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Bryan Altman
  • 40, Male
  • Tifton, GA
  • United States
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Lives in:
Tifton, Ga
Tifton Fire Department
Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, firefighter safety and survival, MAYDAY/RIT, and close call/near miss situations.
Professional Qualifications:
My Training:
National- NPQ FF2, Instructor 1& 2, Fire and Life Safety Educator 1, HazMat Tech , Wildland FF 1

GA- State Certified FF, DHR EMT-I, Pressurized Container Fire Control, Interior SAR, Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Structural Fire Control, Structural Fire Control Instructor, Basic Firefighter Instructor, POST Instructor, GEMA Extrication, Fire Cause and Determination for the Company Officer, Arson Detection for the First Responder, Rescue Specialist, AOIC, NPQ Evaluator, Georgia F.L.A.M.E.S. COD #159


Diploma in Fire Science Technology
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter 1 and 2
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Compartment Fire Behavior
Search and Rescue
Engine Company Operations
Forcible Entry
Areas of expertise:
Fire Behavior
Suppression and Control
Search and Rescue
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Forcible Entry
Building Construction
Strategies and Tactics
Bryan Altman is Training Officer for the Tifton (GA) Fire Department. He is an 15 year veteran of the fire service. He began his career with the Tifton-Tift Co. (GA) Fire Department in 2004 and was there for 3 years and then went to Ashburn Fire and Emergency Services (GA) and was there for 4 years serving as Lieutenant. He spent 2011 as a full time instructor and Captain with the Georgia Fire Academy teaching the Basic Firefighter Program and assisted with live fire classes, he is still an adjunct instructor for GFA. He had the honor of teaching at the Metro Atlanta Firefighters Conference in 2012 and 2019, he also had a article published in the 2012 October issue of FireEngineering magazine and on the Fire Training Toolbox Website. He is certified as a Firefighter 2, Acting Officer, Live Fire Instructor, Basic Firefighter Instructor, Fire Instructor 2, has a Diploma in Fire Science Technology, and is Georgia F.L.A.M.E.S. COD #159 and SPARTAN #21.

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At 2:30am on December 23, 2011, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Bryan,

Thanks for the invite Brother! - Keep up the great attitude and all the best to you and yours this Christmas and in the New Year!!

Dale G. Pekel

Bryan Altman's Blog

Do ya feel lucky? Well, you shouldn't...

Have you ever heard someone say on the fireground or back at the firehouse, "Man I sure was lucky on that one", I have and I thought to myself, why do they say or feel that way? Shouldn't we be saying, "Man, if it weren't for my training I wouldn't have got out of that situation". Your training is what you fall back to each and everyday. When the stuff hits the fan or you find yourself in a sticky situation, don't rely on "luck" but what you have learned throughout your career to see you…


Posted on January 3, 2012 at 9:23pm

Training? Why do we have to do that?

So many times I hear "Why do we have to train?" or "Why is it so important?". When I hear these comments I can't help but get upset and mad. But I have had to remind myself numerous times that when I hear things like this it is my job to change those "Attitudes". We must do "Whatever it takes" to make sure we are ready to answer the call when the bells go off. Training is what keeps us as firefighters safe and ready to do our jobs better and more effectively. Yes there is always that chance…


Posted on December 22, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments


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