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Joe Heim
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  • East Dubuque, IL
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Studying for National Registry EMT-B Exam
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Heim Jan 20, 2011.

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Joe Heim joined Dan Rice's group

Aggressive Firefighting

The purpose of this group is to discuss aggressive firefighting tactics and understand that safety can be a part of them at the same time.See More
Nov 11, 2011
J. Scott Loftis left a comment for Joe Heim
"Joe, I just completed the entire Skills Competency Workbook Project for FF1 and FF2. Check it out at"
Sep 16, 2011
Joe Heim replied to Ron Goodnough's discussion New Officer Advice?
"Continue to take all the training you can, trust your gut feelings, if it doesn't feel right it probably isn't.  Like Dave said talk with the senior guys and get information from them, they won't steer you in the wrong…"
Feb 24, 2011
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HazMat Placards to Success

HazMat Placards to Success will provide a step by step process for response to a Hazardous Materials incident.
Feb 24, 2011
Joe Heim commented on Paul Combs's blog post ENDANGERED SPECIES
"Fortunately our department has seen a resurgence in younger people joining the department.  We have opened up our pool of candidates to include people that live outside our city limits that don't live in an adjacent volunteer departments…"
Jan 23, 2011
Joe Heim replied to Michael Beilinson's discussion Rig Checks in the group The Volunteer Fire Service
"We currently do rig checks on a weekly basis.  Our checks consist of inventory, starting power equipment, checking fuel levels, and radios.  We do this at our day training session with the respective vehicle lieutentants and…"
Jan 22, 2011
Joe Heim replied to Joe Heim's discussion Studying for National Registry EMT-B Exam
"Thanks Brother, much appreciated!!"
Jan 20, 2011

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East Dubuque Fire Department
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment/Retention, realistic training, officer development
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I, II, Haz-Mat Technician, Fire Officer I-IV, Fire Inspector I, II, III, Fire Instructor I,II, NIMS, Command & General Staff, Blue Card Command Train the Trainer
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighting, auto extrication, command training
19 years in the fire service, fire chief of a volunteer department, Deputy Fire Chief at the Rock Island Arsenal.

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At 10:30pm on September 16, 2011, J. Scott Loftis said…
Joe, I just completed the entire Skills Competency Workbook Project for FF1 and FF2. Check it out at
At 8:19am on April 1, 2009, Toby Hancock said…

Cheese forwarded on the e-mail. Looks as if I should be able to make that. My email is if you just want to forward stuff there.


At 1:56pm on February 6, 2009, J. Scott Loftis said…
Joe, I am sending you the final draft of the FF1 and FF2 JPR sheets. I apologize, but they are in pdf format with logos from the two SC fire organizations that I am working with to distribute them state-wide. Look for it!

At 11:08am on February 2, 2009, L. Chapel said…
I got a couple ideas; I'm more interested in Driver/Engineer proficiency drills at the moment.

We also have FF1 and FF2 requirements for our job. In looking over all the information it was interesting how similar our requirements are across the country...Les
At 6:56pm on January 25, 2009, Joseph Tisbe said…
At 6:49pm on January 23, 2009, L. Chapel said…
Great, can't wait to read it. Thanks...Les
At 2:11pm on January 23, 2009, L. Chapel said…

I read with interest your request (post) for yearly skills evaluations information.

I'm looking for driver proficiency testing specifically. Whether it be formal training given by our Training Department, or informal; in the back lot of the station stuff.

I noticed you had some decent responses. Is there any information you received that you could share in this regard? I thought I'd try you prior to placing another post that may cover the same ground.

Thanks…Les Chapel
At 6:02pm on January 15, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Thanks for the add! I look forward to learning from you and the MANY others on here!

Stay Safe

At 12:05pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…
hello my name is laurent so french paramedic fire figther,i search for trade uniform's and helmet's for my collection ,thank's for your reponse my blog :
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happy new year for you and your family ,so long .laurent
At 12:00pm on December 16, 2008, Toby Hancock said…
Joe, Whats up with the FOOLS? You find much interest in our area?

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