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Traditions Training, LLC, New York City Fire Department
Vice President / Sr. Instructor, Lieutenant
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Paid fire department
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Hands -on, and Lecture Programs for Engine, Truck, Rapid Intervention, FF Survival, Company Officer and Incident Command Operations. Co-Author of "25 to Survive" Reducing Residential Injury and LODD" by Fire Engineering/Pennwell Publishing.
Doug is a Lt in the Fire Department City of New York who previously served in Fairfax County VA. He is also an Instructor with Traditions Training LLC, a cutting edge Fire Service Training group.
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It's bigger than you are...

The Sunday Preach:

It's bigger than you are...

"When you decide to become a member of any fire department, you are making a large commitment. As the often-quoted New York City Chief of Department Edward F. Croker (1899–1911) stated during his tenure, “When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work.” 

The fire service is family. We all work together to do our…


Posted on July 9, 2017 at 11:45am

The Sunday Preach: "Shape up"

The Sunday Preach: Evening Edition

"Shape up!"

"The onus for fitness is not nor should it be placed on the fire department. It falls directly on you. While it is beneficial for both the department and the firefighter to keep yourself in shape, it has to start with the individual. Department sponsored and encouraged fitness programs are great to help those persons who need that little extra boost or…


Posted on June 4, 2017 at 6:43pm

Your next battle.

The Sunday Preach:

Know yourself, Know your enemy...…


Posted on April 2, 2017 at 11:18am

'2 Minutes'

The greatest asset we deploy on the fireground is our people. Perception of passing time can be distorted by stressors and friction points on the fireground. How many times have you felt this?

Have you ever felt pressured by command to rush through tasks and give reports that are not fully investigated/completed. As though they have a checklist that they just want to have all the boxes ticked and the fire will go out and we can go home! We know that is not the case (at least we hope…


Posted on March 6, 2017 at 1:02pm

Sobering Stats... and Search

The Sunday Preach:
Chapter 25: We Save Lives
Perhaps no greater reward in our line of work than that of saving a life from the ravages of fire. While it is the number one aspect of our job "to save lives and property" it doesn't always get the…

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 11:09am

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At 11:25am on April 27, 2008, Greg Wyant said…
Thank You Brother I will be picking your brain soon.
Stay Safe!!!!!!!!!!

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