New training and education standards for Recruit Firefighters and Officer candidates; and improved RIT training and Terrorism preparedness. Improved relationships among firefighters from various ethnic groups.
Firefighter I & II; Haz-Mat Technician; EMT Basic; ARFF Firefighting; Fire Instructor I; Fire Instructor II; Fire Officer I; CPR Instructor; working on B.S. degree in Fire Science through Columbia Southern University
Topics you provide training for:
Mostly in-house or recruit training. Basic firefighting topics, especially ventilation, truck work, and Air Management. I want to provide more training in the areas of firefighter safety; building construction and collapse; and fire behavior.
Areas of expertise:
Basic engine company duties and Truck work; Aircraft-rescue firefighting; auto extrication; basic building construction and firefighter safety; fire behavior; and CPR. Expert at nothing, student of ALL.
Total fire service experience of over 28 years. Began as a volunteer firefighter with the Worthington Fire Department in suburban Louisville KY from March 84 to Oct 86; Structural/Aircraft firefighter in the US Air Force from Oct 86 to Feb 91, simultaneously a volunteer firefighter with the Gosnell, AR Fire Dept. Volunteer FF in KY again from Feb 91 to Aug. 91; And just over 19 years with the St Louis Fire Department where I presently work. I've had previous assignments on 4 quint engines; 1 quint hook and ladder; 1 heavy rescue with haz-mat; and the ARFF district at Lambert Int'l Airport. Currently assigned to Engine 28. Also I'm an Assistant Instructor with the St Louis County Fire Academy, and the Highlander FF I and II program at St Louis Community College.
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