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In House Training Challenge
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I recently switched departments and am getting settled in at my new station. I have noticed a lack of interest in "in house" training, and have taken it upon myself to come up with a plan that will…Continue

Tags: house, props, in, engine, drills

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Werner May 17, 2013.

 

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Engine House Training, LLC

Midwest training company comprised of owners Jason Hoevelmann, Frank Lispki, Andy Seers, Gary Graf and Dave Konys, all students of the fire service.  Just wanting to share and learn our craft.See More
Jul 7
Dave Werner posted a blog post

Fire Service Drones

The military spends big bucks on drones and other technology to provide valuable intel for planning purposes. In their environment it is critical to be able to gather information in an attempt to reduce uncertainty. Obviously this information is best gathered discreetly. Enter the drone. Able to fly undetected, these futuristic…See More
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Dave Werner and Jared Smith are now friends
Jul 7
Dave Werner posted a blog post

It's Not About You

From the first day in the firehouse we learn about the importance of properly checking all of our gear and equipment to make sure it's ready for action. We are told to make sure our SCBA is functioning properly, that our cylinders are full, that all of our PPE is in good shape and laid out properly, and that all of our tools are cleaned and prepped. The preparation we do is endless and of critical importance.Why do we do all of this? The obvious answer is for our own sake. No one wants to step…See More
Jan 22, 2014
Dave Werner and Joshua J Augustine are now friends
Jan 14, 2014
Dave Werner's blog post was featured

Discouraged

There is a certain speech that I am getting tired of suffering through. I have heard it time and time again, and I'm sure there are scores of other "rogues" out there in the same position. The speech I am referring to is the one about not getting discouraged. Sound familiar?I am going to throw up if I have to hear this again. Please understand that I realize the delivery of the speech is usually done with kind intentions. I'm not trying to kill the messenger. Here is what I can't handle any…See More
Jan 10, 2014
Dave Werner posted a blog post

Discouraged

There is a certain speech that I am getting tired of suffering through. I have heard it time and time again, and I'm sure there are scores of other "rogues" out there in the same position. The speech I am referring to is the one about not getting discouraged. Sound familiar?I am going to throw up if I have to hear this again. Please understand that I realize the delivery of the speech is usually done with kind intentions. I'm not trying to kill the messenger. Here is what I can't handle any…See More
Jan 9, 2014
Dave Werner commented on Dave Werner's blog post Into Combat
"Chief thanks for the kind words. I have not read that book yet but I'll be sure to pick it up. Just finished Dakota Meyers' book."
Jan 6, 2014
Dave Werner's blog post was featured

Into Combat

I was eating supper at work yesterday, reading a book at the same time, and as it does so often a random thought popped into my mind. In order to provide some context for what follows, this thought was inspired by several sources. First was the book "About Face" by Col. David Hackworth. If you haven't read it, do it soon. It is inspiring and thought provoking. My mindset is still reeling from that book. Number two was a blog from leatherhead109.com titled "Know What Your Doing: It's Expected",…See More
Jan 5, 2014
Bobby Halton commented on Dave Werner's blog post Into Combat
"Dave, I really enjoyed reading your post, one of the biggest takeaways aways I got from Sean's book was his apology to the "fobbits" outstanding leadership lesson. See your choice of reading have you read "The Fighting…"
Jan 5, 2014
Dave Werner posted a blog post

Into Combat

I was eating supper at work yesterday, reading a book at the same time, and as it does so often a random thought popped into my mind. In order to provide some context for what follows, this thought was inspired by several sources. First was the book "About Face" by Col. David Hackworth. If you haven't read it, do it soon. It is inspiring and thought provoking. My mindset is still reeling from that book. Number two was a blog from leatherhead109.com titled "Know What Your Doing: It's Expected",…See More
Jan 3, 2014
Bill Carey commented on Dave Werner's blog post The Numbers Game: A Lesson From Law Enforcement
"I work with Below 100 as part of my overall work with the PennWell Public Safety Group. This year law enforcement, although they are not exactly trending to stay below 100, will have probably the greatest reduction in line of duty deaths since 1944.…"
Dec 18, 2013
Dave Werner posted a blog post

The Numbers Game: A Lesson From Law Enforcement

 Awhile back I stumbled upon a website geared towards reducing law enforcement LODD's. I have to admit, I had never given it much thought. I find myself, like so many others, caught up in the battles we are fighting in the fire service. Obviously we hear about law enforcement (LE) LODD's every now and then. I think I speak for all of us when I say it hurts just as bad to hear about an officer losing their life as it does when a fellow firefighter gets put in the ground. What struck me about…See More
Dec 15, 2013
Dave Werner posted a blog post

Mental Prep

Mental Prep Anyone who has been in the fire service more than a day knows that uncertainty rules our world. Chalk it up to Clausewitz’ fog of war, that pesky Murphy fellow, or just the way things are. In fact, the harder we try to constrain the fireground into more certain terms, the further we plunge towards chaos. When it comes to dealing with uncertainty, acceptance is the best medicine. So what can we do? First and foremost is developing an ultra-high level of proficiency. The fireground…See More
Dec 11, 2013

Profile Information

Lives in:
Esko, MN
Department:
Greenville City Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Years of public service:
11
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
A.A.S. Fire Science and Administration, B.S. Fire Protection Administration (in progress), FFII, HAZMAT Tech, EMT-B, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Fundamentals of Firefighting
Areas of expertise:
Fire suppression, pump ops, aerial ops, forcible entry, first responder, building construction, rural water supply
Bio:
A career firefighter for Greenville City Fire Department in Greenville, SC. Avid researcher of firefighter training techniques, psychology and the fire service, leadership training, and a strong proponent of the "combat ready" firefighter.

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Fire Service Drones

The military spends big bucks on drones and other technology to provide valuable intel for planning purposes. In their environment it is critical to be able to gather information in an attempt to reduce uncertainty. Obviously this information is best gathered discreetly. Enter the drone. Able to…

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Posted on July 7, 2015 at 11:30am

It's Not About You

From the first day in the firehouse we learn about the importance of properly checking all of our gear and equipment to make sure it's ready for action. We are told to make sure our SCBA is functioning properly, that our cylinders are full, that all of our PPE is in good shape and laid out properly, and that all of our tools are cleaned and prepped. The preparation we do is endless and of critical importance.

Why do we do all of this? The obvious answer is for our own sake. No…

Continue

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:49pm

Discouraged

There is a certain speech that I am getting tired of suffering through. I have heard it time and time again, and I'm sure there are scores of other "rogues" out there in the same position. The speech I am referring to is the one about not getting discouraged. Sound familiar?

I am going to throw up if I have to hear this again. Please understand that I realize the delivery of the speech is usually done with kind intentions. I'm not trying to kill the messenger. Here is what I…

Continue

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:57pm — 5 Comments

Into Combat

I was eating supper at work yesterday, reading a book at the same time, and as it does so often a random thought popped into my mind. In order to provide some context for what follows, this thought was inspired by several sources. First was the book "About Face" by Col. David Hackworth. If you haven't read it, do it soon. It is inspiring and thought provoking. My mindset is still reeling from that book. Number two was a blog from leatherhead109.com titled "Know What Your Doing: It's…

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Posted on January 3, 2014 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

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