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Bobby Halton's Discussions

A Community Member Has Lost Everything
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Halton Sep 13, 2013.

Where You an Eagle Scout?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lt. Billy Greenwood Dec 16, 2012.

 

Chief Bobby Halton Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering Magazine

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Bobby Halton and Brad Dougherty are now friends
yesterday
Bobby Halton shared David Rhodes's blog post on Twitter
Thursday
Bobby Halton shared Becki White's blog post on Twitter
Oct 13
Bobby Halton shared David Rhodes's blog post on Twitter
Oct 12
Bobby Halton shared David Rhodes's blog post on Twitter
Oct 5
Bobby Halton posted a video

PGFD House Fire - 9200 Block of Gary Lane, Springdale

At about 1:15 pm, Thursday, October 2, Firefighters arrived at this 2-story single family home in the 9200 block of Gary Lane, Springdale, with smoke showing...
Oct 3
Bobby Halton shared Paul Combs's blog post on Twitter
Oct 2
Bobby Halton shared RON KANTERMAN's blog post on Twitter
Sep 30

Profile Information

Lives in:
Collinsville OK
Department:
Retired Albuquerque Deputy Chief Operations / Coppell Texas Fire Chief
Title/rank:
Editor in Chief Fire Engineering Magazine
Years of public service:
28
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Chief Fire Offficer, Haz Mat
Topics you provide training for:
Tactics / Fire Behavior / Leadership / Decision Making / Critical Incident Management / Blue Card Certification / Assessment Center Training / Public Speaking
Areas of expertise:
Public speaking, Fireground tactics, Fireground decision-making, fire behavior, interpersonal dynamics, Leadership in the fire service, Fireground command, instructional dynamics, Classroom presentations, Fire service politics
Bio:
Chief Bobby Halton ret. is currently editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Chief Halton is a native New Yorker. He began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Bobby was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, Bobby left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine.

Chief Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States, Canada and internationally.
Web site:
http://FireEngineering.com

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Tom Jenkins for 2nd Vice President

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:32pm

Our Problem

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 3:25pm — 5 Comments

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At 10:25am on January 21, 2014, Shawn St Peter said…
Chief Halton,

My Apologies, I guess I should have read closer to the disclaimers.
I will remove myself immediately. My intention was not to be deceitful but to protect the identity of my community, department and Chief.

Respectfully
Shawn St Peter
At 12:42pm on January 7, 2014, Becki White said…

Hey Chief - Yes, there have been some in the area.  I can reach out and extend your request for someone to write if you would like. B.

At 8:20am on January 7, 2014, Warren Cersley said…

Thank You as always for your work and your feedback on blog posts. It means more than you know.

Warren Cersley

At 11:29am on December 2, 2013, Becki White said…

Hi Chief!  PJ said I needed to get on here - so here goes!

Thanks for sharing my article again last week. Next one comes out tomorrow.

Chief Parker says hi.

BW 

At 7:08pm on August 21, 2013, Hector Rivera said…
Bobby thanks for showing interest in our training facility, it was customized and built by american fire training systems. It has a class A burner, SCBA maze with configurable walls, forcible entry doors, Denver Drill window, vertical ventilation prop, vertical drop for confined space entry, stair case for hose drills, elevator door prop, multiple windows for bailouts, pickups, etc. Four floors for high rise simulation with stand pipes, and 10000 mbs high angle anchor. We are thrill with our "toy".
At 11:16pm on August 29, 2012, Ryan Gilbert said…

Bobby,

Myself and another firefighter were recently disciplined for authoring an article in Fire Engineering.  Our Chiefs perspective is that city property (including bunker gear, apparatus, and tools in the photos) is not to be used for non-city business.  Is this a standard policy in fire departments and cities around the nation?  If so, how do the rest of your authors navigate these issues?  What was your perspective as Chief of Albuquerque?  Thanks for considering.

Take care

-Ryan

At 10:44am on July 24, 2012, A Clouser said…

Only if you are offering? haha

At 10:10am on July 24, 2012, A Clouser said…

Enjoy the frozen tundra for all of us FOOLS who couldn't make it up!!  :)

At 10:51am on July 3, 2012, Ronald Kraan said…

Thanks Bobby, I'm proud to be the first community member from the Netherlands and I'm very curious how you guys manage budget cuts and how the results of the 'live burn' experiments on Governors Island in New York will affect the common tactics.
In the Netherlands firegroundtactics are also 'hot issues', same as reducing engine staffing. So I'll stay focucused on that.

At 3:33pm on May 23, 2012, A Clouser said…

Heya Chief, as always was great to see you again in Indy!

 
 
 

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