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AB Turenne
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  • Groton, CT
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Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance

 Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a HindranceFar too often people find it to be much easier to Monday Morning Quarterback those around them while standing idle from the outside than it is to take a long hard look at what their reflection shows in the mirror. The easy route shouldn't always be the path less traveled, but unfortunately seeing your own flaws is a difficult reality that no one wants to do.In May of 2017, I finally viewed myself in the mirror, observed and admitted what I knew…See More
Aug 15
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Station Pride, Finding Indentity and Ownership

Station Pride, Finding Identity and OwnershipBelonging to a military family and coaching youth sports, there is an undeniable similarity that I have witnessed firsthand from both the brave soldiers and strong athletes that I have had the privilege of meeting. Each has expressed a great deal of pride and ownership within their groups (units and teams) and strived to represent their individual organizations to the best of their abilities.Often pride, ownership, and identity is gained through the…See More
Aug 10
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Keeping it Functional and Keeping it Fun

Keeping it Functional and Keeping it FunWith fireground training or firehouse fitness, it is critical to develop lesson plans or workouts with the goal of making them functional to the service your department provides, while more importantly keeping it entertaining to ensure buy-in from your peers and to maintain a vested interest.There is nothing worse for training…See More
Jul 20
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The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and Wellness

The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and WellnessSome of the best memories and learning moments in the fire service don’t take place on the fireground or in a classroom setting; rather they take place around the table while we eat as a shift or take the time to talk over a cup of joe.Downtime in the firehouse can often lead to complacency or at times the development of poor eating habits. In May of 2017, I finally acknowledged that I was a liability to both my crew…See More
Jul 6

Profile Information

Lives in:
Groton, CT
Department:
Pfizer Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter - EMT
Years of public service:
21
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
CT Fire Officer 1
CT Incident Safety Officer
CT Fire Service Instructor II
NFPA Fire Inspector 1
BGS - University of Connecticut
MPA - Anna Maria College
Topics you provide training for:
Single Engine Co. Operations
Rope and Rigging
Safety
RIT Operations
Public Education and Prevention
Bio:
AB Turenne is a 21-year veteran of the fire service in Eastern Connecticut. As a Certified Level II Fire Service Instructor, AB's training curriculum has proven to be conducive with the operational needs of those he teaches and in turn has improved the human capital knowledge of many. A recent graduate from the Masters of Public Administration program at Anna Maria College, AB has continued his efforts in training and education by contributing to the Fire Engineering Training Community.

AB Turenne's Blog

Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance

 Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance

Far too often people find it to be much easier to Monday Morning Quarterback those around them while standing idle from the outside than it is to take a long hard look at what their reflection shows in the mirror. The easy route shouldn't always be the path less traveled, but unfortunately seeing your own flaws is a difficult reality that no one wants to do.

In May of 2017, I…

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Posted on August 15, 2019 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Station Pride, Finding Indentity and Ownership

Station Pride, Finding Identity and Ownership

Belonging to a military family and coaching youth sports, there is an undeniable similarity that I have witnessed firsthand from both the brave soldiers and strong athletes that I have had the privilege of meeting. Each has expressed a great deal of pride and ownership within their groups (units and teams) and strived to represent their individual organizations to the best of…

Continue

Posted on August 10, 2019 at 9:29am

Keeping it Functional and Keeping it Fun

Keeping it Functional and Keeping it Fun

With fireground training or firehouse fitness, it is critical to develop lesson plans or workouts with the goal of making them functional to the service your department provides, while more importantly keeping it…

Continue

Posted on July 20, 2019 at 3:56am

The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and Wellness

The Firehouse Kitchen Table: The Perfect Podium to Promote Health and Wellness

Some of the best memories and learning moments in the fire service don’t take place on the fireground or in a classroom setting; rather they take place around the table while we eat as a shift or take the time to talk over a cup of joe.

Downtime in the firehouse can often lead to complacency or at times the…

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Posted on July 6, 2019 at 7:00am

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