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Incident Command, are we doing it wrong?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Ervin May 30, 2013.

Do you have a policy on use of Helmet Cameras?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Mar 12, 2013.


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Billy Leach and Ron Becknell are now friends
Jun 21, 2016
Ron Becknell replied to Jess Solze's discussion Training Trouble in the group Calling all Volunteer's
"Well the "I've done that before" group is tough to break through.  You could either find a training topic that you know they haven't done or use them as assisting instructors to help train the new members.  It sometimes…"
Dec 30, 2013
Ron Becknell posted a discussion

New SCBA low air alarms, good or bad

I wanted to get some opinions from others and see if anyone can convince me that the new standards for Low Air Alarms is a good thing.  I personally think that the problem was a training problem and was being corrected by proper training.  But now we will have to go back to the old training methods of not leaving until the low air alarm activates.  My department has adopted the policy of air-management and monitoring your air and that of your team to use it effectively and leave at the…See More
Nov 23, 2013
Ron Becknell joined Eddie Rogers's group

Calling all Volunteer's

This group is for the Volunteer's who may be on this site to exchange ideas and discuss issues that we face in our departments. Training, staffing, safety, sop's/sog's, stories, pics, whatever. Any and all welcomeSee More
Nov 16, 2013
Ron Becknell joined Mike Donahue's group

Technical Rope Rescue

Rope Rescue Techniques and Equipment Are Discussed.
Nov 16, 2013
Ron Becknell joined J. Scott Loftis's group

Rescuing the Rescuers

A group to share information and tips regarding Rapid Intervention
Nov 16, 2013
Ron Becknell updated their profile
Nov 16, 2013
Ron Becknell commented on Jason Hoevelmann's blog post Alternative to LUNAR for Mayday
"Another acronym that I've heard and been suggesting to my members is L I P.  I do normally stress that they always give Location first no matter what they use, after all if we know where you are then help can start going that direction. L…"
Oct 11, 2013

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Fort Mill, SC
Riverview Fire Dept.
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Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
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Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Haz-Mat Technician, Advanced Auto Extrication, Confined Space Rescue
Topics you provide training for:
Positive Pressure Ventilation,Vehicle Firefighting, CPR/First Aid, Auto Extrication, Fundamentals of Firefighting, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Incident Safety Officer, NIMS, Leadership I, Preparation for Initial Company Operations, HazMat Operations, Rescuing the Rescuer, Politics and the White Helmet, The New Fire Chief I, Rope Rescue Low Angle, Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Rescue
Areas of expertise:
HVAC systems and ventilation
Joined the Fire Dept. in 1991 at the age of 16. Elected to Captain in 2002. Elected to Asst. Chief in 2004. Started my own business in 2004 servicing commercial HVAC equipment and installing/servicing building automation controls.

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Are you an Instructor? Why NOT?

I completed my Instructor several years ago and at the time I was only interested in teaching short, hands-on classes if any at all.  I always liked passing on information to my members at the station.  I started teaching (assisting) some basic firefighter classes and quickly found how much I enjoyed it.  Not only was it fun and fulfilling to see a new firefighter go from learning to don gear to making actual fire attacks; but it is also a great way to stay current on basic skills and new…


Posted on November 23, 2013 at 10:23pm

Fight Cancer

Please help me and the Riverview Volunteer Fire Department Relay for Life Team reach its goal. This link will take you to a page that will accept on-line donations. Thank you for helping us fight cancer.…


Posted on March 4, 2010 at 9:30pm

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At 9:00am on March 5, 2010, John K. Murphy said…

Thanks for adding me to your friend list. I would be happy to work with you on your social network policy when redy

Have a safe day

At 6:51pm on January 19, 2010, David Faile said…
Sorry it took so long. My computer was fubar.
At 11:38pm on April 9, 2009, TODD SHERMAN said…

If you would like,i can email you the car fire video & you can burn it onto a dvd for training use
At 10:51pm on June 13, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Hi Ron,

Thanks for your kind words. I've been teaching at that conference for years and love it. What a great rgoup of folks. See ya there!

Be safe,

At 10:47pm on April 3, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Check out and sign up, we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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