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Lives in:
233 Skeet Club Road Durham, CT 06422
New Haven Fire Department
Asisstant Drillmaster
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Personnel / Staffing
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Service Instructor II
Emergency Medical Services Instructor
AHA CPR BLS Instructor
Incident Safety Officer
Fire Officer II
Topics you provide training for:
Hazardous Materials
Emergency Medical Services
Basic Ropes Training
Fire Engine Pump Operations
Areas of expertise:
Basic Ropes
Fire Engine Pump Operations
Program development and implementation
I have 18 years of service with the New Haven Ct Fire Department. The last ten years I have been assigned to the Training Division as an Asisstant Drillmaster. Prior to that I was the assigned driver for Engine Company 8. Prior to that I was assigned to the department heavy rescue. I spent 23 years in the CT Army National Guard. In the National Guard I held three occupational specialties: Infantry, Intelligence Analyst, and Chemical Biological, and Nuclear specialist. I have worked in EMS for 14 years on a part time status for a commercial ambulance service.

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Practicing Basic Skills is Key

When your department is short staffed and your Training Division is short staffed it makes it difficult to conduct quality training in the basics. That is why it is imperative that at the company officer level training in the basics continues. Although plentiful overtime is good in the short term in the long term it can lead to fatigue and lack of consistent training sessions. One of the things that the Training Division must balance is the amount of work hours firefighters are putting in…


Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:35am

Training/ Driving on!

I have been a part of the Training Division for three years and I've learned first hand about the uphill battle trainers face when it comes to accomplishing the training that matters. We as trainers must never get discouraged, and must always think of the firefighters that we train because they are why we chose training. So when it gets tough think of the firefighters and the public we serve.

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 5:53pm

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At 12:57am on July 12, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Great Brother! Join in and post!
At 7:16pm on July 11, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Welcome to the world's greatest training site. This is where the serious trainers come to train & learn from each other. Please allow me to invite you to the group called "HAZMAT PLACARDS TO SUCCESS". This group is for the firefighter, the EMA officer, and the HazMat Technician. I would love to hear what you have to say. This is a great time to join the group as our main focus is currently the first stages of the HazMat Incident.

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Todd McKee
At 2:50pm on May 9, 2008, Antonio Almodovar said…
I was privileged enough to attend a Region 1 TRADE meeting and discovered that departments were being told by certain PPE vendors that it would take up to eight weeks to recieve PPE due to the shortage of Kevlar. The Military has been utilizing the material to the point where it has extended the wait time for departments to get their PPE. So plan accordingly.
At 5:18pm on April 26, 2008, Antonio Almodovar said…
If I can be a resource to anyone please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to doing the same with fellow members. In my bio I failed to mention that I am bilingual. I speak read and write both English and Spanish fluently. I look forward to information sharing with everyone.

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