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SOP for Flow Path Control - Who has one?

Following the ventilation and suppression studies by UL and NIST, to whom are you assigning simple things like door control? LAFD has provided some video on of how they are handling this…Continue

Tags: PPA, SOP, PPV, ventilation, coordinated

Started Jun 29, 2014


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Lives in:
Columbus, Nebraska
Omaha Fire Department
Battalion Chief (Ret)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Strategy & Tactics Advancement
Professional Qualifications:
AAS in Fire Protection Technology
Instructor II
Fire Officer I
Special Operations Technician / Instructor
Certified Incident Safety Officer
35 Years Experience in Firefighting
Department Management
Project Management
Training Division Management
Topics you provide training for:
Post-UL/NIST Fire Tactics, Recruit Fire Academy Implementation, Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials, ICS, Command Training, High Rise Firefighting, Urban, Suburban, Rural Fire Operations, Special Operations: Trench, Confined Space, High Angle, Rapid Intervention.
Areas of expertise:
Structural Firefighting, Special Operations, Incident Command, Tactics and Supervision, Fire Behavior Specialist, Survival, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Services, Extrication / Heavy Rescue
42 Years of Fire Service experience.
32 years as a career firefighter.
Founder: Training Under Fire, LLC
NE State Fire Marshal Training Division - Retired
Past BC of Training & Special Ops Div. - Omaha FD
Associates Degree - Fire Protection Technology
Associates Degree - Electronics
Board of Directors, Yutan Rural Fire Prot. Dist.
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Want To Be A Fire Service Leader? Start Now.

Want to be a respected fire service leader some day? Start now.

Be a leader in front of others. Not an a**. Not a complainer. Not someone who sits out of things they disagree with or think they know already.

A leader has to practice leadership throughout their career. Take advantage of the extra education and training that comes along - and yes there is a difference. Even if this is the fifth time you've conducted the same drill in the last three years, it doesn't mean the rest…


Posted on April 2, 2017 at 9:18pm

Does Certification Equal Performance?

Candidates for certification, whether individuals or organizations, should be required to demonstrate alone and as a team those skills and judgements that will be required when they hit the street. As instructors and leaders, that is our ultimate responsibility.

The fire and EMS world is ruled by certifications. These certifications are supposed to represent a referenced level of knowledge, skill, and ability, verifying that an individual can indeed perform to that level. In most…


Posted on April 18, 2016 at 8:00pm

Pressing the Safety Engine Into Action Early

Many fire departments designate one engine company as RIC on first alarm to a building fire. This is done to ensure that the responsibility of RIC is established early in the game and takes the place of the Initial Rapid Intervention Crew (IRIC) which is the “two-out” part of two-in, two-out. The use of a first alarm engine company as a dedicated RIC is an example of the Safety Engine concept in action.

Some but not all SOPs call for the replacement of this early dedicated RIC with a…


Posted on February 8, 2016 at 12:00am

The Multiple Methods of Maydays, Part 1 - The MBE Connection

Maydays can and do occur in several different ways. Firefighters must master the skills needed to initiate a Mayday in any situation at any given time, depending on the circumstances. Before everyone carried portable radios and PASS devices, firefighters were frequently trained to initiate a Mayday by tossing their helmet out the window, hoping to get the attention of others that there was a problem. It was the best option at the time. Never saying that tossing a helmet…


Posted on October 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

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