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Will Heiney
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  • East Haven, CT
  • United States
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  • Danny Stratton
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  • Paul Combs
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Paul Combs and Will Heiney are now friends
Dec 20, 2016
Will Heiney posted a blog post

Hoarding Conditions - Taking a Step Back

Hoarding conditions have personally humbled me as a firefighter on several occasions, and I believe I am better at this craft for it. Recognizing, understanding and defeating hoarding conditions has grown to be a passion of mine. Bringing that passion and the lessons from the moments that have both humbled and educated me can hopefully be a tool for a brother or sister firefighter at an incident down the road.That being said, hoarding conditions and the challenges they present to firefighters…See More
Aug 26, 2016
Will Heiney's blog post was featured

Hoarding Conditions - "Outside the Box" Size-Up

Every time your company hits the street whether it's for a fire call, ems run, or training opportunities almost always present themselves to identify potential hazards in your area. This is especially true for hoarding conditions. As discussed in the previous post many size-up indicators of hoarding conditions can be easily found especially with contents that seem to "flow" from the structure. However no two scenes are ever the same, especially in differing urban and suburban environments, and…See More
Aug 19, 2016
Will Heiney joined Jim Mason's group
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Common Sense Firefighting

A group dedicated to Decision Making and Leadership on the Fire Ground
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney joined Frank Viscuso's group
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Step Up and LEAD

This group is a place for leaders in todays fire service to come and discuss "all things leadership"See More
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney joined Skip Coleman's group
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Searching Smarter

This group will discuss issues related to searching related to structural firefighting.See More
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney joined Frank Viscuso's group
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Operational Guides

Incident Specific Operational Guides for firefighters
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney joined Chief Anthony Kelleher's group
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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
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney updated their profile
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney and Andrew Cooke are now friends
Aug 8, 2016
Will Heiney posted a blog post

Hoarding Conditions - "Outside the Box" Size-Up

Every time your company hits the street whether it's for a fire call, ems run, or training opportunities almost always present themselves to identify potential hazards in your area. This is especially true for hoarding conditions. As discussed in the previous post many size-up indicators of hoarding conditions can be easily found especially with contents that seem to "flow" from the structure. However no two scenes are ever the same, especially in differing urban and suburban environments, and…See More
Aug 7, 2016
Will Heiney posted a blog post

Size-Up Indicators - Hoarding Conditions

Hoarding Conditions are more prevalent than you may be aware of. Taking a second during your 360 to take in some of these clues can pay off. Although nothing is ever truly set in stone on the fireground, more times than not the following can be a strong indicator of hoarding conditions.Photo 1: Residential single family Dwelling in a "well to do" neighborhood.Note the front entrance is blocked with overgrown bushes, out of season holiday decorations are present, house and lawn appear unkempt,…See More
Jul 26, 2016
Will Heiney is now a member of Fire Engineering Training Community
Jul 8, 2016

Profile Information

Lives in:
Old Saybrook
Department:
East Haven Fire Dept
Title/rank:
Firefighter-Paramedic
Years of public service:
10+
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
FSI, FO, Hazmat Tech, CT Fire Academy Graduate, NR Paramedic, Rope Rescue Tech, Confined Space Tech, Trench Rescue Tech
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Hazardous Materials
Low Staffing Company OPS
Fire Behavior
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Rapid Intervention
Collyers Mansion (Hoarding Condition) Awareness and Tactical Perspectives
Bio:
Will Heiney is a Career Firefighter-Paramedic with the East Haven Fire Department in East Haven, CT. Having 10+ years in the fire service he is a former Live-In and current member of Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department Station 14 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is also a former Captain with the Old Saybrook Fire Department from his home town in Connecticut. He is a Fire Instructor with the Middlesex County Fire School, Fire Training Innovations LLC and also Instructs nationally.

Will Heiney's Blog

Hoarding Conditions - Taking a Step Back

Hoarding conditions have personally humbled me as a firefighter on several occasions, and I believe I am better at this craft for it. Recognizing, understanding and defeating hoarding conditions has grown to be a passion of mine. Bringing that passion and the lessons from the moments that have both humbled and educated me can hopefully be a tool for a brother or sister firefighter at an incident down the road.



That being said, hoarding conditions and the challenges they present to… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 9:30am

Hoarding Conditions - "Outside the Box" Size-Up

Every time your company hits the street whether it's for a fire call, ems run, or training opportunities almost always present themselves to identify potential hazards in your area. This is especially true for hoarding conditions. As discussed in the previous post many size-up indicators of hoarding conditions can be easily found especially with contents that seem to "flow" from the structure. However no two scenes are ever the same, especially in differing urban and suburban environments,…

Continue

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 12:26pm

Size-Up Indicators - Hoarding Conditions

Hoarding Conditions are more prevalent than you may be aware of. Taking a second during your 360 to take in some of these clues can pay off. Although nothing is ever truly set in stone on the fireground, more times than not the following can be a strong indicator of hoarding conditions.

Photo 1: Residential single family Dwelling in a "well to do" neighborhood.

Note the front entrance is blocked with overgrown bushes, out…

Continue

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 1:30pm

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