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Sep 10
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How Much is Enough?

  This very question was posed to me by a member who was complaining about training.  I looked and thought about the question and then asked a question of my own: "Are we good enough?  Are you standing here telling me that we, as a department, are good enough to quit practicing?"  The response was one of exasperation and a roll of the eyes.  But, I never got the answer from him. I think I know what he was thinking, but he never gave me a real answer to satisfy my curiosity.  I think he was torn…See More
Sep 10
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Aug 23
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Really?!?!

I'm going to be real careful about how I word this post as not to offend anyone. But I have to admit, I have been shaking my head about some posts for a while now and regarding some comments to posts. I know that the new 'stuff' coming from UL, NIST, ISFSI and others is not popular with some, and I'm fine with that. I have no problem with that at all. I know and understand that some in the fire service may have taken their tactics to one extreme or another for varying reasons that we will not…See More
Aug 22
Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

Significant Stuff Learned from NIST/UL Studies: Besides Exterior Water Application

I have been sifting through information, articles, blogs, classes, videos and everything in between for the past couple of years from the recent UL and NIST burns and research. We have all argued or debated about the application of exterior water and whether or not this is appropriate or not. While I believe there is a time and place for exterior water application, for me there are some other valuable conclusions or considerations that have not played a prominent role in these debates.First,…See More
Aug 4
Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member:“As the Captain, make the day.” Dave DubowskiThis can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get away from you without adding much value to it.Since you can directly impact the quality of the shift and influence the crew, DO “IT” RIGHT!Make it the RIGHT way! All of the time! See More
Aug 1
Jason Hoevelmann posted a blog post

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
Jul 18
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
Jun 18

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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.
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How Much is Enough?

  This very question was posed to me by a member who was complaining about training.  I looked and thought about the question and then asked a question of my own: "Are we good enough?  Are you standing here telling me that we, as a department, are good enough to quit practicing?"

  The response was one of exasperation and a roll of the eyes.  But, I never got the answer from him. I think I know what he was thinking, but he never gave me a real answer to satisfy my curiosity.…

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Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:52pm

Really?!?!

I'm going to be real careful about how I word this post as not to offend anyone. But I have to admit, I have been shaking my head about some posts for a while now and regarding some comments to posts.



I know that the new 'stuff' coming from UL, NIST, ISFSI and others is not popular with some, and I'm fine with that. I have no problem with that at all.



I know and understand that some in the fire service may have taken their tactics to one extreme or another for varying…

Continue

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Significant Stuff Learned from NIST/UL Studies: Besides Exterior Water Application

I have been sifting through information, articles, blogs, classes, videos and everything in between for the past couple of years from the recent UL and NIST burns and research. We have all argued or debated about the application of exterior water and whether or not this is appropriate or not. While I believe there is a time and place for exterior water application, for me there are some other valuable conclusions or considerations that have not played a prominent role in these…

Continue

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 11:14am

Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member:

“As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski

This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get away from you without adding much value to it.

Since you can directly impact the quality of the shift and influence the crew, DO “IT” RIGHT!

Make it the RIGHT way! All of…

Continue

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:22pm

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…

Continue

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:02pm

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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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