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The Driving Force Behind Catalyst Leadership

The Driving Force Behind Catalyst LeadershipBy: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr., Battalion Fire Chief              Being new to the private, industrial sector world it can be overwhelming and challenging.  In the nearly six months here so far I am learning every day about the refinery’s processes, what makes them work and all the intricacies associated with them.  While I am just merely a beginner to the refining world one thing I have come to learn rather quickly is the need for a catalyst.  The catalyst…See More
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Those Who Lead: When Opportunity Knocks

Those Who Lead: When Opportunity KnocksBy: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr. I received a group email from my Fire Chiefs supervisor, concerning what makes a great safety professional after attending a recent conference. He further spoke of the characteristics listed by participants during the conference and how that list could be expanded to any profession.  He asked that members of our department do “homework” and list the top 10 characteristics of a “great (safety) professional,” and bring to the morning…See More
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Tips for Developing First-In Engine Company Training Evolutions

There are infinite skills and tasks that must be performed as a first-in engine company to the scene of a fire incident.  Skills and tasks can range from hoseline selection and deployment to size-up to hand tool selection and everything in between.  We could spend countless hours and time engaging in practical training evolutions on each one alone.  How can we develop a training evolution that encompasses multiple essential tasks?  I’m sure you’re thinking we do this all time so what makes this…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Kenner, LA
Department:
Marathon Petroleum Company
Title/rank:
Battalion Fire Chief
Years of public service:
15
Agency structure:
Industrial fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership
Culture
Professional Development
Professional Qualifications:
NPQ Fire Officer IV
NPQ Fire Instructor III
Paramedic
Live Fire Instructor
EMS Instructor
Georgia designated Chief Fire Officer
ISFSI Training Officer credential
NPQ Evaluator
Incident Safety Officer
NPQ Public Fire & Life Safety Educator
Hazmat Technician
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Company Operations
EMS
Leadership
Strategy and Tactics
Incident Command
Industrial Firefighting
Hazmat, Confined Space, Rope Rescue
Professional Development
Training Program Development and Management
Areas of expertise:
Leadership
Training Program Development and Management
Industrial Firefighting
Bio:
Thomas D. Kuglin Jr. Thomas is a 15 veteran of the fire service and currently served as a Battalion Chief for Marathon Petroleum Company in Garyville, LA. During his career, Thomas has served with large, urban fire departments in Metro Atlanta and Memphis, TN. Thomas has served in the roles of Firefighter, Lieutenant and Training Officer. Thomas is a nationally certified Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Paramedic, credentialed Training Officer through ISFSI and designated as Chief Fire Officer through Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. Thomas has an Associates degree in Business Administration from Keiser University and finishing a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University. Thomas is also a contributing editor for the ISFSI and IAFC.

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The Driving Force Behind Catalyst Leadership

The Driving Force Behind Catalyst Leadership

By: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr., Battalion Fire Chief

 

 

            Being new to the private, industrial sector world it can be overwhelming and challenging.  In the nearly six months here so far I am learning every day about the refinery’s processes, what makes them work and all the intricacies associated with them.  While I am just merely a beginner to the refining…

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Posted on August 21, 2017 at 10:20pm

Those Who Lead: When Opportunity Knocks

Those Who Lead: When Opportunity Knocks

By: Thomas D. Kuglin Jr.

 

I received a group email from my Fire Chiefs supervisor, concerning what makes a great safety professional after attending a recent conference. He further spoke of the characteristics listed by participants during the conference and how that list could be expanded to any profession.  He asked that members of our department do “homework” and list the top 10…

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Posted on August 17, 2017 at 4:33am

Tips for Developing First-In Engine Company Training Evolutions

There are infinite skills and tasks that must be performed as a first-in engine company to the scene of a fire incident.  Skills and tasks can range from hoseline selection and deployment to size-up to hand tool selection and everything in between.  We could spend countless hours and time engaging in practical training evolutions on each one alone.  How can we develop a training evolution that encompasses multiple essential tasks?  I’m sure you’re thinking we do this all time so what makes…

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Posted on August 12, 2017 at 11:40pm

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