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Franklin Fire Dept.
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
It's difficult to give new guys a real idea of how live fire really behaves. We have an excellent gas burn facility, but we're lacking in class A burns. We have to work harder to provide these guys with a better understanding to prepare them for the real deal.
Professional Qualifications:
FF I&II, A/O, Instructor I, Officer I, Safety Officer, High Angle/Rope Tech, Swift Water Tech, EMT
Topics you provide training for:
SAR, RIT, Truck & Engine Co Ops, Drags & Carries
Auburn (AL) Fire Division-2 yrs
Southwest (AL) Vol. Fire Dept.-6 yrs.
Franklin (TN) Fire Dept.-13 yrs.
1-Source Training Consultants-Instructor
Member-Mid-Tenn FOOLS
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At 8:58pm on October 17, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Thanks for the props. I hope to meet you some day and share a cold one with you! In the meantime, keep safe and watch over your people!

At 1:10am on May 5, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
I am truly sory to hear that, I was looking forward to meeting you and sharin' a guiness or something along those lines. I will crack open a "lahbsta" in your name! Be safe, FOOL!
At 10:07pm on April 25, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother:

Just checkin in. Hope you and yours are well! See you in June!

At 11:06am on September 13, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Ben:

That is exactly why I wrote those words. I'm glad it hit the mark for you, it does my heart good to know that. Take care of yourself, Brother. I love that, "a mild come apart". Perfect understatement!


At 7:39am on September 6, 2008, Paul Combs said…
Thanks, Captain!
At 6:46pm on August 29, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother:

I've been swamped with stuff to do lately and haven't been as prompt on the community as I normally am. Go ahead and send me his info, it would be good to see what there doing down there.
Most university departments have dried up or been absorbed. The only reason we haven't is our location and the fact that we are responsible for a county area containing a good 20 - 22,000 people. So when we have student shortages, hurts.
At 7:02pm on August 12, 2008, Todd McKee said…
busywork bro!
At 11:42pm on July 29, 2008, Erron Kinney said…
thanks bro i will visit one of these days what station are you at now?
At 12:01am on July 3, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Brother: UFD was never intended to become what it has. Our students earn a full time wage as firefighter's and can stay in the dept. as long as they are earning a 2.0 and taking at least 6.0 credits. With an entire half of town to tend to, turnover can be a serious issue for us. The rewards are awesome though, as we and the students contribute together in providing our state with the leadership needed for the future. Alaska is one big small town, we have fewer people than a L.A. suburb, but there's enough action to provide these guys great on the job training. Problem is the area is growing and our budget isn't. We need things like permanent drivers and a mid level company officers.

At 4:19pm on July 2, 2008, Chad Berg said…
Will do brother!

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