Becoming an officer is a daunting task. Becoming a good officer on the fireground is even harder. This group will concentrate on Fireground operations and the decisions that fire officers of all ranks make. I will post scenarios and ask question.See More
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!
Looking for personal experiences/stories of how Tom Brennan inspired, lead, or taught you about firefighting. From Random Thoughts, to war stories of the hey day in Brooklyn's Nut House, to growing up in his household.
"Steve, sorry I did not get to talk to you at the fire the other night. I just wondering if you are O'k. I thought I saw you slip on the ice ( was that you?) If so how are you doing? Give us a call at the station. BE SAFE !
Fire Officer II, Training Officer, FD Incident Safety Officer, Instructor II, Haz-Mat Ops, Auto Extrication, C.M.C. rope rescue III, and Fire Prevention Officer
Areas of expertise:
I'm not an expert by any means but, enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences in Truck Company Operations, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Safety and Technical Rescue.
I am a 40 year member of the fire service. For the past 25 years with the Downers Grove Fire Department assigned to the Truck 2 and Squad 2, and now the Training Officer with the Troy Fire District. I have been certified as a Fire Officer II,Training Officer, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer and an instructor II for the state of Illinois. I instruct for the departments training division, and I am a Field Instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. I recently joined on with Brotherhood Instructors.com and I am looking forward to passing on experiences I have gained in my years on the job. I presently instruct Truck Company Operations, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Safety and Technical Rescue.
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