Level II State Fire Instructor
HazMat Specialist (NFPA 472)
Federal Evaluator for Chemical Weapons Response
Rope Rescue Technician
Confined Space Rescue Technician
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Trench Rescue Technician
NFPA 1403 Instructor
Kentucky Emergency Manager (Area 13)
FDIC Volunteer Staff
Fire Lieutenant with the City of Lexington Kentucky, assigned to a hazardous materials engine company. Having been assigned to the city's busier companies throughtout the past 15 years, both engine and ladder companies. Now assigned to the busiest engine in the city. Volunteer firefighter with his hometown department and also the emergency manager for that county. Been involved with the fire service since the age of 16, which is 22 years involved with fire and emergency services.
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Please allow me to invite you to the group called HazMat Placards to Success. This group will allow firefighters to discuss a step by step process for a Hazardous Materials response. From the firefighter to the hazmat technician. The first step has been posted in the group, with many more steps to come.
Hello Arthur, Thank you for your interest in Firefighter safety through better education and leadership. I am also very passionate about this; we lose too many members for this reason. I believe we can have a significant impact with better command and control at the incident scene.
Thanks for all you do.
John Bierling John@IncidentMT.com
Good to hear from you! Yup, I'll be in Indy all week. I'm teaching, but I don't know which day yet. No matter what, though, I'll be at opening ceremonies and the Brotherhood Bash with the pipes & drums. I'm trying to talk Maria into coming up to play with the band. We'll see... Stop by our FOOLS table at the Bash and say hi.
Thanks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting). It's a Fire ground decision making and leadership group. Join in any discussion at any time. There are always some good ones going. How many members on the engine and how many does your dept get on the first due alarm?
Hope to see you again out there...unfortunalely, I am sitting out this year from doing a classroom presentation. I was asked to change my topic, and I guess they did not like my new topic. I'll be out there non the less.
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