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FIREFIGHTER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
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Lt. Billy Greenwood of FETC Services hosted another great show on Tap the Box that showed  how and where you can find assistance to firefighters for a firefighter specific mental health issues…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lt. Billy Greenwood Apr 1, 2013.

Recruitment / Retention / Volunteer and POC Retirements and PSOB on Tap the Box

Tap the Box host Billy Greenwood…Continue

Started Dec 16, 2012

Tap the Box with Billy Greenwood and Friends

Please join us on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio as Billy Greenwood, host of "Tap the Box" with FETC Services as he introduces Jack Rutledge; IFSI while the two fire service instructors talk about…Continue

Started Oct 5, 2012

Tactical Mastery
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What makes an "elite" firefighter? Well elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and experiences. Now looking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Oct 10, 2012.

 

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New Construction / New Hazards

Modern building technology is an amazing thing. That being said, technology can also create new firefighter hazards unforeseen by many.  For example on a recent building familiarization tour with my truck company, we located many of these pre-engineered smoke ventilation hatches on a new constructed occupancy in my district.  We all know working on the roof is dangerous. Our working environment often yields decreased visibility; night time darkness; seasonal weather related stressors with poor…See More
Jan 22
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TIC Talk - What Are You Seeing?

 The research and purchase of a new thermal imager is not a simple task and is definitely one that should not be taxed upon a single person within your fire department.  Whether you are purchasing a camera through an acquired fire grant, hard earned fundraiser money or your taxpayer's budget from a capital improvement program, the costs associated with this purchase justifies creating a small, dynamic TIC committee. The committee should steer the process of research through contacting…See More
Jan 11
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Auto Extrication 102 - What You Think You Know Might Get You Hurt

How many times have you been told there are electrical storage capacitors that can fire air bags upwards to 15-30 minutes post battery disconnect? I would bet many have heard the same.  Well here is one for you from 2009 during a training evolution that fortunately no one was injured. This Volvo had NO BATTERY in the vehicle for well over a year. Here is the firefighter safety alert I created for our FB Training Page because many are mis-informed about de-energizing the vehicle's electrical…See More
Jan 4
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Has the lack of "Field Experience" ruined the game?

If you were to walk into any firehouse on any given Sunday, most dayroom TV's will probably have the big game on.  Firefighters have their share of die hard football fans who rep the team hats, sweatshirts and jackets of their favorite team.  It seems the recent turmoil over NFL officiating has soiled the game most of us…See More
Dec 2, 2015
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Has the lack of "Field Experience" ruined the game?

If you were to walk into any firehouse on any given Sunday, most dayroom TV's will probably have the big game on.  Firefighters have their share of die hard football fans who rep the team hats, sweatshirts and jackets of their favorite team.  It seems the recent turmoil over NFL officiating has soiled the game most of us…See More
Dec 1, 2015
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Gaining the Readership Edge

Gaining the Readership Edge is not about spending time with your nose in the latest trade journal. Sure they all offer great information, with many great writers who have invested lots of time and effort putting pen to paper to educate others. No what we are talking about in Gaining the Readership Edge is the ability to take that book knowledge and applying it to the real-world. We all know that in competitive sports, second place is the first loser.  Athletes (amateur or professional) all seek…See More
Oct 8, 2015
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Gaining the Readership Edge

Gaining the Readership Edge is not about spending time with your nose in the latest trade journal. Sure they all offer great information, with many great writers who have invested lots of time and effort putting pen to paper to educate others. No what we are talking about in Gaining the Readership Edge is the ability to take that book knowledge and applying it to the real-world. We all know that in competitive sports, second place is the first loser.  Athletes (amateur or professional) all seek…See More
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Bureaucratic Personality - Book Smart Fireground Stupid

We all understand the fireground can be a very dynamic working environment. If you've been around long enough to know, new fire service veterans will often say "that no two fires are the same" or there is no such thing as the "routine fire" today. This can be especially true if you are charged to work for a fire department that has an "all hazards" mission statement.All hazards mitigation in…See More
Aug 4, 2015
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Organizational Assessment from the Department - Head

Assessing Fire Department Organizational Behavior comes in many different forms. There are many professional standards, response models and certified accreditation. On a recent training trip I had the opportunity to provide an unofficial organizational assessment of a department. Assessing organizational behavior is important for…See More
Jul 18, 2015
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The Fire Service Investment - Tactical Mastery

What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse?  What does it take to step beyond the go to guy and become an "elite" firefighter?  Well, elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and life experiences. Looking at experience alone, the elite firefighter has often been provided opportunities to succeed from many people who have invested time in said development.  The author Malcomb…See More
Jun 20, 2015
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Leadership Pitfalls on Fire Engineering Radio

