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Live Fire Training- Do you get it?
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Oklahoma City Fire
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 know who you are!
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
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…

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!!!

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 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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