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Co-owner and Lead Instructor for Engine House Training, LLC. I have been in the fire service for over 25 years. I am a Battalion Chief 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.
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Firefighter health and safety, fire ground operations, leadership and officer development, recruit training and water rescue at lower levels.
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LODD's On or Near Father's Day: Never Forget

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 2:03pm

Commanding the Mayday: Part 1

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Nothing can be so chaotic as a firefighter in trouble that calls a Mayday.  The fire service spends a lot of time and resources in training firefighters and task level officers in techniques and methods for calling a Mayday and surviving those situations---as it should be!  However, there has been little developed and created…


Posted on April 15, 2017 at 2:26pm

Considerations for the QUINT Company Officer


There has been a lot written, taught, debated and lectured on in regards to fire apparatus that fall under the definition of a quint.  If you look it up, there are several definitions of what a quint is and should be to be considered so, but it boils down to a very simple description.  The technical idea of a quint is that it must do five things, however, if you look at NFPA 1901, it lists well more than five functions.

My idea of a quint is more simplistic…


Posted on November 28, 2016 at 10:42am

Want to Get Promoted? Be First at the Right Things

Getting promoted is more than just passing a test and performing well in an interview.

I was lucky to have some great officers and leaders influence my career path in the fire service, in business and in life. They were always offering sound advice and sharing their experiences. Some I heeded right away and others I had to learn the hard way over time due to my stubbornness.  Either way, their words and actions provided me a template to use to work to be the best I can be and…


Posted on November 23, 2016 at 2:57pm

Leaders Build Teams

Building Teams for Leaders: It's the Basics

Any leader that is successful understands that he cannot do it alone. The good leaders are well prepared and adept at building teams, especially building teams with future leaders. Just one of the definitions of leadership states that leaders have the ability to get others to do things they might not do on their. I would add that leaders get others to do things they normally would not do, not because they have to, but…


Posted on November 22, 2016 at 8:26am

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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.
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…
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.
At 3:55pm on April 13, 2009, Paul J De Bartolomeo said…
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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