Live Fire Instructor
Florida State Instructor II
Florida Fire Safety Inspector
DOT/NHTSA EVOC Instructor
A.S. and A.A.
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Service Hydraulics, Apparatus Pumping and Operations, Forcible Entry, "It's Not Rocket Science, It's Fire Science" Class (formerly known as Gauges Don't Lie), EVOC, Friction Loss & Flow Testing.
Areas of expertise:
Fire Service Hydraulics, Apparatus Pumping and Operations, Forcible Entry, "It's Not Rocket Science, It's Fire Science" Class (formerly known as Gauges Don't Lie), EVOC
Began in 1975 as a volunteer FF in Greenwich, CT, served in the US Army (78th Eng. Batt, Germany) between 1976-79, employed with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (FL) since April 1981, currently assigned to the Training and Safety Division.
I saw a decent home-made prop (for inward/outward swinging doors) behind a City of Orlando Fire Station. Send me an email and I will give to the contact info.
During our aerial ops class, we explain what the EPU is and demonstrate how to use it. I would suggest following the manufacturer's recommendations on how to use it, I'm sure there are differences between manufacturers.
"Hi John Cummings, There are 2 areas that are difficult to see if you don't know where they are...sorry to confuse you. If you look at the pump panel, look to see if the pull-out step was left open. Also, check to make sure the…"
My book is still in the conceptual phase, it's going to look at the "science" behind firefighting, for example, the typical tasks that FFs do, as seen through the eyes of gauges. It will parallel my class…"
THanks for the add...Thanks for the kind words too! Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to a wall, so again thanks for the words! I see that you do a lot of teaching...any leadership stuff? My website is about to…"
THanks for the add...Thanks for the kind words too! Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to a wall, so again thanks for the words! I see that you do a lot of teaching...any leadership stuff? My website is about to change here in the next few days...should be more interactive...you can also sign up...I don't sell or use your email for anything but myself! You will get a few more things that non-members don't get! Anyways, I have goal of teaching some personal development/ leadership stuff at a FDIC event someday! If you have any thoughts and suggestions please let me know! Stay safe!
Hey Doug, sorry I missed you at FDIC! I was at our usual booth, but I also had to run around the floor a bit chasing others. I'd love to do a drafting scenario...I am in the middle of things through May, but maybe we can talk about it in June?
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