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Nick Ledin posted a blog post

SAFE Fireground

        While the title of this piece is obviously absurd and impossible, this doesn’t stop us from striving to make it a little safer through training. This is obviously evident since life safety, both for them and for us, is our primary goal. Seems simple enough, right? Well, for some, the rub comes when we start discussing whose safety is more important… theirs or ours? Over the past couple of decades some have stated that the focus on firefighter safety is, at times, counterproductive to…See More
Apr 15, 2016
Eddie Buchanan and Nick Ledin are now friends
Mar 31, 2016
Nick Ledin and Forrest Dyer are now friends
Sep 1, 2015
Nick Ledin and Brandon Buckley are now friends
Aug 27, 2015
Nick Ledin posted a blog post

Quality Matters

        Whether it’s halligans, hooks or hoses, the unfortunate truth is that too many firefighters are using inferior tools and equipment on the fireground…and this needs to stop. To most of the brothers and sisters that will take the time to read (and watch) this, this is old news; but to many of our brethren, this is the first they’re hearing of this.         For a small example of a much bigger problem, let’s talk about the halligan. There are numerous makes and designs of the halligan on…See More
Jul 16, 2015
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Apr 26, 2015
Nick Ledin posted a blog post

Outworked

        Growing up, probably like most of you, I used to play a lot of sports, although by the time I got to high school I realized that I wasn’t very good at most of them. Nonetheless, throughout high school I was on the wrestling team - all 112 pounds of me. Doing some quick math I figured that I spent about 175 hours on the mat during the high school season. In the summer I dabbled in freestyle and Greco wrestling as well, adding around another 100 hours. So that’s about 275 hours per year,…See More
Apr 19, 2015
Nick Ledin joined Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s group
Apr 19, 2015
Nick Ledin posted a blog post

Look Up, Look Out

       I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but instead we should strive for excellence. If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that we’re in agreement so far.…See More
Nov 12, 2014
Nick Ledin and Mike Alt are now friends
Nov 4, 2014
Nick Ledin joined Jason Hoevelmann's group
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Engine House Training, LLC

Midwest training company comprised of owners Jason Hoevelmann, Frank Lispki, Andy Seers, Gary Graf and Dave Konys, all students of the fire service.  Just wanting to share and learn our craft.See More
Oct 23, 2014
Nick Ledin joined JD Dulworth's group
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F.O.O.L.S.

Come and discuss or brag about your Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) organization. Looking to start a chapter in your area, I am sure we have enough qualified brothers out there to help! FTM-PTBSee More
Oct 22, 2014
Nick Ledin joined Chris Willis's group
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Small Town Tactics and Tools

Small Town Tactics and Tools is a group designed to help firefighters who protect rural and suburban areas. As the name suggests, we discuss tactics and tools and everything in between including training, leadership, manpower and water struggles, current fire events, and science. If you're from a department who protects rural and suburban areas, this is the group for you. If you're an urban firefighter this is a great place to get a general idea of what these men and women deal with in these…See More
Oct 22, 2014
Nick Ledin and Paul M. Rank are now friends
Oct 18, 2014
Nick Ledin and Cory Crosbie are now friends
Sep 13, 2014
Nick Ledin posted a blog post

Weapon X

       My wife and I were watching a movie a couple of nights ago (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) where they referenced 'Weapon X'. For anyone that hasn't seen Origins, 'Weapon X' is a clandestine research project that genetically engineers humans and mutants, making them into super weapons. They take the best (or the worst, depending on your perspective) parts of numerous individuals to make one fully, badass person. Full disclosure for anyone that doesn't know me, I'm a huge nerd. Regardless, this…See More
Aug 4, 2014

Profile Information

Lives in:
WI
Department:
Suburban Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter Paramedic
Years of public service:
12
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Bio:
I have been involved in emergency services for 12 years. I have worked in volunteer, combination and career departments. I am a life-long student of the fire service and have a passion to keep learning this craft.
Web site:
http://TacticalFireTraining.com

Nick Ledin's Blog

SAFE Fireground

        While the title of this piece is obviously absurd and impossible, this doesn’t stop us from striving to make it a little safer through training. This is obviously evident since life safety, both for them and for us, is our primary goal. Seems simple enough, right? Well, for some, the rub comes when we start discussing whose safety is more important… theirs or ours? Over the past couple of decades some have stated that the focus on firefighter safety is, at…

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Posted on April 15, 2016 at 12:30am

Quality Matters

        Whether it’s halligans, hooks or hoses, the unfortunate truth is that too many firefighters are using inferior tools and equipment on the fireground…and this needs to stop. To most of the brothers and sisters that will take the time to read (and watch) this, this is old news; but to many of our brethren, this is the first they’re hearing of this.…

Continue

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 12:30am

Outworked

        Growing up, probably like most of you, I used to play a lot of sports, although by the time I got to high school I realized that I wasn’t very good at most of them. Nonetheless, throughout high school I was on the wrestling team - all 112 pounds of me. Doing some quick math I figured that I spent about 175 hours on the mat during the high school season. In the summer I dabbled in…

Continue

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 11:51pm

Look Up, Look Out

       I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but instead we should strive for excellence. If you’re reading this,…

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Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00pm

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At 3:14pm on October 26, 2013, Dave LeBlanc said…

Hey brothers, thanks for the comments.

At 7:20am on September 2, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Nick,

Thanks for the invite brother - All the best to you and your Department!

At 8:59pm on August 4, 2013, Joe M. Starnes said…

thank you

 
 
 

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