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Brian Arnold's Discussions

Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Beck Apr 26, 2011.

What Qualifies You as a Fire Service Instructor?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Marler Jun 25, 2008.

 

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Brian Arnold and Nathan Roper are now friends
Aug 29, 2012
Jake Beck replied to Brian Arnold's discussion Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
"Brian -   I don't do anything special as far as training documentation goes w/ live fire. It is documented like any other training is. Should there be some sort of special documentation?   As far counting burns. I have no idea what…"
Apr 26, 2011
Brian Arnold replied to Brian Arnold's discussion Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
"Mike, As a friend of mine likes to say "Keep that fire in your Life".   I've said for the past 20 years that our members are getting less and less fire duty and our experience is retiring at an alarming rate.  We must…"
Apr 26, 2011
Brian Arnold and Mike France are now friends
Apr 26, 2011
Mike France replied to Brian Arnold's discussion Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
"We do 2 to 3 Live Fire exercises a year in our Burn Tower  4 to 5 hrs long each session, 6 Vehicles Fires , 4 propane burns at our Training facility a year. We follow NFPA 1403 and In New York State Fire Departments are the only one's who…"
Apr 26, 2011
Brian Arnold replied to Brian Arnold's discussion Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
"Jake,   That's incredible that you have so many opportunities to train with live fire.  Keep it up.   What type of training portfolio do you keep on yourself and other instructors?  Ie. if you get 10 burns out of one house,…"
Apr 25, 2011
Jake Beck replied to Brian Arnold's discussion Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
"How are you recieving your live fire training and how is it being delievered? Our live fire training is 100% through acquired structures. My states fire academy is fairly close and they do have a few mobile burn props available, but we…"
Apr 24, 2011
Jake Beck and Brian Arnold are now friends
Apr 22, 2011

Profile Information

Department:
Oklahoma City Fire
Title/rank:
Capt.
Years of public service:
24 down and who knows how many to go! Still loving everyday of it.
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manning, wages, training
Professional Qualifications:
Got a few hanging on the wall.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine company operations, RIT, FF safety and survival, TIC, 1403 compliant live burns, Recruit academies, Officer development, Flashover trainer, Fire Behaviour, The downside to PPV in a SFD.
Areas of expertise:
Live Fire Training in Acquired and Fixed Burn Facility, Flashover Trainer, FF Safety and survival, RIT, Fire Recruit training, Engine Company Operations, TIC, PPV use and mis-use, People with paper skills and No street smarts....you know who you are!
Bio:
I'm a FF! Started in a combination department in Breckenridge Colo,, moved home to Oklahoma and worked for a small single house department in Bethany Ok. before moving to OKC FD in 1991. Come up through the ranks the usual way through time, experience and promotional exams. I'm an Engine guy! Still love my truckie bro's though.

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At 4:23pm on May 4, 2010, Jeff Schwering said…
Brian great meeting you in person at FDIC Brother! Good job on the class!

Be Safe
Jeff
At 6:29pm on August 23, 2009, Eric DePoto said…
What is up bro, no unfortunately I am not but Hankins and Hudson (2 e board members) are going. Hope all is well in the Midwest. Tell Ray I said hello and have fun training.
At 2:47pm on July 1, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother! Convention was great, but I didn't have my camera for some of the better moments. Training with Gallagher was the highlight for me, just soaking up wisdom, ya know? Orlando's Next!
At 10:19am on June 23, 2009, Shane Hunter said…
Thanks for the invite friend. I look forward to talking.
Maybe you have some personnel interested in attending our Truck Academy in September? Firetown puts on a great course.
Omaha is the host and we would love to see you here.
At 4:28pm on June 22, 2009, Ed Hadfield said…
Brian,

SHane Hunter told me about your post reference the PPA/PPV discussion. I read your post and believe you are right on the money. Keep up the good work and next time I'm in the area I'll take you up on the offer. The same hold true in SO-CAL... ALso, let me know if I can ever help in any way. I appreicate "Good Firemen". Call me anytime or e-mail..

P.S...Its hard to get that white thing dirty anymore. But I'll give it a helluva try!!!

951-858-2444
firetown@att.net
At 6:22pm on June 17, 2009, Tony Mack said…
ba -- where is this video
At 10:54pm on June 14, 2009, Brian Weatherford said…
Thank you Sir, I enjoyed reading your PPA post. Very informative.
At 10:06am on June 9, 2009, Tony Mack said…
Hey Brian, I have finally found out how to use this commodore 64, ha
I might just bother you now all the time.
call me.

T. Mack
At 9:53pm on June 6, 2009, Brian Weatherford said…
Hey Brian, Do you have a copy of a training release form, live fire or any other type that you could send me. My email is Brian.Weatherford@hotmail.com. Thanks, Weatherford
At 1:39pm on May 27, 2009, Andy Thomas said…
Hey Brian, do you know Paul Deaver? I believe he is at Station 35?
 
 
 

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