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Kevin F. Burns
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"Thank you, Chief! Been in the service 30 yrs and retired from chief 2 yrs ago. But still active and filling in as liet until some of the newer folks get some experience behind them. It just struck me that the newer members have heard nothing but the…"
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"Great letter to the editor in May 2017's Fire Engineering. I agree totally with your perspective. Keep writing!"
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The Company Officer: Competency First

The Company Officer: Competency FirstA lot is written and talked about how the Company Officer is the backbone of the American Fire Service. I believe this to be true although I am always quick to point out at the same time that we need soldiers too, and a good senior man in particular is invaluable. But the Company Officer holds…See More
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Lives in:
Framingham, MA
Department:
Framingham Fire Department
Title/rank:
Deputy Fire Chief
Years of public service:
28
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Associates Degree, Fire Science
Bachelor of Science Degree, Management
Bio:
Married, five children

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The Company Officer: Competency First

The Company Officer: Competency First

A lot is written and talked about how the Company Officer is the backbone of the American Fire Service. I believe this to be true although I am always quick to point out at the same time that we need soldiers too, and a good senior man in particular…

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At 7:24pm on July 12, 2017, John Cranston said…

Thank you, Chief!

Been in the service 30 yrs and retired from chief 2 yrs ago. But still active and filling in as liet until some of the newer folks get some experience behind them.

It just struck me that the newer members have heard nothing but the mantra that they are #1 on the fire scene, and finally I just had to raise a voice to present the other viewpoint, that we are there to help others, and sometimes that means putting ourselves at risk, not stupidly, not without conscious decision-making and risk evaluation. And of course, we have to have our brother/sister's backs at all times, as they have ours.

I am truly flattered that you'd take the time to write.It is much appreciated.

John "Doc" Cranston

At 5:01pm on August 6, 2009, Frank Montagna said…
Kevin,
IGlad to have you as a friend.
Frank
At 2:15pm on August 4, 2009, Anthony Avillo said…
hi chief
hope u enjoyed the conference and the presentation
always could use another friend
be safe
if u need anything, u know where 2 find me
be safe
aa
At 5:44pm on May 20, 2008, David Lewis said…
Hello Chief Burns -
I'm David, Lewis, curator of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora IL, and Glenn tossed your idea my direction. It's a great idea, and I'd be happy to take the lead, provided you and Glenn are there to back-me-up. *wink*

To some extent this project has already been done with Glenn's monthly trivia contests, and also on the great website created by Capt. Mica (check it out: http://www.captainmica.com )
At 11:41pm on May 19, 2008, Glenn Corbett said…
Thanks, Kevin. Yes, it something I would like to do , but my wife will divorce me if I do any more books as I'm still editing the new Fire Engineering FFI/FFII book....
At 7:09pm on March 18, 2008, Tim Choate said…
Hey Dep- Great seeing you here. Be safe.-Tim Choate
At 7:39pm on March 13, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Kevin,we could use your input in our group we are listed on page 2. Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips.
 
 
 

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