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Are You a Seeker of Opportunities?

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator. It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key not fitting…See More
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Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

Safety Week: It Takes Engagement!

This week is Safety Week for the fire service and there will be a lot of slogans and banners posted on the numerous fire service websites.  We, as a profession, will blog and instruct on the importance of safety and the initiatives that are part of our fire service culture.These are all very important and I am not at all implying that these attempts to bring safety to the forefront are not good programs or that the intent is not good.But, every week this time of year it reminds me of a New…See More
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The Flag, Brotherhood and a Trip Up North

I recently had the distinct honor to present at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. My experiences with our Canadian Brothers and Sisters the last two years has been simply awesome! The hospitality is second to none and everyone is always very friendly and they certainly don't skimp on the food!But, that's not really what impressed me this year. I was asked to present two tracks for their conference; a three hour officer development class and a quick 90 minute…See More
Jun 16
Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

The Flag, Brotherhood and a Trip Up North

I recently had the distinct honor to present at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. My experiences with our Canadian Brothers and Sisters the last two years has been simply awesome! The hospitality is second to none and everyone is always very friendly and they certainly don't skimp on the food!But, that's not really what impressed me this year. I was asked to present two tracks for their conference; a three hour officer development class and a quick 90 minute…See More
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Are You the Example?

It's very hard to set expectations for your crew if you have none for yourself.It's very hard to make your crew better if you don't make yourself better.It's very hard to hold your crew to high standards if you don't hold yourself to those same standards.BE THE EXAMPLE!See More
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Lives in:
Sullivan
Department:
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District
Title/rank:
Captain/Training Officer
Years of public service:
24
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
I have been in the fire service for over 20 years. I am a Captain and Training Officer in North St. Louis County. My hometown department where I started as a volunteer is now a combination department where I am a deputy chief and fire marshal.
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter health and safety, fire ground operations, leadership and officer development, recruit training and water rescue at lower levels.
Bio:
Check out our training group at www.enginehousetraining.com
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http://enginehousetraining.com

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Are You a Seeker of Opportunities?

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator.



It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key…

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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:02pm

Safety Week: It Takes Engagement!

This week is Safety Week for the fire service and there will be a lot of slogans and banners posted on the numerous fire service websites.  We, as a profession, will blog and instruct on the importance of safety and the initiatives that are part of our fire service culture.

These are all very important and I am not at all implying that these attempts to bring safety to the forefront are not good programs or that the intent is not good.

But, every week this time of year it…

Continue

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:09pm

The Flag, Brotherhood and a Trip Up North

I recently had the distinct honor to present at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. My experiences with our Canadian Brothers and Sisters the last two years has been simply awesome! The hospitality is second to none and everyone is always very friendly and they certainly don't skimp on the food!

But, that's not really what impressed me this year. I was asked to present two tracks for their conference; a three hour officer development class and a…

Continue

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 2:59pm

Are You the Example?

It's very hard to set expectations for your crew if you have none for yourself.

It's very hard to make your crew better if you don't make yourself better.

It's very hard to hold your crew to high standards if you don't hold yourself to those same standards.

BE THE EXAMPLE!

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 12:38pm

Ice Breakers

I recently watched a short program about the large, powerful ships that break ice near the poles of Earth for other ships. These machines are enormous and create a phenomenal amounts of power.

Some of the most powerful are powered by nuclear means and can break ice in the oceans and seas as thick as 10 feet. The ships power provides the energy to push and plow through the ice while it's weight and super thick hull do the work and protect the ship from damage.

As the ship moves…

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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:01pm on April 21, 2012, Christopher Huston said…

Great time hanging out in Indy. Hopefully I will see you before next years! Keep up the great work!

At 2:41pm on December 14, 2011, Christopher Huston said…

Merry Christmas to you as well. Hey brother I'm just trying to pass on the lessons that guys like you are teaching. We'll see you in INDY!

At 8:37pm on December 11, 2011, David D'Arcy said…

Thanks Jason. Great blog today. All the best.

At 11:27pm on November 16, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Wow, huge difference!! Clean, organized and safe looking.
At 9:49am on April 4, 2010, Skip Stephens said…
Thanks for the add Jason!
At 10:12am on February 14, 2010, Jeff Schwering said…
Jason, I have some great wiring pics for you, they are simply, well you'll get the picture! Send them soon feel free to use as you see fit.
Jeff
At 4:50pm on January 6, 2010, Jeff Schwering said…
Geat Picture for crew training Jason! Wiring pic the same way we all see this!
At 7:52pm on April 13, 2009, Paul J De Bartolomeo said…
Jason,
We still use the written log book system know as the Journal or "The Book". The house watchman is responsible for keepng the book updated at all times throughout the day and night. Typical entries include responses out of and returning to quaters, daily drill activities, incoming personell, visitors entering quaters, cheifs entering quaters, and unusual occurences to name a few. Our responses are also entered into the NYFIRS computer system upon returning to quaters by the officer on duty. Our hosewatch is manned 24 hours a day at 3 hour intervals.
Paul
At 3:55pm on April 13, 2009, Paul J De Bartolomeo said…
Jason,
I enjoyed that thread and discussing it with you. Thanks for keeping it civil. We can all learn a great deal by remaining open minded in discussing fire tactics intelligently. I read your blog's and think thats great stuff keep up the good work and as always stay safe.
Paul D
At 2:59pm on April 3, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Check out and sign up, we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
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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