Absolutely one of the most entertaining, truthful and downright smart pieces of writing I've ever seen on our community site. And you're right we have been planting seeds of this disease throughout my nine year tenure at FDIC and…"
What an incredibly moving story and what a great analogy. I particularly love the line "some couldn't lead goats to oats". You know chief Brunacini once told us an interesting line we were talking about how some people who had…"
Retired Albuquerque Deputy Chief Operations / Coppell Texas Fire Chief
Editor in Chief Fire Engineering Magazine
Years of public service:
Paid fire department
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
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.
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".
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.
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.
Great to here from you!!! No excused I just joined a few minuets ago and it is long overdue.
Excited about Steve Kraft!!! Your ears must have been burning Jodi and I were discussing you in our meeting today I was going to reach out this afternoon but got tied up! Exciting year this year and I am so honoured to be contributing to FDIC!
We are bringing over 50 people in our direct contingent this year and many more indirectly. We have decided to officially support your run with our Canada group and have offered to pay the entry for all of our group that wish to participate. Jodi and I were discussing it today and I believe we have 25 plus at last count. With your permission we were going to have you over the night of the run again later in the evening at your convenience, we were planning around 21:00. (I will need a little time to get my heart started again! Not sure I have ran since your last run!)
Drove a friend of yours Rick Lasky to the Calgary airport a few months ago, what a great guy! I am speaking at the Northern Ontario Chiefs next week and just switched spots with Billy Goldfeder so he could come a day later to accommodate a personal request, Looking forward to meeting him as well!
I just saw your post, my company was there however it was the opposite shift. They did a great job. While it is still under investigation it looks like the power went out and something might have went wrong with the the water heaters pilot light. When the power went back on the house exploded.
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