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Lives in:
Martinsville, IN
Plainfield Fire Territory
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Multiple State, NFA certifications and additional classes from training organizations. Engine company Lieutenant, fire investigator, prevention officer.
Topics you provide training for:
Strategy and Tactics, fire officer, firefighter safety
Areas of expertise:
Suburban strategy and tactics
12 years of fire service. Overlapping experience 8 years of volunteer and 10 years career.

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Rethinking How We Train

Why do we do what we do? What does it take to be a good firefighter? How can we do it better? Safer?

I was of the mindset that there were two things you needed to be a good firefighter. Number one is that you need to want to help people. Hopefully this goes without saying.  Most of our time is not spent “slaying the dragon”, it is spent providing EMS care, chasing alarms, cleaning up messes, and whatever else anybody and everybody asks of us. The second…


Posted on October 13, 2016 at 1:00pm

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