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Kim Fitzsimmons
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  • Holts Summit, MO
  • United States
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Tom Franklin left a comment for Kim Fitzsimmons
"Hello Kim     I just finished reading your Blog on training. Very nicely said! I am proud to have a firefighter such as you to be my friend on Fire Engineering."
Oct 29, 2013
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"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
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This group is a place for leaders in todays fire service to come and discuss "all things leadership"See More
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Suburban Fire Tactics

Suburban Fire Tactics is a forum to research, document and share the challenges and solutions encountered by firefighters and fire department administrators operating in urban interfaces.Suburban Fire Tactics is not a be-all, cure-all conclusion the the ailements, hazards and challenges that evolve daily in our industry. Just as the science, infrastructure, tools and mentalities change, so should the tactics used to complete our fundamental mission- to save life, mitigage hazards and preserve…See More
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Jun 29, 2012
Bobby Halton commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"Sorry Kim I should check my spelling closer before I tweet, my apologies. Great post keep em coming!"
Jun 29, 2012
Chris Weber commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"Nice job!!!I'm going to print this and hand it out!"
Jun 29, 2012
Mike France commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"Great post Sister , I told you that the other day."
Jun 28, 2012
Kim Fitzsimmons commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"Thanks guys, I appreciate all of your comments and thoughts."
Jun 27, 2012
Skip Knudtson commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"I wish our Department had more simulation-based training. Good post Kim."
Jun 27, 2012
Nick Morgan commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"Good job Kim!  Keep at it sista'!"
Jun 27, 2012
Michael Bricault commented on Kim Fitzsimmons's blog post The Test
"-Part of the problem, as you point out, is in the mindset. You have inadvertantly uncovered another of these truths in your choice of words; "they want to play". And that is my point... firefighters should never, ever consider responding…"
Jun 27, 2012
Kim Fitzsimmons posted a blog post

The Test

What's the difference between training and experience? Training will always give you the test last. Experience will always give you the test first. Train, train, and then train some more, so when experience hands you that test... you're ready!   Training is such a vital part of our work.  I hear firefighters complaining about having to train, and passing up opportunities to train.  Unfathomable!!  They want to play, but they don't want to train.  If you're gonna play the game... play the…See More
Jun 26, 2012

Profile Information

Lives in:
Holts Summit, Mo
Department:
Holts Summit Fire Protection District
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Years of public service:
10
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Web site:
http://www.kimfitzsimmons.com

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At 8:38am on October 29, 2013, Tom Franklin said…

Hello Kim

    I just finished reading your Blog on training. Very nicely said! I am proud to have a firefighter such as you to be my friend on Fire Engineering.

At 8:51pm on June 25, 2012, Mike France said…

Bout Time Rookie

At 8:49pm on June 25, 2012, Jeff Schwering said…

HEY FOCUS!!!!

Kim Fitzsimmons's Blog

The Test



What's the difference between training and experience?

Training will always give you the test last.

Experience will always give you the test first.



Train, train, and then train some more, so when experience hands you that test...

you're ready!  



Training is such a vital part of our work. 

I hear firefighters complaining about having to train, and passing up opportunities to train. 

Unfathomable!!  They want to play, but they don't want to…

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Posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:01pm — 8 Comments

 
 
 

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