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Art Bloomer
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  • Brick N.J.
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Technical Rescue

Does your department have technical rescue capabilities? What kind of problems are you facing in regards to staffing, training and equipment? If you have any gadgets or special techniques, this is the place to share them.
May 23, 2019

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Brick N.J.
Kearny N.J. Fire Department(career) Brick Twsp. Fire Department (Vol.)
Firefighter (KFD), Captain (Brick TRT), Past Chief (Brick)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Personal escape devices, Manpower,
Professional Qualifications:
Level II Instructor State of New Jersey
Live Burn/ SCBA Certified Instructor
Flashover Simulator Certified Instructor
Fire Fighter I and II Instructor
R.I.T. Instructor
High Angle Rope Rescue Instructor
Confined Space Rescue Instructor
Trench Rescue Instructor
Structural Collapse Instructor
ICS I-300 and I-400 Instructor
Rescue Specialist New Jersey Task Force 1
Topics you provide training for:
Live Fire Evolutions (H.O.T. Instructor Fixed Facility Burn Instructor)
Classroom Presenter ( size does not fit all)
USAR instructor
FF I and II
Areas of expertise:
I'm not an expert in anything, but I like to instruct in the following areas:
Truck Ops
I am a forth generation firefighter, my uncle, grandfater and great grand fathers were all firefighters. I also am a member of the New Jersey Task Force 1 USAR team as a Rescue Specialist. All of my children, 2 sons and 1 daughter are members of the volunteer fire department where we live as am I, and I am a past Chief, currently the Captain of our Technical Rescue Team. I am also a member of the Jersey F.O.O.L.S.

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At 9:46pm on January 13, 2009, Dave Gallagher said…
OK... I'm in... so I was informed that you are the official rehydration therapy sector cmdr for the event. The big "G" if you don't mind....
At 4:29pm on January 12, 2009, Dave Gallagher said…
Guess I gotta find out about the Jersey gig, eh?
At 9:39am on January 3, 2009, Mike Daley said…
A lot of surprises when it comes to Indy lately, Bro. Not sure if the department is sending us out this year, either. We are doing the Baltimore Expo this year. See you down at USAR brother.
At 9:47pm on January 1, 2009, Arthur Ashley said…
I thought it was a great presentation and class........I will definately see you there, I will be working for FDIC again, also........we can have a beet at Ike and Jonesy's
At 2:37pm on January 1, 2009, Arthur Ashley said…
Hey Art, how are ya, I was your classroom assistant at FDIC, and we also had a few beers at Ike and Jonseys................I will be getting a picture up soon, so hows things ???? Talk to ya later, hmmmmm, more Arts, well you can know me as the "Kentucky Art"
At 7:05pm on November 27, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Sounds great. I'll drop you a line when things get closer.
At 2:33pm on November 27, 2008, Art Zern said…
Thanks Art, as the junior Art, I guess that I'll have to be "the other Art". I enjoy reading your posts, you bring alot of value to these discussions. Thanks again,

"The other" Art
At 10:54am on November 27, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Really? Just bring the pipes in get in line? Sounds very cool. I'll have to take 'em along this year.
-I'll be sure and look you up when I get to town.
-Stay safe.
At 1:51am on November 27, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Hey Art, I'm a piper too. Had no idea all the players on this site.
-I was going to bring them with me but I wasn't sure who to contact or the protocol.
-Drop me a line and give me the scoop.
At 11:19pm on November 10, 2008, Ron Smith (a.k.a. G-Ron) said…
Thanks for the kind words Brother.
Not everyone understood exactly what I was trying to say.

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