Grant Schwalbe


Estero, FL

United States

Profile Information:

Lives in:
Fort Myers, FL
Estero Fire Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Paramedic, Fire Officer 2, Fire Instructor 3, Live Fire Training Instructor, Fire Inspector
Topics you provide training for:
Search, Engine Company Ops, FF Survival, RIT, Tactics, Incident Command and Company Officer Development.
Grant Schwalbe has been a firefighter since 1994. He began his career in Northwest Ohio and has been with Estero Fire Rescue (Fort Myers, FL) since 2003 as a Lieutenant/Paramedic on Engine 43. He is an Instructor for When Things Go Bad, Inc. and Fort Myers Fire Academy. Grant has taught at The Orlando Fire Conference, Wichita HOT, Ft Lauderdale Fire Expo and Fire Rescue East. He is the lead instructor for the 2017 FDIC HOT class Residential Primary Search: Making the Grab. He is a regular contributor to Fire Engineering Training Community and has been published in Fire Engineering Magazine. His areas of passion include Search, Engine Company Ops, Firefighter Survival, and RIT. Grant is a FL Instructor 3 and has an Associate’s degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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