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Lives in:
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
DuPage County, Illinois
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I am the author/editor of Backwards and and an 18+ year firefighter/paramedic in DuPage County, Illinois. I am a member of my department's training division and believe whole-heartedly that it is our duty to train our younger generation to replace us someday. Just like parents we want our "kids" to have a better life than we did. We want them to be smarter, better skilled and better prepared than we were. It's our job to ensure that they become just that. That is what is about as well as why I am so passionate about training.
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Is Your Department Extinguishment or Search Oriented?

This article is inspired by a quick post I threw up on my Facebook page asking, "Is your Department Engine or Truck/Ladder Oriented?" Facebook- Backwards and Stupid. In that post I discussed many suburban departments tending to lean toward Engine work and leaving Truck work as an after thought. That's sort of where I am going with this post. In todays suburban fire departments and much of what is written about changing…


Posted on July 24, 2012 at 7:37pm

Searching Recreational Vehicles During Fire Incidents in Industrial Areas

Searching Recreational Vehicles During

Fire Incidents in Industrial Areas

Many jurisdictions have an area that contains heavy commercial or light industrial occupancies that is commonly called an “industrial park” or “business park”. Often times these areas have buildings with large square footages and outdoor storage and loading areas. The…


Posted on June 25, 2012 at 5:18pm

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