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Lives in:
Upstate SC
Oconee County Emergency Services / South Carolina Task Force 1 USAR
Assistant Chief
Years of public service:
Since 1992
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Not just in my department, but in the fire service as a whole there is a huge lack of LEADERSHIP ABILITY!
Professional Qualifications:
ISAC Fire Officer , HAZ-MAT through Chlorine Specialist, EMT-Basic, Rescue Specialist. Rapid Intervention Instructor, IFSAC Fire Instructor, Technical Rescue Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
All aspects of RIT, Technical Rescue, Fire Suppression, Haz-Mat, Fire Service Leadership
Areas of expertise:
RIT, Fire, Rescue, Haz-Mat, and Fire Service Leadership
Third Generation Fire / Rescue Specialist from Upstate SC.
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Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook is now available

The new Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook is now available. This workbook follows NFPA 1001 (2008) edition

This workbook is designed to assist departments with tracking not only initial firefighter training, but continued skills competency as well. Use of this book will also assist…


Posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:08am

Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook

I have had several people contact me about the status of the Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook project. I have completed the project. I have to review the proof copy, and then it will be available. I think it will be around the first part of October. You can see more about it by going to www.createspaceamcom/3690367

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 12:56pm

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At 5:03pm on September 20, 2011, Renate Wilson said…

Hi Scott,

Thanks so much for all your SOG's.  I'm also going to look at your website to see if we can use your new training material.  You've helped us to a great start in getting more organized !

At 10:05am on September 17, 2011, Renate Wilson said…

We would love any SOP's you'd care to share.   We just had our first fire on the island about a month ago and I think we did pretty well, but we need to get more organized.  I have arranged for a trainer to come to the island next summer to do the S100 training, not sure what its called in the states.  Thanks for any help you can give us


At 1:49pm on July 24, 2009, Renate Wilson said…
Hi Scott,

I'm new to this site, but I read your comments on the SOP's. Would you be willing to send any info you have to us? We are a small island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. We have a 1400 gal pumper truck, but we are just getting started. We are first response until the Forestry service shows up, if they do. Thanks in advance
At 12:19pm on May 10, 2009, Larry Lasich said…

Would you email me with the cost of reproducing and snail mailing that job performance information. I would also like a copy for our Department.

I also have a 2 mbps connection, so if is conveniant, you can attach it to an email to my civ email account.

Thanks much,
Larry Lasich
At 9:52pm on February 9, 2009, Harry Carter said…

I want to thank you for the kind words in your invitation. I just try to share what I have learned over the past 45 years. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is just experience. Take care and stay safe,

Harry Carter
At 7:30am on September 12, 2008, Joe Heim said…

The skill sheets are working out great. We have done some of them already. If you are willing to send out the new D.O. ones that would be great.

Stay Safe, Brother,

At 3:22pm on August 6, 2008, Sean Harshaw said…
Nice to meet you Brother!
At 12:56pm on May 20, 2008, Rudy Dinkins said…
What are you up to brother? Give me a call or e-mail me some time.
At 2:21pm on April 4, 2008, Joe McClelland said…
If possible I would love to see your Mayday outlines and compare them to mine.

Thank you,
At 5:03pm on March 26, 2008, Stacy White said…
Hey Scott, read your response to the SOP blog and was wondering if you could send me the info as well. My dept is under new leadership and in desperate need of SOP's, the new Chief is wanting to start the process and has asked me to help, now I am seeking the help of others. Will you be at FDIC? If so, we could meet there to talk more about this, if not, could you send info to or you can reach me by phone at 260-703-0021 Thanks!

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