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  • Bristol, PA
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Training Presentations
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Another thing that would be helpful would be having a training presentation sharing group, as a member of a small volunteer company, our in house training would benefit if there were more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Marsh May 1, 2015.

Training for new members
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So, we're a small volunteer department and have been discussing the idea of a "probie book" and I was wondering if any departments have such a book, the member I'm currently looking for this book is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Dippolito Dec 31, 2014.

Pre-Incident Plans
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As an officer in an all volunteer company, serving approximately 10,000 residents, with mixed occupancies, what structures do you feel should definitely have pre-plans completed?  As many of us know,…Continue

Tags: Preplan, Pre-plan, Planning, Pre-Incident

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Dippolito Jun 4, 2014.

Free Lance Photographers/Videographers

What is everyone's take on those pesky freelance videographers and photographers who basically chase fire apparatus, ambulances, and police cars in order to basically get their kicks, and those…Continue

Tags: Children, Fatalities, Volunteer, Videographers, Photographers

Started Nov 25, 2013

 

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Kevin Dippolito and Eric Michael Ziegelhofer are now friends
Dec 31, 2014
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer joined Chuck Fager's group
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Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!
Dec 4, 2014
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer joined Chris Willis's group
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Small Town Tactics and Tools

Small Town Tactics and Tools is a group designed to help firefighters who protect rural and suburban areas. As the name suggests, we discuss tactics and tools and everything in between including training, leadership, manpower and water struggles, current fire events, and science. If you're from a department who protects rural and suburban areas, this is the group for you. If you're an urban firefighter this is a great place to get a general idea of what these men and women deal with in these…See More
Dec 4, 2014
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Dec 3, 2014
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer posted a discussion

Pre-Incident Plans

As an officer in an all volunteer company, serving approximately 10,000 residents, with mixed occupancies, what structures do you feel should definitely have pre-plans completed?  As many of us know, the only true way to gain access to a residential unit is to have an incident there or be invited by the resident, however, this usually does not happen.  I am looking to prepare a list of structures within my first due as well as within the town to complete pre-plans on in order to compile a…See More
Apr 4, 2014
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Feb 18, 2014
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer posted a discussion

Free Lance Photographers/Videographers

What is everyone's take on those pesky freelance videographers and photographers who basically chase fire apparatus, ambulances, and police cars in order to basically get their kicks, and those claiming to be fire personnel when they really aren't?  Do you keep them on the scene, do you have them removed, and how can we prevent them from showing up on our scenes as volunteers?  The reason I am posting this is a local fire company in my area recently had a double fatal apartment fire in a garden…See More
Nov 25, 2013
Nick Miller replied to Eric Michael Ziegelhofer's discussion Volunteer Engine Company Training Ideas
"Kevin has the same plan that our department follows. The only exception is that we do have "follow-up" training days in which we will follow-up that following Saturday with the same drill for those that missed the trainings on Mondays.…"
Sep 23, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer replied to Eric Michael Ziegelhofer's discussion Volunteer Engine Company Training Ideas
"Chief Thanks for the ideas I will definitely try them!"
Sep 23, 2013
Kevin Dippolito replied to Eric Michael Ziegelhofer's discussion Volunteer Engine Company Training Ideas
"Ziggy, here's a few ideas.... With a group of your members, grab the county's training catalog and ask the members in your department what 3 hour modules they would like to host at your station. Create a list, request the classes through…"
Sep 23, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer replied to Eric Michael Ziegelhofer's discussion Volunteer Engine Company Training Ideas
"Nick While I love that philosophy we all know how tough it is for a volunteer company not necessarily due to any other reasons but work schedules especially now in this economy. While I agree that there are others who don't show up for many…"
Sep 13, 2013
Nick Miller replied to Eric Michael Ziegelhofer's discussion Volunteer Engine Company Training Ideas
"Just like football.....if you don't practice, you don't play."
Sep 13, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer replied to Brandon Krause's discussion Seat Assignments in the group Start Water
"Great discussion, we have started to discuss seating assignments, but being a volunteer company this is rather tough.  I will agree that seating assignments are great, and should be stated, discussed, and trained on.  Our company has a…"
Aug 25, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer commented on Chief Anthony Kelleher's group "Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations
"Michael, I too have been the engine guy at heart although I do like rescue company work. I had the fortunate training by a past chief who was also a past chief of a ladder company who always instilled that the truck company should have real estate…"
Aug 25, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer joined Paul Tate's group
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Aug 23, 2013
Eric Michael Ziegelhofer joined Jay Wieners's group
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The Volunteer Fire Service

Discussing issues relevent, and unique, to the volunteer fire service.
Aug 23, 2013

Profile Information

Lives in:
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Department:
B.C.V.F.C
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
15
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Personnel, qualifications, training, funding, and personal protective equipment.
Topics you provide training for:
Basic in-house training, although hoping to complete structural suppression instructor courses in order to better myself, as well as educating the future as well as having a better understanding when used for prevention.

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