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Brightly LED Right Angle Light   www.BrightGuy.com Facebook.com/BrightGuyInc Twitter: @BrightGuyInc We’ve all been there, we get on the scene and start working and need the light we have attached to our turn out coat to help light a hallway or accident scene and when we hit the “on” button we get a week glimmer or […]

What are going to do at 3 AM……When THAT Call Comes In?

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  “What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”   We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be […]

What is Aggressive?

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First, let me say that this post has nothing to do with the debate about interior versus exterior, so if you’re trolling for something like that, just move along. No, this is one post in a string of future posts that will address some situations I’ve recently seen regarding aggressiveness and the lack of on […]

BC Development Class–Online: July 25, 2016

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      This class is one I’ve been asked about since rolling out the Company Officer Development Program we’ve been doing for almost two years with great success. The Battalion Chief version is the same format but it is six weeks instead of five and it focuses on issues OFF of the fire ground. […]

Don’t Discount the ‘Can’

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As a young firefighter at my first career job, I had a captain that made us take a can on just about every type of alarm.  Fire alarm–take the can.  Odor of smoke–take the can.  The list goes on and it became a habit for us to grab the can.  During my time there (it’s […]

Four Principles for Success for Fire Officer

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    In this episode we discuss four principles that will help the fire officer, or individual in any walk of life be successful and provides guidance in being effective. Be generous Be constructive Be productive Be aggressive I am also attaching a link to the video and the Powerpoint that was used for the […]

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