PRE-SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT - Tonight on Fire Engineering RadioJoin the Tap the Box guys with host Billy Greenwood and Chief Don DeAngelis as the industry…See More
Feb 27, 2015
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G-T-L for Firefighter Survival

The television programming in my house is changing. Our children are getting older and the programming is moving to a more diverse genre. The other night my oldest was watching the show Jersey Shore on MTV;  so I sat down and decided to see what he was taking in.  It didn't take long to figure out the cast had a mantra for "summer life" on the shore.  Mike "The Situation" and another, Pauly D. often stated their day was going to consist of "G-T-L"; and it took me some time to figure out what…See More
Sep 25, 2014
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Sep 16, 2014

Profile Information

Lives in:
New Hampshire
Department:
FETC Services
Title/rank:
Training Chief
Years of public service:
20
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Doing more with Less
Professional Qualifications:
1001 - IFSTA Firefighter 3
1003 - IFSTA ARFF Firefighter
1021 - IFSTA Company Officer 2
1041 - Pro-Board Fire Instructor 3
1403 - Live Fire Instructor
FF Safety and Survival - RIT
Hazardous Materials Operations / Decon
Incident Safety Officer
Field Safety Officer
NFFF - Courage to be Safe
Topics you provide training for:
All Hazards Training - Everything
Leadership and Professional Development
Mayday Management for Incident Command
Safety and Survival
Areas of expertise:
Developing Professional Programs

Interior Benchmarking
Thermal Insult Recognition
The Quick Set -120 Second Truck Company Operations
Web site:
http://www.fetcservices.com

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Posted on May 11, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New Construction / New Hazards

Modern building technology is an amazing thing. That being said, technology can also create new firefighter hazards unforeseen by many.  For example on a recent building familiarization tour with my truck company, we located many of these pre-engineered smoke ventilation hatches on a new constructed occupancy in my district. 

 

We all know working on the roof is dangerous. Our working environment often yields decreased visibility; night time darkness; seasonal weather related…

Continue

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

TIC Talk - What Are You Seeing?

 

The research and purchase of a new thermal imager is not a simple task and is definitely one that should not be taxed upon a single person within your fire department.  Whether you are purchasing a camera through an acquired fire grant, hard earned fundraiser money or your taxpayer's budget from a capital improvement program, the costs associated with this purchase justifies creating a small, dynamic TIC committee.

 

The committee should steer the…

Continue

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:11am

Auto Extrication 102 - What You Think You Know Might Get You Hurt



How many times have you been told there are electrical storage capacitors that can fire air bags upwards to 15-30 minutes post battery disconnect? I would bet many have heard the same.  Well here is one for you from 2009 during a training evolution that fortunately no one was injured. This Volvo had NO BATTERY in the vehicle for well over a year. 

Here is the firefighter safety alert I created for our FB Training Page…

Continue

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 2:30pm

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At 7:48pm on January 19, 2014, Rick Michelson said…

Billy, I think I've got two log ins, so hope I don't confuse myself too! Where's those "Y" kids when you need them ! ( to fix your computers, and figure out what all the buttons are on the phones!)  Rick - Assessment Centers

At 12:26pm on July 17, 2011, Jason Hoevelmann said…

Most of the instructors are local, but they do bring in outside guys too.  They typically pay a set fee and reimburse or pay for travel and lodging.  The winter school is all lecture and it is usually a pretty goo crowd. There is an expo on Friday  and class sessions all day Saturday and the morning of Sunday.  It's a good time. Some outside guys they have had include Dave Dodson, John Mittendorf, Forrest Reeder, Bobby Halton, and many more.  I think it be worth a submission.  

 

Thanks for the add and let me know if you have more questions. I can also give you the email of the coordinator if your interested.

 

Take care,

Jason

At 11:25am on July 17, 2011, Jason Hoevelmann said…

Bill,

  You should consider submitting one of your classes for the Missouri Fire School. They are always looking for new content. Here is the link to submit:  http://www.mufrti.org/conf/fireschool.asp

 

Take care,

Jason

At 12:39pm on May 26, 2011, Bobby Halton said…
Bill,

Sorry I missed your show last Friday I was traveling to Boston and got jammed up by American Airlines. I never did make it to Boston after 12 hours of nonsense and had to return home. I sure would like to visit with you on the radio as I find your opinions and thoughts to be extremely provocative and insightful. I apologize again for missing your show and look forward to joining you on your next show.
Your friend Bobby
At 10:58am on April 4, 2011, Mike France said…
Welcome Bill
At 9:33am on April 4, 2011, Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich said…

Bill:

Welcome to the best of the best.

We have a meeting on Wednesday to discuss schedules and such.

I will let you know more after that, but it looks like I will be moving over here for blog talk as well.

That will give me the total FE package.

Then, I got to break the news to the FirefighterNetcast boys.

 
 
 

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