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John Alston
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  • Plainfield, NJ
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Lives in:
Central Jersey
Department:
Jersey City Fire Department
Title/rank:
The Highrise Guy
Years of public service:
26
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Mass retirement of Senior and most experienced staff.
Professional Qualifications:
Member: NFPA, ISFSI, FDSOA, NJ State Level II Instructor, Certified Project Manager, OSHA Construction Safety Officer, Operations Director for Carl Holmes E.D.I.,
Topics you provide training for:
High rise Fire Management, Fire Officer Development, Technical Rescue, Terrorist Response, NIMS I100-I800, Health and Safety, Workplace Safety Issues, Time Management, Incident Safety Officer, Rebuilding Your Fire Department, WMD Response: Operations.
Areas of expertise:
Fire Department Administration, Technical Rescue, Training, High rise, Project Management
Bio:
John is a Captain, 26 year vetera ; ten of which were spent in the Heavy Rescue Company; and Training Officer for the Jersey City Fire Department. He commands Engine 9, the busiest engine company, in the state of New Jersey and is a Fire Instructor of 21 years. He instructs at both the Jersey City and Union County Fire Academies. OSHA Construction Safety Officer. Member FDIC, NFPA, ISFSI, IAFF, IABPFF, FMBA,
Web site:
http://www.avision-llc.com

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Greatness

Greatness is never measured by a single act... It is declared by commitment, selflessness & action. Continued prayers for the souls of the Dearly Departed...and for those of us who mourn their loss.

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Posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:41pm

FOTRUST Interview FDIC2013 BC John Mittendorf

#fireofficertrust Check out an impromptu interview with BC John Mittendorf of LAFD @fdic ow.ly/kCJG7

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 9:17pm

The Chameleon Fire Officer: Mentor, Menace or Medocre - Which One Are You?

The Chameleon Officer: Mentor, Menace or Mediocre: Make up your mind!

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 9:35pm

The 5 Failures of Command

Click Here:  These are not all of them.  These are the five that came out of a great skull session.

http://fireofficertrust.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-5-failures-of-command.html

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 4:00pm

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At 4:04pm on August 16, 2010, Jose Rafael Marte said…
That will be joserafaelmarte@hotmail.com , i am her in USA, is it possible to visit your station?
At 5:48am on May 17, 2010, Mike France said…
thanks
At 7:04pm on May 7, 2010, Ken Hudak said…
Yo, now that you got me to sign up for this at least you can do is give me a gift......
At 12:52pm on May 7, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Hi John. Great video clip. As an engine man it must make you feel great to have beaten the ladder guys so quickly. LOL.
-Seems like the Tower company took a long time to get in to operation. By the time they make the roof cutting seems unnecessary as the fire is already knocked down.
-Did any Truck Company members get in to perform the search?
 
 
 

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